Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Double Dutch Braid

After my entire last year of being conservative with my hair, it was no surprise to my impulsive self that I got bangs the moment my 365-day challenge finished. Now, while I love styling my new bangs and coming up with fun hairstyles, there are still days when I just want them out of my face.

Enter—braids. The double Dutch braid, to be exact. This one is really easy and holds my bangs back if I spritz it with a shot of hairspray.

  1. Create a deep side part for your hair.
  2. Section off two large pieces of hair to make your braids. Pin one section aside.
  3. Making a French braid that goes under instead of over (thus a Dutch braid), plait the hair to the side.
  4. I pulled in about 3 pieces of hair as I made the Dutch braid, before creating just a regular plait and not pulling any more hair in.
  5. Keep braiding until the plait reaches behind your ear and secure with a bobby pin. You can keep pin it over the hair for added texture if you want. I prefer to hide my pins under the hair.
  6. Plait back the second Dutch braid and pin next to the first.
Easy! My fine hair always stays right in place so I don't have to worry about tying off the braids with clear elastic bands. But if you have thicker hair, you may want to consider that.

Not only can this style help keep your bangs out of your face (if you have them), but it adds a pop to any simple outfit. My favorite accessory is always a creative hairstyle. See more here!


A Brew of Blessings said...

Super cute!! I must try this stat! :)

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

Love this. Totally doable no matter what the hair type. :)

Ragan said...

what a great tutorial! thank you for sharing!

Why Girls Are Weird said...

Very cute... I wish I wasn't so terrible at braiding my hair.

Ashley said...

thanks for the idea!! always looking for hair tips:)


Ashley said...

thanks for the idea!! always looking for hair tips:)


Laura Darling said...

I'm definitely going to try this! I think braids are so pretty!

Kristen Victoria said...

OK I'm an OCD weirdo with my bangs - I never pull them back in public - I feel incomplete without them, probably because I've had bangs since I was a baby. I only put them back when I'm at home and I come up with strange methods... like now. I should take a picture of how ridiculous I look... actually, I'm going to. And then I'm emailing it to you. Did I just allow you to blackmail me one day? Probably. Love you!! xo

Lily said...

Oh I feel you! I really enjoyed having bangs, but I don't like the to be in my face sometimes!

Cute do.