The appeal of a long, lustrous braid has stood the test of time and there are certain mesmerizing braid hairstyles that keep coming back. ‘Dutch braid’ or ‘milkmaid braid’ is one of those repeating hair trends that have become popular again in recent times. From celebrating at Red Carpets to supermodels at the runways – this gorgeous hairstyle is seen everywhere. Let us tell you how to Dutch braid your hair and totally rock it this season:
How To Create A Dutch Braid In A Few Simple Steps
Creating a regular Dutch braid is not at all a Herculean task. Here are the details and the step-by-step procedure that you need to follow:
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Products You Will Need:
- A good hair mousse, also called ‘hair styling foam’, to give additional volume and shine (you may also replace it with a textured hair spray)
- A well-moisturizing pomade to make hair sleek and glossy
- A perfect edge control hair gel to give your style a subtle hold
Tools You Will Need:
- A hair dryer (make sure that it comes with a hair diffuser)
- A rat tail comb
- A hair smoothing brush
- A few clear / transparent elastic hair bands
- A few hair pins (try to get ones that are designed specifically for halo braid style)
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Steps You Have To Follow:
- Start with moistening your hair slightly as it is easy to create the Dutch braid style when the hair is damp (the hair should not be dripping wet under any circumstances). It also gives a neat and clean look upon finishing.
- Apply a good amount (a golf ball-sized quantity will do) of hair mousse or styling foam all over your hair focusing on the roots. You can divide all your hair into multiple sections for the ease of application and distribute it uniformly by combing with a smoothing brush or just by running your fingers through your hair. If you want to skip mousse, give the texture hairspray a try. It will work the same way and give your hair damp hair a nice hold.
- Smoothen your hair with the smoothing brush and bring it to one side of your head. Try to keep it as much frizz-free as possible.
- Split all your smoothened hair into three separate sections and hold them in between your index fingers and pointer fingers.
- Grab the left section of hair in between the pointer finger and thumb of your left hand. Keep the middle section free at this time. Also, grab the right section of hair by using the thumb and index finger of your right hand.
- Now, start braiding your hair by intertwining those three sections in the Dutch style. Cross the right section of hair underneath the middle section of hair. Do the same for the left section and bring it under the middle section too.
- Then, pick a smaller section of hair from the right side by using your pointer finger and add it to the right strand before crossing it under the centre section of hair strands.
- Similarly, pick a smaller section of hair strands from the left side of your head and add it to the left section prior to bringing it underneath the middle section.
- Thus, keep adding smaller strands of hair as you continue intertwining the three sections. You must hold down the plait-under-creation tightly while the task is ongoing.
- Braid up your hair until you reach your desired length. You can also continue braiding your hair up to the nape of your neck and leave rest of the part loose for a more casual look.
- Secure the braid with one or more clear / transparent elastic bands (as needed).
- Use hair pins to keep all stray hairs in place.
- Apply some hair spray for a better hold of the style.
- You are absolutely ready to rock your Dutch braid now!
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Tips And Tricks To Know
While trying to master the art of Dutch braiding your hair, the following tips and tricks will turn out to be extremely helpful for you:
- Splitting the hair into three sections for braiding is the most vital part of this task. Try to create three equal sections in order to make a nice-looking plait.
- Do not try to attempt a tight braid at first. Rather, start with a looser version and go tight gradually.
- You may also try making two regular Dutch braids at two sides of your head with a neat centre part for a cool, casual look.
- For beginners, creating a perfect Dutch braid might be challenging. But remember, it is only practice that can make you perfect. So, keep practicing!
Styling a simple Dutch braid is not as tough as it seems to be. So, when are you going to give it a try?