Hair trends are changing day by day. Previously girls were crazy about the French braid or fishtail braid but the upcoming trend is of Dutch Braid. It is the reverse of French braid and quite easy to make once you understand the difference between the Dutch braid and the French braid. The difference of Dutch braid vs French braid is subtle both in look and the style techniques. The Dutch braid is basically an inside-out style and looks detachable at first sight.
Who Invented Dutch Braid
Dutch braids are one of the braid styles that are commonly called cornrows. The history of Dutch braids can be traced back to stone age and too many regions as well. It has been depicted in the stone age paintings found in Tassili Plateau of Sahara. Those paintings date back to 3000 B.C. The tradition of wearing Dutch Braids relates to Africa as well as West Asia. Their historic evidence can be found in Greek and Roman art as well as in Celtic traditions as well.
How to Style A Beautiful Dutch Braid
Dutch braid looks somewhat difficult but it is very easy to create. One can make it in a short time after some practice. In order to make Dutch braid one has to follow these simple steps:
- Pick up the hair section from the top of the head.
- After that divide section in three equal strands.
- Now cross the right strand under the central strand and cross the left strand also in the middle strand.
- The next step is the addition of hair to the strand already in hand before crossing to the middle of the braid.
- The step is repeated with the left strand.
- Continue to add hair on stand till the all hair are covered.
- At the end, tie up the braid with a ponytail.
- As the Dutch braid is in an intertwining process, the three stands from the base of the braid.
Styling A Double Dutch Braid
The double Dutch braid is an excellent choice for girls who do yoga and exercise as the hair are properly tied and do not cause disturbance during the workout. Making a double Dutch braid is easy. It is firm and no hair is left out of the strand. It can be made by following way.
- The first step is to equally divide the hair into two parts and properly comb to make them straight and tangled free. To half the hair equally, the best way is to take the comb directly from the nose to the center portion of the head. This will easily divide your hair into two strands equally. After making portions, clip one section of the hair with the pin or catcher so that it may not tangle the other side while you’re making the braid on other sections.
- It is good to apply some gel, mouse or spray before starting so that the braid remains firm. After that, divide the section further into three parts and start making the Dutch Braid in the similar manner as the straight normal Dutch braid is made. Complete the braid and secure it with the rubber band or elastic.
- Repeat the same procedure for the other section to get a complete look of the double Dutch braid.
Styling With A Dutch Braid Headband
It is a superb and fantastic type of Dutch braid hairstyle that looks fascinating. Young girls love to weave the braid for different occasions. To make this style a girl has to follow these guidelines.
- As all the hair do not tend to braid, first of all, it is good to give light curls to the hair. Use the hair curler to get loose curls and make them somewhat wavy.
- After that, take a section of hair from the forehead side and divide it into three strands.
- Cross the strand with the middle strand in the similar fashion like for the normal Dutch braid.
- It is good to lose the braid so that it gives off a thick appearance.
- After that wrap that braids on the back of the head and join it with the pins or small clips.
Dutch braids are easy to make and with a little practice, you can make them in different styles. Dutch braids are not much difficult to make and you only need to alter the technique to get this look.