The Dutch Braid is done in much the same way as the French Braid, however, they do have several differences. While the French braids are more similar to Dutch braids than regular braids in terms of the appearance, their location still differs greatly. French braids generally start right above the forehead, in the middle of the head, and travel all the way down the back of the skull. Dutch braids, however, are less formal in appearance since they begin at the crown of the head, leaving the front pulled back but unbraided. The Dutch braid has one more strand than the French braid. Comprising four sections combined into one braid, the Dutch braid is created much in the same way as the French braid, with the pieces being brought upward, out of the braid. In comparison, the French braid has three sections in the plait, making it slightly easier to create. Also, Dutch braids can be created with as many strands as is desired beyond three, though four is the most common.
Now you know the difference, so you will not be wrong to distinguish between the dutch to french braid, although they look the same, but in fact they are different. For the Dutch braid is a versatile hairstyle that can be dressed up for nights out on the town or used for a casual day at the beach. To create the Ducth braid, Learn how to do with the below instructions.
Things You’ll Need
- Wide toothed comb
- Narrow toothed comb
- Elastic ponytail holder
- Spray bottle filled with water
- Detangle the hair with a wide toothed comb. Dampen the hair at the same time by spritzing with the sptay bottle as you’re combing. Once the hair is sufficiently dampened and detangled, comb it all back and proceed.
- Part the hair straight down the middle if you want to do one dutch braid on each side, like in the picture. Otherwise, just leave the whole head in one section and begin braiding.
- Pick up a section of hair from the top center and divide it into three pieces.
- Begin braiding by moving the center piece to the outside of the braid. In a regular french braid you’d be working the braid by moving the outside sections into the center. In a dutch braid, you move the center pieces out to the sides. Each time you move a piece out, it picks up a new section of hair.
As an example of the dutch braid, let’s take a look some pictures below :
The Dutch Braid is a great hairstyle that can give your hair not only aÂ neat look, but can provide protection against some common hair problems, like split ends of your hair. But it should also be taken into account that wearing too tight braids can damage the hair, and cause headaches. So keep it loose but tidy. Happy Braiding! ;D