Today’s Triple Double Dutch Braids hairstyle is inspired by a hairstyle I saw in a movie a couple months back. The girl wearing it was beautiful and was really into basketball. She wore a style similar to this and I just loved the 3 braids that ended in 2 braids. We love French braids at our house, but sometimes I get tired of just the 2 braids down each side that Bee requests. These triple double dutch braids add a nice change to an otherwise typical braided hairstyle. McKayla has done 3 or even 4 Dutch braids, but just leaves all of them hanging down in back. She really loved that from the front it looked one way, and in back it has a “little surprise” and ends differently! We’re calling this one triple double dutch braids since it starts as 3 braids, but ends up in just two!
Here’s our video showing how we did it. If you have trouble watching the video, go HERE to watch it on our YouTube Channel.
1- Divide your hair into 3 even sections. From each temple, part vertically along the head back to the nape of the neck. Hold the left and right sections in clips temporarily.
2- With the center section, starting near the forehead, begin a Dutch braid.
If you need help with Dutch braids, go HERE to see McKayla’s Dutch Braiding tutorial. You could easily do this with French braids as well, but I think the Dutch braid adds an extra pretty element to the hairstyle. Go HERE for our regular French braid tutorial.
3- Braid all the way until you reach the nape of the neck and can no longer add hair. Pancake the braid so it is not extremely tight.
4- With the center section of your braid, divide it in half. Add the left half of it to the left section of your braid, and add the right half to the right side of your braid. You now will have only 2 sections of hair for that braid. Use a clip to temporarily hold the left and right sections of the braid.
5- Moving to the right section of hair you’d parted out in Step 1, you will make a second Dutch braid starting near the right temple.
6- Braid until you can’t add anymore hair near the nape of the neck. Also pancake this braid as much as desired.
7- Pass the left section of your braid under, and then grab the right section of the braid from the center. Add it into your braid here onthe right side of the head.
8 – Once that section of hair is incorporated into your braid, continue braiding all the way down to the end. Secure the end of your braid with an elastic.
9- Next on the left side of the head, begin a 3rd Dutch braid starting near the left temple. As in the above steps, braid until you reach the nape of the neck and can’t add any more hair. Pancake the braid as needed.
10- Pass the right section of the braid under. Next, grab the right side of the braid from the center and incorporate it into your braid on the left side.
11- Continue braiding until you reach the end of the hair. Secure the end with an elastic.
12- Go back and adjust braids so they look uniform in thickness as you’ve pancaked them. Make the 3 braids near the nape of the neck fairly wide so they sort of blend together.
FINISHED TRIPLE DOUBLE DUTCH BRAIDS!
If you like Dutch braids, here’s a few more of our tutorials:
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