As we are getting back into the swing of things with starting school again, I have been loving quick hairstyles for my girls. For me, under 5 minutes seems to be key. It doesn’t always happen – sometimes we don’t get to hair at all, while other times I think I have a “quick” style in my head and it takes waaaaay longer when I actually do it. But it has been my goal on most school mornings to get a cute, fast hairstyle done. Today’s Dutch vine braid is one that has been a successful under 5 minute style for us!
I was inspired by my friend Beth of Sweethearts Hair Design and her vine braid ponytail which you can find here, and I wanted to see if I could do it as a full braid down the back of the head. I was pleased when it worked as a full braid, and even more pleased with how quickly I could do it! So I thought I’d share this style with you all too 🙂
Let’s get started on how to do the Dutch Vine Braid. (Some would also call it a Dutch Loony Braid)
Supplies you’ll need: hairbrush, comb, and a small elastic
Time Needed: 5 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Step 1. Start by brushing the hair out. Take a small section of hair at the top of the head and divide it into 3 sections – 2 of them small, 1 of them large.
Step 2. Do one stitch of a Dutch braid – take an outer section under the middle then the other side’s outer section of hair under the middle.
Step 3. Add hair to each outer section of hair and continue braiding it Dutch (going UNDER the middle section each time, not over). The key here is that you want to add a SMALL section of hair to the SMALL sections you are braiding and add a LARGE section of hair to the LARGE section you are braiding each time. And by small, I really mean small. This will keep the effect of the braid going and looking very cool!
Step 4. Braid all the way down and secure with an elastic.
Step 5. Starting at the bottom of the braid and working your way up – gently pull the edges of the braid ONLY where it is the large section of hair. The small sections you want to leave tight. Pull as much as you like to get your desired look.
You’re done! You can finish with hairspray if you like, though even on my girls’ more fine hair it did stay pretty nicely!
Hope even wore this Dutch vine braid with her baseball hat and it worked well and looked cute! I think it would be great for sports and other activities too as it holds up well.
I hope that you’ll give this Dutch vine braid a try! If you do, I would love to see how it turns out for you! You can share it on my Facebook page, tag me in your photo on Instagram @hair_by_lori or use hashtag #HBLDutchVineBraid so that I can find it – and you can scroll to the bottom to this page to see photos on Instgram that are tagged with that hashtag!
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