Double Dutch Braids
Make bold and breezy plaits your next braid hairstyle with a super-cool set of Dutch braids. Inspired by the classic school girl pigtails, these braids have been given a boho makeover to create a look that screams out festival babe.
Showcase personality to stand out from the crowd with your braided hairstyle. Plait your hair using the Dutch technique for a pair of chunky braids, then loosen them out for an edgy undone finish. From the bottom of your head, create curls with the ghd curve® creative curl wand to complement the free-spirited vibe. Add pops of colour and glitter to the double Dutch braids for a festival look that will catapult this look into a hairstyle hacienda of its own.
Hail to the braids for your next boho look and nail the double Dutch plaited style. Get this braided hairstyle with this how-to guide.
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Here’s how to create double Dutch braids
1. Create centre parting to bottom of head
2. Tie away one side
3. At top of other side, create triangle
section and split in three
4. Pass inner strand under middle strand
5. Pass outer strand under middle strand
6. Add small amount of hair to strands
and pass under again
7. Continue this technique, adding hair each pass
8. Once at the bottom, secure
9. Repeat on other side
10. Gently flatten braid
11. Spray remaining hair with curl hold spray
12. Twist wrap hair around curling wand
13. Continue curling for textured look
step one: Create centre parting to bottom of head
Brush hair with ghd tail comb and create a centre parting all the way to the bottom of the head.
step two: Tie away one side
Once parted, tie away one side with an elastic.
step three: At top of other side, create triangle section and split in three
Starting at the top of the other side, take a triangle section and divide into three.
TIP: To create a Dutch braid (which sits prominently away from the head), the technique goes under rather than over.
step four: Pass inner strand under middle strand
Take the inner strand of hair and pass it under the middle strand.
step five: Pass outer strand under middle strand
Then take the outer strand and pass it under the middle strand.
step six: Add small amount of hair to strands and pass under again
On the second pass, start to add a small amount of hair, taking the time to ensure it’s neat, and then pass under.
step seven: Continue this technique, adding hair each pass
Continue this technique, continually adding hair and passing under each time.
TIP: Keep your sections tight will create a more defined braid.
step eight: Once at the bottom, secure
Once you reach the bottom of the head, secure the hair with a clear elastic.
step nine: Repeat on other side
Repeat the braiding technique on the other side of your head.
step ten: Gently flatten braid
Pull gently on the braid to fatten.
step eleven: Spray remaining hair with curl hold product
Spritz the remaining hair on each braid with ghd curl hold spray.
step thirteen: Continue curling for textured look
Continue curling the hair in any direction for a loose and tousled texture.
TIP: Wrap a small piece of hair around the elastic and grip in place to hide.