View Full Version : wore my hair in (my first) dutch crown braid for a night out! (PICS)

April 25th, 2014, 10:28 PM
I tried my hand at a dutch crown braid tonight to go out with friends. It took over a half hour from start to finish - it was really hard! But I think it came out great for my first attempt - what do you think? I used this video tutorial (which, of course, I found on TLHC): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IXOr2ABXbo




April 25th, 2014, 10:29 PM
Nice and fluffy-looking without being messy! Great job!

April 25th, 2014, 10:32 PM
That is amazing ! AND a first attempt! Wish I could do that!

April 25th, 2014, 10:50 PM
I think that looks pretty awesome! :)

April 26th, 2014, 01:38 AM
Very pretty and neat! Suits you.

April 26th, 2014, 01:45 AM
Looks really good, love it!

April 26th, 2014, 01:47 AM
It looks beautiful... And so suits you!

April 26th, 2014, 02:49 AM
Looks really lovely! Puts my first attempt at a Dutch crown braid to shame ;-)

April 26th, 2014, 03:11 AM
So lovely! I am impressed! It looks really good on you:D

April 26th, 2014, 04:25 AM
Looks really pretty.

April 26th, 2014, 05:00 AM
Good job! No scalp cleavage (which is the thing I often do not like about crown braids) and makes you look very elegant indeed! :)

April 26th, 2014, 05:56 AM
So elegant against your pretty face!

April 26th, 2014, 06:10 AM
Wow this turned out awesome! Congrats :)

April 26th, 2014, 06:44 AM
It looks lovely! Ive tried it several times and still can't get it right. Awesome job!

April 26th, 2014, 09:46 AM
Thanks everyone! :D

April 26th, 2014, 09:55 AM
Great job! Looks fantastic.

April 26th, 2014, 10:06 AM
It looks beautiful! I wish I could get mine to work, they keep turning out horribly messy and with bits of hair just not in the braid.

April 26th, 2014, 10:26 AM
Nicely done!

April 26th, 2014, 10:28 AM
Good job! That's a pretty amazing first attempt! It does get faster with time, thankfully. :)

April 26th, 2014, 10:30 AM
It came out perfect! Wish I could do that.

April 26th, 2014, 10:47 AM
It looks gorgeous!
LOL, yeah, I remember how tiring they can be...

And like Embee said; no scalp cleavage, yay!

April 26th, 2014, 11:15 AM
This looks so great, very nicely done! Hope you enjoyed the style on your night out :-)

April 26th, 2014, 11:23 AM
Looks pretty awesome!!! And for your first attempt-even more impressive. :thumbsup:

April 26th, 2014, 11:24 AM
Well done! I also love your necklace :) I can't wait to try this myself! I wonder if it works on shoulder length hair.

April 26th, 2014, 01:30 PM
Looks great! That is exactly what I want to do but I'll need a lot more hair. Our length is the same but yours is way thicker. I'll need to wrap around twice to get the look right I think.

Well done!

April 26th, 2014, 02:12 PM
That is exactly what I want to do but I'll need a lot more hair. Our length is the same but yours is way thicker. I'll need to wrap around twice to get the look right I think.

Actually, I used the technique in the video tutorial above where you pull out the sides of each braid bump to give it a little more volume. This also softens the look and helps hide anywhere your scalp may show. I needed a few extra bobby pins for this, but I did really like the thicker look!

April 26th, 2014, 03:07 PM
Very nice. My first crown braid didn't look near as pretty. I am actually of the mind that it's not worth continuing to try and perfect it when there are milkmaid braids, or Elizabethan hair taping as options that give the same look.

April 26th, 2014, 05:17 PM
Ooh pretty. Looks great on you, and quite a successful crown braid at that! Well done!!! :)

April 26th, 2014, 07:08 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful job for your first attempt. (:

April 26th, 2014, 08:43 PM
Brava!! It looks great on you. I hope to do this style when my hair is long enough.

April 26th, 2014, 08:49 PM
Lovely indeed, i like that it doesnt look to perfect, which is kind of an art in itself to get that right. I wish i had a talent to braid, but seriously... i cant get it to look decent on myself. :(

April 27th, 2014, 03:35 PM
You and your hair look beautiful!

April 27th, 2014, 03:47 PM
It looks really good! Wish I could braid like that!

April 27th, 2014, 04:30 PM
Too cute:flower:

April 27th, 2014, 09:05 PM
Super adorable!! Well worth the amount of time it took (ack). Just lovely. (:

April 27th, 2014, 09:22 PM
Wow, seriously awesome! It looks amazing!

It took me almost a year to have a crown braid that wasn't completely lopsided.

April 28th, 2014, 10:46 PM
I tried this again the next night and it didn't turn out as well. But I'm excited about the reason why! The first night (pictured above), my hair was day 3, so the slight oiliness helped the braid seem shiny and lay flat. The second night, I had it freshly washed and even lightly blow-dried on cool because I had to get out the door, and I had all this frizz and little hairs sticking out. So... awesome! I discovered a style that works way better on slightly dirty hair. :D

April 29th, 2014, 01:26 PM
So pretty, it looks great! :)