How to do Dutch braids

Some days, you just need to keep your hair out of the way. Instead of opting for a typical ponytail, try these Dutch braids for a more elevated and chic look. Once your hair is braided and pinned into place, you can easily go about your day without worrying about your hair getting in the way, all while still looking cute.
Have short hair? No worries. These Dutch braids can easily be created on any hair length. Check out the simple-to-follow instructions and video to see how you can rock these braids in no time.
- Brush or comb with a tail
- Alligator hair clips
- 2 clear elastics
- Bobby pins
1. Part hair down the center with a comb or brush with a tail.
2. Clip hair on the right side of your head out of the way using an alligator clip.
3. Gather a triangle section of hair close to your forehead and divide it into three sections.
4. Begin braiding with these three sections, taking each outer section and moving it under the middle section.
5. Continue to braid using the technique in step 4 while also adding hair to the outer sections each time. The added sections of hair should come from directly below the section you are adding to.
6. Continue this process until you reach the ends of your hair. Secure hair with a clear elastic and pin the end into place with a bobby pin.
7. Repeat the entire process on the other side of your head.
8. Gently pull the braids apart while holding onto the tail to give the braids a fuller appearance.

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