DIY: Create The Inside Out Braid

Inside-out braids, also known as Dutch braids, are one of many variations on the classic three-strand braid. Inside-out braids are similar to French braids, but the braid raises up from the scalp, rather than being tucked under as French braids are. Whether you are headed for a night on the town or a trip to the woods, an inside out braid is a simple yet elegant way to style your hair. Inside out braids also can add dimension to your hairstyle and can be dressed up with hair accessories for every occasion. To create inside out braid you need some appropriate yet simple steps to follow.

Follow the instructions below!

Things You’ll Need

  • Brush
  • Hair tie
  • Comb (optional)
  • Hairspray (optional)


  1. Brush or comb your hair thoroughly to get out any knots and tangles that will get in the way of your braid. Decide where on your head you are going to start your braid. It can begin at the very top of your head if you like, or closer to the back of your head for a less showy look.
  2. Gather a small section of hair at the top of your head or wherever you are beginning your braid. Divide the section into three smaller sections of hair and keep them separated with both hands.
  3. Begin your braid by crossing the right section of hair from right to left under the middle section of hair, then crossing the left section from left to right under the middle section. Keep the strands separate from one another to ensure a tidy braid.
  4. Add a small amount of hair from the right side of your head to the section of hair that is now on the right then cross the now thicker section from right to left under the middle section, then add a small amount of hair from the left side of your head to the section of hair on the left side that has not yet been added to. Cross the now thicker left section from left to right under the middle section.
  5. Repeat the process, adding hair to the left and right sections before crossing them under the middle until you have reached the end of your hair.
  6. Secure the end of the braid with a hair tie and spray your braid with hairspray to keep it in place if you desire.

Notes :

Even if you are practiced at braiding, the inside out braid may take a little getting used to. Do not get discouraged if your braid does not come out perfect on your first few attempts.

The Example Pictures of The Inside-out Braid Hairstyle

These inside out braids can be elegant on their own, or they can form an excellent base for more elaborate hairstyles like braided buns and crowns. A good inside out braid can look great if it is done correctly.






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