Dutch Braid Basics
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I’ve been doing dutch braids on my hair more than ever these days, and I realized my last tutorial on them was from a long, long time ago. I thought it may be helpful for those of you who are new to this braiding technique to be taught the basics.
Your hair texture prior to braiding, dutch or not, is really important. Make sure you prep your hair before you start to ensure your braid will hold and stick together.
In order to show detail, I just did a small braid on the side of my head. Once you’ve mastered the technique, try braiding all your hair! It’s easier to work with smaller sections, so wait until you are confident in your skills before you move on–you are less likely to be frustrated and give up.
I love how stretched out and loose braids are these days. It’s an easy way for your braid to look less severe and a little bit more “lived in”. I love a soft, romantic look, so stretching out the braid after you are finished is key to softening the whole look.
I go into more detail in the video, but start with either day old hair or add plenty of texture with product. My favorite texturizing products can be found here! If you don’t have a texturizing product, try spraying dry shampoo from root to tip!