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Video:How to Make a Dutch Braid

with Allyson Thompson

The Dutch braid is a fun hairstyle that you can create at home. Watch this About.com video to learn how it's done.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make a Dutch Braid

Hi, I'm Allyson Thompson, here for About.com. I'm a hair stylist at Studio 23 in San Luis Obispo, California. Today I'm going to show you how to make a dutch braid.

Supplies for Making a Dutch Braid

To do this you will need:

  • a hair brush
  • a rubber band
  • and hair spray is optional

Before Starting a Dutch Braid

Brush your hair before getting started to make sure that it's free of any tangles. You can begin this braid just about anywhere on the head.

Instructions for Doing a Dutch Braid

I'm going to start at the base of the crown. Start with a section of hair about three inches in diameter and separate it into three equal parts. Take the right section and wrap it under the mid-section, making this the new mid-section. Then, take the left section and wrap it under the mid-section; now it is your new mid-section. Move back to the right section and repeat this process, adding small sections of hair from your sides as you go. What you're essentially doing is french braiding in the reverse.

Finishing a Dutch Braid

A dutch braid is very much like a french braid, and it is also referred to as an inside-out or reverse braid. Once you've reached the end of the braid, secure it with a rubber band. You can finish this look with hair spray, if you like. Dutch braids are beautiful and elegant, so if you're heading to prom or a special event, this could be the perfect style for you. And that's how you make a dutch braid. Thanks for watching.

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