Monday, June 27, 2011

Lesson 55: How to Dutch Braid/ Inside-Out French Braid

The dutch braid is almost the same technique as a french braid, but you cross the sections underneath instead of over the top.  Start in the front, gather up a section, and divide it into three equal parts.  Cross one side under the middle.
Cross the other side under the (new) middle.
Draw up a portion of hair to add in with the section at the side, then cross it all under the middle.
Add hair to the section on the other side and cross it under the middle.
Repeat on the other side.
Continue in this pattern until you run out of hair.  Keep braiding by crossing sides under middle.  Fasten off with a hairband.
This braid has nothing to do with the Dutch, as far as I know.  But then neither does the french braid come from France.  According to Wikipedia, what Americans call a french braid, the French call an American braid.  Funny.


  1. Thank You so much! I've looked for something like this for ages because I want to get Katniss' hair style from The Hunger Games and all the videos on YouTube are way too complicated for a beginner so thanks!!!

    1. Glad to help! Thanks for the comment. Katniss' hairstyle just starts on the side and goes down to the other side. I haven't seen the movie, but I saw the post at If you are a beginner, I would suggest having her tilt her head at an angle, perhaps on her arms on the table or on a pillow so you can braid straight down. (I'm assuming you aren't doing this on yourself since it is a much harder skill to master.)