Well after a month of bun hairstyles I felt like a new braided hairstyle tutorial was overdue!
I was just playing around with my hair and was intending to create a different upstyle when I did this braid. I really liked how this braid looks left out as a side braid and how simple it looks from the other side too. It’s a Dutch braid but instead of running it down the back of your head, it’s angled down the side of your head.
A Dutch braid is also known as a reverse braid or inside out braid. It’s the same technique as a French braid but instead of crossing the sections over, you bring them underneath and into the middle. Each time you add in hair from the side and you bring a section underneath into the middle.
This Dutch side braid is best in long hair or medium length hair without layers. As your hair needs to join your braid across the back of your head, you’ll find shorter layers won’t be able to reach and will fall out. You can still give it a try, but you may need to use a lot of hairspray and a few pins to keep your hair in place.
Dutch side braid hairstyle tutorial
- Start by brushing your hair to remove any knots before you being to braid. This braid begins roughly over my right eye and goes down my left side but you can also do it down the other side of your face. Take a one-two inch section of hair and split it into three.
- Begin your Dutch braid by bringing the right section under the middle, and the left section under the right. Then add some hair to the middle piece (now on the right side) and bring it under.
- Repeat adding in hair from the left side and bringing that section under into the middle. You still add in hair from both side with this braid, but you keep the braid close to your hairline along the side of your face. When adding in hair on the right, take sections from across the back of your head.
- Keep braiding and once you’ve added all your hair to the braid, finish in a regular three-strand braid (plait). Secure the end with a small clear hair elastic.
- S-T-R-E-T-C-H out your braid! This is the most important step and will transform the look of this braid, especially if you have fine hair. Pull gently at the side of your braid to widen it and your hair will look so much thicker.
- Where to put your hands – I keep my right hand around the back of my had while braiding but once all the hair has been added I hold all the sections of the braid in my left hand and bring my right hand to the front to continue braiding to the end of my hair.
- As mentioned earlier, this braid works best in long hair or if you only have long layers. Short layers will fall out and you’ll need pins and hairspray to keep them in place.
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