There’s nothing quite as effortlessly elegant as a braid. They’re perfect for your third, fourth, or even fifth day after washing your hair because they look gorgeous and hide oils and product residue. In this post we’re going to break down how to create a French braid and a Dutch braid and what the key differences between the two are. First up, French braid.
Start by brushing out the hair completely with a boar bristle paddle brush.
Separate hair on the crown into three equal pieces.
Take the left piece, cross it over the middle section and combine it with the right piece. Do the same with thing after, starting with the left piece this time. Add a little more hair to each section as you go, working your way down.
Secure the end with a hair tie.
Gently pull on the sides of the braid to give it more body.
Divide the hair into three equal sized pieces on the crown. Pull the right piece under the middle piece. Then do the same with the left.
Add more strands of hair to the pieces as you work your way down.
Secure the end of the braid with a hair tie and then gently pull on sections to widen the braid.
(Optional) Lock in your style with Strong Hold hairspray.
That’s it! Two gorgeous braids that offer versatile style. Essentially, a Dutch braid is an inverted French braid. A French braid is perfect if you want a skinnier, sleeker braid. Dutch works better if you want a chubbier braid. No matter which you choose, though, it’s sure to look gorgeous!