Dutch Braid Tutorial
Today's a quiet Sunday morning spent sleeping in and drinking coffee, the perfect day to post a new Braids & Bikinis hair tutorial! This morning we're going to talk about the wonderful braid duo called Dutch Braids or affectionately known as; Boxer Braids, Kim K braids or Kylie braids. Just so you ALL know, neither of these ladies started this look nor did Hillary Swank in Million Dollar Baby, they've been around for ages, but yes thank you to these ladies for starting the internet trend! Dutch braids are something I taught myself to do in the second grade (yes that's really when I started braiding my sisters hair), so they come very naturally to me.
Part hair into two sections! You can do a side part or a middle part but always have two large sections! (heck do three or four but that's getting in to more advanced braiding)
As I talked about in the last Braids & Bikinis tutorial a "Dutch braid is when the braid pops out on top". This is accomplished by handing off the hair UNDER each strand vs on top (like a french braid) Start on one side. Take three small sections of hair in your hand. Take your left side and cross under the middle section into your right hand, take right section crossing under center section this is like a regular braid pattern except it's passed under each section instead of on top.
In your left hand grab a small section of hair to add into the left section and pass (left) section under to middle. Do the same to the right section!
Continue braiding like this adding new sections of hair with each pass under until the ends, tie with rubber band!
Repeat on other side!