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Double dutch braids are great when you are on the go and are the perfect gym look that will still look hot afterwards. It is a brilliant summer style to keep your hair off your neck and out of your face on hot days. If you are braiding your hair this summer one of the things you will probably be concerned about is if your extensions will show. To help you with this I thought I would show you how I do them. Keep reading this step-by-step tutorial to gorgeous double dutch braids.
This style can work on any hair and is great for controlling unruly layers. It is good on the second day and newly washed hair but I always find it easier for the sections to stay in place if my hair doesn’t have any serum in it. The key to making the process of this braid easy is to make sure that your hair is tangle free. You will be pulling your hair apart into sections and it is a nightmare with tangle hair so make sure you have given your hair and extensions a good brush before you begin.
How to clip in your extensions
For most styles, you can go ahead and clip in all of your extensions from widest down the bottom to thinnest up the top. It is a little bit different with double dutch braids purely because you will be sectioning your hair so much to create the braids. If you have more than one set, great, this will be far less fiddly for you. If you don’t, however, it will require you to fold your wider wefts over to become the width of a two clip piece. This will ensure that your extensions are thin enough so that they won’t be seen out the side of your braids but still leave you with lovely thick braids. Divide your hair in half before you attach your extension, attaching the thickest near the nape of your neck as you normally would.
Creating your braids
Keep the centre part that you created to put your extensions in and tie the other half of your other half out of the way for now. Start about one inch back from your hairline and divide a row of hair into three equal sections. Fold the outside pieces under the middle section to form the beginning of your dutch braid. As you head down you head take pieces to add from the outside and fold them under the middle section. The key here is to make your braid is straight otherwise it will look odd next to the other one. Once you reach the nape of your neck with will be unable to add more hair so you will just continue your three strands folding underneath to the end of your hair and secure with a small hair tie. Repeat on the other side once again making sure your braid is straight. To make sure your braids look their best tug on the sections to fan out the rows and you are done!
Enjoy your double dutch braids and #cliphair when you recreate it.