I learned how to braid as a kid and I have vivid memories of dutch braiding my friends’ hair on the way to field hockey games in high school. I always really enjoyed it. There is something therapeutic about weaving hair into these styles, the tactile feeling of the hair in my hands and the satisfaction of creating something beautiful and practical. I still like to braid my hair sometimes before a workout. French and Dutch braids stay put and don’t feel heavy on my head as I run or jump or dance. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a fancier style that’s just as easy to create. This messy double Dutch braid runs diagonally across the back of my head and can be finished three ways. It’s a gorgeous way to style your hair and can be dressed up or down to suit just about any occasion.
The step-by-step tutorial to create the double Dutch braid is after the jump. Continue reading