One dutch braid, two great hairstyles

Today’s post is about one simple dutch braid, but two great hairstyles you can do with it. If you’re regularly visiting my blog I’m sure you’ve seen the dutch braid ending in a ponytail before. In this post I’ll show you how I do the dutch braid.

Braided hairstyles are my favorite, because I think the combination of braids and curls are just great and look even better than braids in straight hair. Moreover it’s a bit easier for us to braid our hair as the curls stay within the braid pretty well and your braid doesn’t need to be perfect. These two hairstyles won’t take longer than 5 minutes!

You’ll need:
  • 1-2 hair ties
  • some bobby pins

 

How to dutch braid curly hair:

The most important thing to know about a dutch braid is that instead of crossing the three sections across each other you cross them underneath each other. If you’ve never done a dutch braid before you’ll need a little time to get used to cross underneath, but other than that it’s not more difficult than french braiding. Of course you can also do these hairstyles with a french braid!

How to dutch braid curly hair

1. Take a small section from either the left or the right side of your part, whichever side you like better is fine.

How to dutch braid curly hair

2. Split it into three equally big sections.

How to dutch braid curly hair

3. Start braiding by crossing the section closest to your face underneath the middle section.

How to dutch braid curly hair

4. Continue by crossing the back section underneath the middle one. Make sure to hold the braid into the direction it’s later supposed to be.

How to dutch braid curly hair

5. Again cross the section closest to your face underneath the middle section, but now make sure to add some new curls to the braid. Just pick them up from underneath the braid right next to your face.

How to dutch braid curly hair

6. Every time you’re crossing the back section underneath the middle one you don’t add any new curls to the braid. I think the braid looks nicer this way.

How to dutch braid curly hair

7. Add new curls to the braid every time you cross the section closest to your face underneath the middle one, until the braid reaches the middle of your ear.

How to dutch braid curly hair

8. Continue braiding until the ends without adding any new curls and fix the braid with a hair tie.

These 8 steps are the same, whether you decide to pull your curls back into a ponytail or you like to wear half of your curls down. After choosing which hairstyle you’d like to go for, you can finish by following the last step:

Hairstyle 1: Half dutch braid, half down:
How to dutch braid curly hair

Place the braid around your neck and fix it with some bobby pins.

How to dutch braid curly hair

Done!

 

Hairstyle 2: Dutch braid ending in a ponytail
How to dutch braid curly hair

If you like to pull your hair back into a ponytail just grab all your curls (including the braid) and put them into a ponytail. To finish, take out the hair tie you’ve wrapped around the braid and open up the braid until you get to the ponytail’s hair tie.

How to dutch braid curly hair

Done!

 

2 Comments
  • Roberta
    March 15, 2015

    I really like your blog and the hairstyles that you propose. I still can’t repeat them myself, but I hope I will learn soon. I love the Dutch braid ending in a ponytail. And thank you for all your suggestions to get curly hair clump properly. Read you soon!

    • Sandra
      March 15, 2015

      It’s great to hear you like my blog, thank you! Braiding your own hair requires some training, but I’m sure you’ll soon be able to do them yourself. I suggest you start with french braiding, I think it’s a bit easier

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