Tutorial: Make A Dutch Braided Headband On Yourself

 

Braids are beautiful, aren’t they? But we all have tried the basic three and four strand braids, so why not try something more interesting this time? If you are game for something interesting and romantic at the same time, keep reading! A while ago, while browsing through some of my favourite channels on YouTube, I came across a really simple tutorial of a Dutch braided head band by Abby Smith on Twist me Pretty! It  really was so pretty and  also so easy-to-make that I just had to share it with you. It’s perfect for parties and with the festive season going on, you can try it on yourself or on a friend. Don’t worry if you don’t get it right on the first try, because practice makes perfect. Good Luck!

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Make sure to comb through your hair before braiding

Make sure to comb through your hair before braiding

Step 1: Make a side parting in your hair and comb through to release any tangles. Grab a section of hair from the top of the larger side of your parting and divide it into three parts as if to tie a normal three strand braid.

Keep your hand steady while making the braid. You may need some practice to perfect it.

Keep your hand steady while making the braid. You may need some practice to perfect it.

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Step 2: Start making a normal three strand braid but only make sure that you don’t overlap the sections on top of each other but instead go under-lapping (if that’s even a word!). Make two loops of a normal under-lapped braid and then begin adding section to it from the hair that’s left out. I know this sounds just like a French braid, but honestly, a Dutch braid is just a reversed French braid.

Add sections to the braid as you would in a french braid, but go under rather than over the sections

Add sections to the braid as you would in a french braid, but go under rather than over the sections

Step 3: Keep on adding sections of hair to the sides and take one section under the other. Repeat this process until you have reached the temple of your head.

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Loosen out the braid by teasing the top and bottom sections of each loop.

Loosen out the braid by teasing the top and bottom sections of each loop.

Step 4: Once you have reached the temple of your head, stop adding sections and simply continue to make an upside-down three strand braid. Tie it up using a thin hair elastic or rubber band.

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Step 5: Now that the braiding part is done (Yes, that’s all you had to do); let’s add the romance to your braid. Hold the braid securely at the place where you have tied it with your rubber band and using you other hand, gently tug and tease the braid from the top and bottom sections of the loops. Loosen it out but very gently else you may spoil the braid and open it. (And then you will have to go all over again) Did I mention this could take a while to perfect? But keep trying!

The finished Dutch braided head band

The finished Dutch braided head band

Step 6: Once the braid has been teased, it looks really soft and romantic. Now just take your finished braid and go behind your head. Pick a section of hair and tuck the braid underneath it. Secure with bobby pins and voila! How easy was that!

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Note: All pictures and tutorial are courtesy of Abby Smith.

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