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Do for You: Dutch Braid Tutorial

With the help of our trusty tutorial, you've now mastered the French braid, right?

Fantastic. I'm so proud.

But now it's time to step up your game a bit. Today's post: the Dutch braid tutorial.

Also called an inside-out braid, you've likely seen this style before. Luckily, it's super easy to get the hang of if you already know how to French braid.

In a nutshell, the Dutch braid is a backwards (or inside-out) French braid.

What you'll need:
- One clear elastic
- Hairspray (try AG Hair Aerodynamics)

Let's get started:

1. Pull up about a third of it in your right hand.

2. Section the hair into three equal pieces. For the purposes of this tutorial, I'll be referring to these sections from left to right as A, B and C.

4. Cross section C under section B.

5. Then cross section A under section C.

6. Keeping them separated, gather all three sections into your right hand.

7. Using your left hand, grab a new section of hair from the left side of your head.

8. Add the new section to section A (under section C).

9. Then cross section B under section A.

10. Now do the same thing on the right side. Gather all three strands in your left hand, grab a new section of hair from the right side of your head and add it to section B (under section A).

11. Then cross section C under section B.

11. Repeat steps 6-10, continuing to grab sections of your head from either side of your head until all of your hair is gathered into the braid. Then braid the rest of the pony.

13. Tie off your pony with a clear elastic.

14. Hairspray that baby and…voilà!

Master this guy? You're ready to conquer the world! Try double Dutch braids or even a braided halo, à la Scarlett Johansson.

Now show us yours! Tweet photos of your Dutch braid to @loxabeauty or @hannahshaner, or upload them to our Facebook page. Questions or tutorial suggestions? Leave them in the comments below.

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