How To Dutch Braid
A dutch braid is made like the french braid, but instead of picking up hair and crossing over the middle section, you pull the hair under the middle section. This results in a braid that is raised up from the head instead of flush with the head.
This braid is also called an inside-out french braid because that is exactly what it looks like. It is a french braid that actually sits on top of the hair. Make sure you have an elastic ponytail holder to secure the end of the braid and that the hair is brushed out and free of tangles before you start.
Here are the steps:
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Divide the hair at the top of the braid into 3 small strands/sections of hair.
Start the braid like a regular braid, but cross the right section under the middle section, and then cross the left strand under the new middle section.
Now you will begin picking up hair with each cross under the middle section. With your right hand pinky, grab some hair and join it to the right section. Now cross this entire section under the middle section.
With your left hand pinky, grab some hair and join it to the left section. Cross this entire left section under the middle section.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you run out of hair to pick up. Once you have run out of hair, continue to braid as normal – right under middle, left under middle until you reach the ends of the hair. Secure with an elastic ponytail holder.
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