Today’s hair tutorial is brought to you by my sweet 12 year old! She’s been doing her hair for quite a while now, but been a bit shy & nervous about creating a video. So I’m proud of her for “daring” to do this for you! This cute Dutch braid tuck under is something she does in the morning on herself to keep her hair out of her face, but still have it down in back. You could easily just do this with a regular French braid, or even a regular braid. It just adds something to your hairstyle rather than just having things straight and in your face.
Assuming you can at least braid, this is a quick and easy style. She does this in under 5 minutes. That’s great for a teen or tween trying to get out the door on time to school! Watch her quick video and below are more step-by-step instructions and pictures. Click HERE if you can’t see the video.
1 – Make an off-center part from the forehead to your crown on the right side of your head.
2 – To the left of the part section out a small amount of hair near the part and the top of your forehead.
3 – Begin creating a Dutch braid (inside out French braid).
If you need help with those, you can watch her older sister’s video showing how to do Dutch braids on yourself HERE.
4 – Once you reach your ear, stop adding hair to your Dutch braid. Continue a regular 3 strand braid until you almost reach the end.
5 – Temporarily clip off the braid with a clip or elastic. If desired, gently pull on the edges of the braid to pancake it.
6 – On the right side, section out some hair near the face and ear. Draw it backward underneath all your hair that is down in back.
7 – Join this hair and your braid from the left side together with an elastic near the nape of your neck. This should be hidden under the rest of your hair in back.
If your braid was a bit long you can unravel any braid below the elastic you added when you joined them together so your hair lays a bit nicer in back.
FINISHED DUTCH BRAID TUCK UNDER!
I love that you can’t even tell she’s pulled the section back on the right side. It’s a subtle but effective way to pull it back and keep it out of her face!
Here are a few other pretty Dutch braid hairstyles from our archives:
Don’t forget to share this with the tweens and teens in your life! And don’t forget to PIN AND SHARE!