Fall is here and that means cozy sweaters, suede booties, piles of crisp leaves, and pumpkin spice lattes. Dutch braids are a great braid to incorporate into the new season because they will make any outfit pop, and are the perfect solution for medium or long tresses. They are all no-muss, no-fuss ‘dos that you can do yourself any day of the week. Ready to try?
Here are some other great Dutch Braid hairstyles to try!
Half Up Mohawk Dutch Braid Supplies:
- Step 1 / Start by brushing the hair straight back from the forehead and through the ends to remove any tangles.
- Step 2 / Pick up a 2″ wide section of hair at the center of the forehead and two smaller sections directly behind it, one slightly to the right and one to the left.
- Step 3 / Begin a dutch braid by crossing the side strands underneaththe middle section.
- Step 4 / Start incorporating small sections of hair into the braid keeping it right along the center of the top of the head.
- Step 5 / When the braid reaches the back of the crown, braid the rest of the section into a regular braid without adding in any extra hair.
- Step 6 / Tie it off with a clear elastic band.
- Step 7 / Separate off a small section of hair from the ends of the braid and and wrap it around the hair band to hide it.
- Step 8 / Secure the end of the wrapped section with a bobby pin sliding it into the center of the braid.
- Step 9 / Spray the top and sides of the hair with a firm hold hairspray and smooth down any flyaways. Add some curls to the ends as an optional extra step!
Mohawk Dutch Braid Messy Bun Supplies:
- Step 1 / Brush through the hair to remove any tangles.
- Step 2 / Create a dutch braid going down the center of the top of the head and then down the back as in the previous step.
- Step 3 / Incorporate hair into the braid until it reaches the nape of the neck.
- Step 4 / Tie off the braid with a hair band so it creates a low ponytail.
- Step 5 / Pick up a small section from the ponytail and loop it up towards the hair band, then tuck it in creating a loop.
- Step 6 / Continue creating loops with sections of the ponytail until all the hair is looped. The hair should gradually form a donut shape.
- Step 7 / Pull the bun tight against the head then set it with a firm hold hairspray, smoothing down any flyaways.
Dutch Braid Wrapped High Bun Supplies:
- Step 1 / Brush through the hair to remove any tangles then brush it up into a high bun, wrapping the hair with a hair band.
- Step 2 / Separate off a 1″ section of hair from the ponytail and pull the rest of the hair through the center of a mesh donut.
- Step 3 / Pin the donut against the head by sliding them in near the scalp.
- Step 4 / Divide off a 2″ section of hair from the ponytail and separate it into two sections.
- Step 5 / Pick up the small section that was previously left out and begin a dutch braid by crossing the bottom strand under the middle section.
- Step 6 / Cross the top piece under the middle and then the bottom piece under the middle once again.
- Step 7 / Cross the top piece under the middle and pick up a small section of hair from the ponytail crossing it under the middle as well, bringing it into the braid.
- Step 8 / Now cross the bottom piece under the middle and the top piece under again.
- Step 9 / Pick up a new section from the ponytail and cross it under as well, bringing it into the braid.
- Step 10 / Now repeat the previous steps bringing in small pieces from the ponytail, wrapping the braid around the mesh donut.
- Step 11 / Once all the hair is brought into the braid, continue braiding the hair into a regular braid, tying off the end with an elastic band.
- Step 12 / Wrap the end of the braid around the mesh donut, tucking it underneath the start of the braid.
- Step 13 / Pin down the end of the braid and anywhere it feels loose.
- Step 14 / Add your favorite headband and set the style with a firm hold hairspray.