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How To Do Dutch French Braids | Gym Braids | Womens Health

Women’s Health UK
Women’s Health UK
Whatever your hair length these two Dutch french braids make sure it stays off your face. And they’re not as hard to nail as you might think.

In this full-length video watch hair braid pros Clo & Flo break down dutch french braids into easy to follow steps.

The progression from Dutch to fishtail braids make create shape and texture and make the most of braids on long hair. Got short hair? Skip the fishtail plait and finish your braids at the nape of your neck.

These braids are especially perfect for thick hair.


Heart set on letting your hair down? Then put it up. There's nothing like a good plait (or two) to navigate you through a gym session and onto a night out. In this series, WH has teamed up with the best braid bars in London to arm you with easy to follow hair braids videos.



Style with: Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo (£23.50, aveda.co.uk)

1. Make a centre parting in the hair using a comb for precision.
2. Clip away the right side so it doesn't get in the way as you style the left.
3. Take an inch-wide section from the top of the left side and split into three smaller sections labelling them 1, 2 and 3 left to right.
4. Pull the middle strand (2) over the right strand (3) so strand 2 is now the right strand and strand 3 is now the middle strand.
5. Now with strand 2 you need to gather an inch-wide section of loose hair to add to the braid.
6. Before braiding in the new bit of hair, thread strand 1 under strand 3, then add some loose hair to strand 3. So you should now have strand 3 plus added hair in your fingers, strand 1 in the middle and strand 2 on the right-hand side with some extra hair.
7. Now take strand 1 above strand 2, making sure you keep hold of the extra hair you added.
8. Then add extra hair to strand 1, which will now be on the right-rand side so it is ready for when you have braided the extra hair into the braid from the left.
9. Repeat what you have done: take the middle strand above the strand on the left-hand side making sure you keep hold of the extra hair and then add hair to the strand that is now on the left.
10. Repeat until the hair is braided to the nape of the neck.
11. Then split the remaining length of hair into two sections.
12. Use your finger to separate a small section of your hair from the outer edge and cross it over to the opposite side overlapping just like you would if you were doing a normal plait. Re-grip your hair to tighten plait, still holding two sections. Repeat with a small section from the other side.
13. Continue overlapping pieces from both sides all the way down to the end. Be sure to pull small sections from underneath to cross over and try to make sure they're the same size.
14. Secure with an elastic then take a piece of hair from underneath the elastic and wrap round to hide the bobble before securing with a bobbi pin.
15. Repeat on the right side. One of the best braids hairstyles for thicker hair.19. Now you're all plaited, take the two braids on the right side, twist them into a bun at the nape of the neck and secure into place with Bobbi pins
20. Do the same on the left side.
21. One of the braids hairstyles with keeps best when misted entirely with hairspray.



Crew: Big Hair Films (bighairfilms.com)

Hair by Hershesons


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