If you have daughters (or long hair yourself) you will want to learn some simple braids and once you’ve practiced a few times, it’s not that hard to get the hang of.

Dutch braiding


1. Gather a small section of hair at the top of head.

2. Separate the hair into 3 sections.

3. Plait the right section UNDERNEATH the middle, and then the left UNDER. Braiding the hair underneath rather than the over is what makes the braid sit 3D out from the head.

4. Repeat step 3 but this time bring in some extra hair with each plait.

5. Continue repeating this, gathering more hair every time.

6. When you get to the neck by which stage you should have no extra hair, do a plait to finish off the style.

7. Tie off and it’s finished.

View the YouTube video for full instructions:

Do you braid your children’s or your own hair? Please add comment below.

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  • Im hopeless with things like this. Lucky I have a daughter who is a hairdresser


  • It looks so pretty. Occasionally I will braid my little girl’s hair.


  • What a fantastic tutorial! Ill have to try this on myself later today


  • I always struggle with doing braids..don’t ask me why. But I will give this a go


  • I’ve done this for many years on my own hair when I was about 20 years. Now (at 52) I’m still doing it on my daughters hair and my eldest (11 years old) started doing it on herself now and she does a great job !


  • Very clever. I’ve only ever done a plain braid, never gave it a thought how easy this could be. Thanks for the steps. Its very clear.


  • Clever! I don’t think I’d be able to do this on myself though.


  • I’ve never been good at doing fancy braids, so I suppose I’d better practice! My girls would love these.


  • Beautifully done – and what an amazing head of hair. I definitely need a whole heap more practice!!


  • Thanks for this simple tip. I would also like to know how to make a fishtail braid.


  • So cute! Now just go have a daughter so I can braid her hair! Lol


  • Wow, great demo and the end result is fantastic. I have a son so nobody to practice braids on but… I’m so impressed by anyone that can. My sis-in-law can braid her own hair, but struggles with others. I think that’s so impressive. I can only look on and sigh.


  • Both my daughters and I have such fine hair that this would never work for us. Thanks for sharing, though.


  • Wow this braid looks beautiful, thanks for showing me how it is done. Looking forward to trying it on my eldest if she will skt still long enough!


  • I’ve done lots of Dutch braids, still love it…especially the ones with 5 bunches instead of 3 bunches of hair. My 11 year old daughter did it this week for the first time on herself and did a great job ! proud of her :)


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