You have been asking for some great heatless hairstyles and I’m excited to share the tutorial for this Dutch Crown Braid. My only tutorial featuring this braid is a few years old and included a flower crown so I thought it was time for an updated version. This is one of my very favorite heatless hairstyles and I always wear this throughout the entire summer. It’s great for beach days, camping, boating, travel, whatever your summer plans entail! Let me know what you think in the comments below and whether you plan to wear this look this summer! xo, Missy
Dutch Crown Braid Supplies:
- Paddle brush
- Rattail comb
- 4-6 bobby pins
- Medium-hold hairspray
Dutch Crown Braid Instructions:
- Step 1 / Brush through the hair to remove any tangles.
- Step 2 / Then create a deep part on the right side.
- Step 3 / Pick up a small section on the heavy side of the part and divide it into three sections for the braid.
- Step 4 / To create a dutch braid, begin by crossing the right strand under the middle strand. Then cross the left strand under the middle strand.
- Step 5 / Now cross the right strand under the middle strand and pick up a new section of hair crossing it under the middle strand as well.
- Step 6 / Then cross the left strand under the middle and bringing a new section into the braid.
- Step 7 / Now repeat those steps continuing the dutch braid down to the left ear.
- Step 8 / Once the braid reaches the left ear, switch hands and continue the braid around the back of the head. Again you’re bringing in hair from both the top of the head and the nape of the neck and working towards the right side of the head.
- Step 9 / Before the braid reaches the right ear, make sure to bring all of the hair into the braid. This will help minimize the bumps that pop up on one side of the head.
- Step 10 / Once all of the hair is brought into the braid, then switch the hands again and braid the rest of the section to the ends in a regular 3 strand braid.
- Step 11 / Then lay the braid across the top of the head, behind the beginning of the braid, and pin it down with bobby pins. I like to slide mine into the center of the braid, in line with the braid so it stays hidden.
- Step 12 / Now go back over the entire braid and pull on the edges to make it a lot wider and more full.
- Step 13 / Then spray the style with hairspray and smooth down any hair that is sticking out from the braid.