Who else swoons whenever they spot great double dutch braids on Pinterest? I’m guilty of this (see my growing hairstyles Pinterest board here) but they always seem too complicated to accomplish. I wanted to share how easy it is to create your own double dutch braids! Keep reading for a step-by-step tutorial on how to create dutch braid pigtails!
Step 1: Shower & Prep Hair With Quality Products
The best hairstyles are always accomplished after using quality hair products. If you have color treated or dry hair, it is even more important to provide your hair the nourishment it so desperately craves! Great hair starts with your shampoo and conditioner, so make sure to grab a duo packed with nutrients for your hair!
Step 2: Section Wet Hair
I find this hairstyle easiest to do when wet (plus you’ll end up with some AMAZING curls after). After brushing your wet hair thoroughly, part your hair down the middle and create two sections of hair.
Step 3: Braid Section
Now it’s time to braid! Divide your first section of hair into three strands. Create a three-strand braid, and add hair to the outermost strand to keep the braid situated along the outside of your head (towards your ear). Keep braiding until all your hair is incorporated and secure with an elastic. Repeat on the other side.
Step 4: Make your Double Dutch Braids Fuller
For added volume, pull apart your double dutch braids by tugging on the edges! This will make your braids larger for a more edgy look!
Final Double Dutch Braids:
Voila! Here is the final double dutch braids look. Not too difficult, right?! French braid pigtails are a cute look for work, dinner out or even lounging around the house! I am in love with them – you may see me rocking them more often!