3 Sporty Hairstyles

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Summer is nearly here so I thought it’d be the perfect time to feature a few hairstyles that would be great for the gym, playing sports, or even worn as a heatless style! These three all incorporate your basic dutch braid or french braid and are easy to recreate. If you haven’t learned these two specific braids yet then you better get started, summer’s almost here!

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Double French Braid Buns Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Brush through the hair and part it where you normally would. I have mine in a diagonal starting from the left side going back towards the right side.
  • Step 2 / Now continue the part down the back of the head so both halves are the same thickness. I also did this in a diagonal from the right side of the crown down towards the left side at the nape of the neck.
  • Step 3 / Tie off the right side to begin working with the left.
  • Step 4 / Pick up a small section of hair near the forehead and divide it into three pieces.
  • Step 5 / Create a french braid by crossing the side strands over the middle strand.
  • Step 6 / Begin incorporating hair into the braid and continue down to the nape of the neck.
  • Step 7 / Once all the hair is brought in, braid to the ends and tie it off with an elastic band.
  • Step 8 / Let down the hair on the right side and repeat the previous steps creating a french braid.
  • Step 9 / Take the hanging braid on the left side and wrap it counter clockwise into a spiral creating a small bun at the nape of the neck.
  • Step 10 / Secure the edges of the bun with several bobby pins, sliding them into the center of the bun.
  • Step 11 / Take the hanging braid on the right side and wrap it clock wise into a second bun next to the first.
  • Step 12 / Secure the bun with bobby pins and set the style with hairspray.

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Half Up Double Dutch Braids Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by creating a center part back towards the crown.
  • Step 2 / Create a second part a few inches down from the center part on the left side; clip the lower hair out of the way.
  • Step 3 / Pick up a small section of hair near the forehead and divide it into three smaller pieces.
  • Step 4 / Begin a dutch braid by crossing the side strands underneath the middle strand.
  • Step 5 / Start incorporating small sections of hair into the braid continuing it back towards the crown.
  • Step 6 / Secure the braid at the crown with bobby pins.
  • Step 7 / Now create a second part to the right of the center part.
  • Step 8 / Create a second dutch braid along the top of the head, back towards the crown, pinning the end with bobby pins.
  • Step 9 / Pick up a small 2-3″ section of hair at the end of the braids.
  • Step 10 / Twist the section together and wrap it clock-wise into a spiral creating a little bun.
  • Step 11 / Wrap the bun with an elastic band to help hold it in place.
  • Step 12 / Gently pull on the edges to make it wider and slide bobby pins around the edges creating a flattering shape.
  • Step 13 / Set the style with hairspray.

Criss-Crossed Dutch Braids Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Brush through the hair to remove any tangles.
  • Step 2 / Create a center part and continue the part down the center of the back of the head.
  • Step 3 / Now create a horizontal part from ear to ear so the hair is divided into four sections.
  • Step 4 / Tie off the lower left square and pin up the top right square.
  • Step 5 / Pick up a small section near the forehead and split it into three equal pieces.
  • Step 6 / Begin a dutch braid by crossing the side strands under the middle sections.
  • Step 7 / Bring small sections of hair into the braid until all of the hair from the top left square is added in.
  • Step 8 / Create one full stitch of the braid to cross over from the top left square to the bottom left square.
  • Step 9 / Then begin adding in small sections of hair from the new bottom square.
  • Step 10 / Once all of the hair is brought in then braid the section to the bottom and tie off the end with an elastic band.
  • Step 11 / Let down the remaining two sections and create a second braid from the top right square down to the bottom left square.
  • Step 12 / Tie off the end of the braid with a second elastic band and set the style with hairspray.

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  1. May 17, 2016 / 8:31 PM

    Love this look! You’re so inspiring! Take a look at my blog at braidsandbikinis.com

    Cheers!

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