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Gumball
December 1st, 2010, 10:35 AM
December 2010's hairstyle of the month: Dutch braids! Have fun, everyone!

Nobody
December 2nd, 2010, 02:25 AM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6725&pictureid=89538http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6725&pictureid=89537

This is my first successful Dutch braid! I've always found this braid extremely difficult but I finally got it! However, I am horrible at taking pictures of myself... I couldn't get one that was both clear and showing length. It's also not the best braid ever but hey, I did it!

Lianna
December 2nd, 2010, 06:36 AM
One piggy-tail dutch braid. Doing one in the back is too much work with all the small pieces.

http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/1110/dutch1.jpg

ingvild
December 2nd, 2010, 09:31 AM
Well, I have layers that I'm battling with, but I still think the Dutch braid I did earlier turned out surprisingly neat :D ! It gives me confidence that a good looking Dutch braid is not so far into the future.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/pingvingvild_/IMG_7270.jpg

Madora
December 2nd, 2010, 10:30 AM
Here's my entry - dutch braid in middle surrounded by other dutch braids:

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/07Erzbet/123.jpg

StarryNight
December 2nd, 2010, 02:03 PM
Wow, I haven't done a dutch braid for ever!
Sorry these are only so-so. My hair is kind of gross because I used a DT gifted from a friend with a few cones in it. Today is clarifying day, lol.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5587&pictureid=89589

And a close up:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5587&pictureid=89588

cmnt831
December 3rd, 2010, 12:51 PM
Here's mine from back in April or so. :)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4807&pictureid=69507

Alvrodul
December 4th, 2010, 08:50 AM
Here is my contribution - dutch braid in the middle, then I divided my hair into two parts which I english braided, then looped arond the middle. I am amazed my hair did not get scorched from my cussing at it while doing the dutch braiding!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5879&pictureid=89705

Ramona_Fosca
December 5th, 2010, 02:42 PM
Dutch classics:

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w254/Ramona_Fosca/Challenge/SDC11031.jpg

Longlocks3
December 6th, 2010, 09:21 AM
http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv49/kaitlinrobertson/001.jpg

Outside this summer. Love Dutch braids but they are hard to do on dry hair!

KarpatiiSiv
December 6th, 2010, 05:53 PM
Here is my contribution :)
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=3494&pictureid=89918

ooo
December 8th, 2010, 02:23 PM
This is my third attempt: http://i720.photobucket.com/albums/ww203/quallest/PC080001.jpg

luxepiggy
December 9th, 2010, 02:33 AM
Piggy's first (recognizable) dutch braid!

At least, I hope that's what it is . . . (^(oo)^)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6020&pictureid=90127

Beets
December 9th, 2010, 09:23 AM
Here's mine, or part of it anyway! I'd forgotten how very comfortable this style is. I don't usually wear it, because I get instant and copious flyaways, but with my present WO experiment, I got none, and I wore it all day, slept in it, and finally undid it the next morning. Thanks for the reminder about this great braid!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5167/5246303427_075c7ab74b_m.jpg

little_acorn
December 9th, 2010, 01:25 PM
Double dutch bunned
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af129/little_acorn/IMG_0864.jpg

and my doubled dutch braids
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af129/little_acorn/IMG_0333.jpg

and one more

http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af129/little_acorn/IMG_1092.jpg

eezepeeze
December 9th, 2010, 09:50 PM
[quote=little_acorn;1375367]my doubled dutch braids
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af129/little_acorn/IMG_0333.jpg

/quote]

How did you do this? I love it! Please share?!:D

little_acorn
December 10th, 2010, 12:48 AM
:flower: thanks eezepeeze and Adiva (stunning braid Adiva!!)

It's really easy - start a single dutch braid slightly off centre until you have used all your hair and tie off at the end. Bring up the end of braid next to the main dutch braid so it looks like the picture above folding the end under to hide the excess. If you have enough hair like Adiva, you could try doing a centre braid and wrapping around.

eezepeeze
December 10th, 2010, 12:53 PM
Little Acorn, thanks! I couldn't tell if it was two different braids, or one folded braid. You've done such a great job hiding the end, there is no taper. It's a really dressy, pretty look for the holidays. I plan on trying this out tomorrow for a dinner with friends! Thanks again!!

ooo
December 10th, 2010, 03:55 PM
I gave it an other try. Looks different, but there is still something wrong.
http://i720.photobucket.com/albums/ww203/quallest/PC110002.jpghttp://i720.photobucket.com/albums/ww203/quallest/PC110003.jpg

C. sinensis
December 10th, 2010, 11:38 PM
Huh, I was just experimenting with Dutch braids not too long ago. It was still December, though!

It's a Dutch rosestem with accent braids. I hope the picture shows up...

I may have to come back to this section. It looks fun. :)

http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac198/Camelia_Sinensis/Katiesepichair.jpg

Sundial
December 11th, 2010, 09:27 AM
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It's really easy - start a single dutch braid slightly off centre until you have used all your hair and tie off at the end. Bring up the end of braid next to the main dutch braid so it looks like the picture above folding the end under to hide the excess. If you have enough hair like Adiva, you could try doing a centre braid and wrapping around.

Ah! So just to clarify, that would mean that the 3 pins on the right are purely decorative right?

C. sinensis
December 11th, 2010, 11:26 AM
Thanks, Alvrodul and GeeLove!

(The rosestem is one of my new favorite styles, because it looks way harder than it actually is. :D )

Firegarnet
December 11th, 2010, 09:25 PM
I love seeing all the great braids...but I just have to say:
little_acorn, those doubled dutch braids is quite lovely and I adore your pins!
C. sinensis, I love your Dutch rosestem with accent braids. Very intricate looking.

Alrighty, here's my contribution. Mine don't always come out wonky...but they usually do :p I love the Dutch braid because it makes my braid look so thick ... at least until the taper hits. I think I must do a different tension somehow. Also the nape hair doesn't work itself out as quickly as it does in a French braid. The downside to Dutch for me is the necessity of even tension. I can get away with more with a French :D
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4712&pictureid=90328
(excuse all the lint--five cats, one dog, two longhairs...lint is a constant in my universe)

Lilacs
December 13th, 2010, 02:07 PM
Bad lighting, oiled hair, and just my first try at a Dutch braid, but here it is :D

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k146/FairyDustPrincess/Hair%20Pictures/Dutchbraidone-1.jpg http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k146/FairyDustPrincess/Hair%20Pictures/Dutchbraidtwo-1.jpg

little_acorn
December 13th, 2010, 02:12 PM
oops sorry Sundial I forgot to come back and check :)

The three pins on the right are mainly decorative though they do help a little :)

C. sinensis WOW that is one beautiful braid!

Thank you so much Firegarnet - your braid is just glorious and thick and long - ok I'm jealous :D

Lilacs is that a TBL braid? WOW :D

teela1978
December 14th, 2010, 10:40 PM
Double dutch :) Not my favorite kind of braid, my fingers automatically go french!
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e117/lchamber78/20101214_doubledutch.jpg

Intransigentia
December 16th, 2010, 10:16 PM
I did some! I think I'm weird because I learned Dutch braids way before French. Somehow the tails seem easier to keep track of. With French braids I"m always losing them and combining them. Anyway, here are my contributions...

1 Dutch Braid - something I wear pretty often:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6595&pictureid=90752

2 Dutch braids - apparently I need to work a bit on symmetry, not to mention getting an even part:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6595&pictureid=90753

Those same braids, pinned up so you can't see the messy part:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6595&pictureid=90754

And with a huge silly flower:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6595&pictureid=90755

And finally a Dutch lace crown braid (messy):
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6595&pictureid=90758

Arya
December 16th, 2010, 11:35 PM
the first one was an experiment, still working on it. The second is one I regularly wear. This angled braid that circles my head is my go-to oily hair style, but I usually do it in a windowshade (or whatever you call em) braid, because it's faster.



I'll put more in my album, not here, because the front view has my t-shirt has a profane hand gesture on it, and I don' t want to ruffle anyone's delicate sensibilities. ^___^


okay....links aren't working. So just check out my album, I suppose? bah technology.

hmmm
December 17th, 2010, 12:09 AM
Here's mine!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4885&pictureid=86312

teela1978
December 17th, 2010, 01:30 AM
the first one was an experiment, still working on it. The second is one I regularly wear. This angled braid that circles my head is my go-to oily hair style, but I usually do it in a windowshade (or whatever you call em) braid, because it's faster.



I'll put more in my album, not here, because the front view has my t-shirt has a profane hand gesture on it, and I don' t want to ruffle anyone's delicate sensibilities. ^___^


okay....links aren't working. So just check out my album, I suppose? bah technology.

I'm intrigued. What's a windowshade braid?

Arya
December 17th, 2010, 02:03 AM
I'm intrigued. What's a windowshade braid?

Sorry, it's a lace braid. Windowshade is the term I learned, and I've heard it used once or twice by others. It's because it's a 'framing' braid, I think.

Barniie
December 17th, 2010, 07:13 PM
My hair is too thick to do a successful single dutch braid myself at this length*, but here is my quick go at a double set. You can see my 'highlights' here - they're natural! Platinum blonde at the front and on top, light brown underneath :)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ZfFbfxHi-y4/TQwYZqXJAFI/AAAAAAAAADU/1VhTXk1tO30/s1600/130740.bmp


(*as you can see from my post below, it ISN'T too thick /short to do a single but it is very difficult and looks pretty bad if you ask me)

Barniie
December 17th, 2010, 11:00 PM
aaand my single dutch. You can see where the layers come in >:(

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ZfFbfxHi-y4/TQxNGB6MonI/AAAAAAAAADY/c0sNtahRHkA/s1600/165402.bmp

bunzfan
December 18th, 2010, 10:51 AM
aaand my single dutch. You can see where the layers come in >:(

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ZfFbfxHi-y4/TQxNGB6MonI/AAAAAAAAADY/c0sNtahRHkA/s1600/165402.bmp

But it looks so pretty i have layers myself and when it comes to braiding they are very annoying!

Snow White
December 19th, 2010, 10:43 AM
Here is a style I did on my 2 1/2 year old. We call it our princess crown. :)

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c37/Wishing2005/DSC_4334.jpg

Immera
December 19th, 2010, 02:32 PM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=91017&albumid=6347&dl=1292793983&thumb=1

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=91018&albumid=6347&dl=1292793983&thumb=1

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=91019&albumid=6347&dl=1292793983&thumb=1

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=91021&albumid=6347&dl=1292794058&thumb=1

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=91020&albumid=6347&dl=1292794058&thumb=1

teela1978
December 19th, 2010, 08:51 PM
Sorry, it's a lace braid. Windowshade is the term I learned, and I've heard it used once or twice by others. It's because it's a 'framing' braid, I think.
Ahh, I was kinda thinking a windowshade would be like a perimiter braid and couldn't figure out how that would be easier :)

Cupofmilk
December 20th, 2010, 02:41 PM
Immera - your braids are beautiful and so neat ! wow. I wish I could braid as well as you.

Arya
December 20th, 2010, 06:10 PM
Ahh, I was kinda thinking a windowshade would be like a perimiter braid and couldn't figure out how that would be easier :)

It's easier because it's faster. You only pull from one side instead of both, so you literally braid twice as fast. More braiding less dividing and smoothing, and you only have to worry about tension on one side. I could do a youtube video to show you the same braid in dutch and in lace and show you the difference in speed if you have trouble with this braid. Once you get used to it, it's the easiest/fastest/neatest beside english. I always teach lace before french/dutch because it's hard to make it look bad, and I find it hides layers better.

yellowchariot
December 20th, 2010, 08:48 PM
^ I am so envious of you people, with thick Dutch (mohawk) Braids :o :bigtongue: It's just not fair lol.

Arya
December 21st, 2010, 05:41 AM
^ I am so envious of you people, with thick Dutch (mohawk) Braids :o :bigtongue: It's just not fair lol.

I vote to rename this hairstyle "The Braidhawk"

Intransigentia
December 21st, 2010, 09:23 AM
I vote to rename this hairstyle "The Braidhawk"

When my layers were a bit shorter, a braidhawk is totally what I had!

Snow White
December 21st, 2010, 12:16 PM
Here's another one on my daughter. I braided it wet and about 3 hours of playing some of it was kind of sticking out towards the bottom.


http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c37/Wishing2005/DSC_4363.jpg

Emerald88
December 21st, 2010, 01:30 PM
My dutch braid down http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=91160&albumid=6446&dl=1292876088&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=6446&pictureid=91160) and up.http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=85581&albumid=6446&dl=1292876088&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=6446&pictureid=85581)

Aeltt
December 22nd, 2010, 09:39 AM
Oh, i did one today without knowing it was the style of the month !
So, here's mine : http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6878&pictureid=91326

Sagi1982
December 22nd, 2010, 11:29 AM
http://img574.imageshack.us/img574/4462/unbenannttu.th.jpg (http://img574.imageshack.us/i/unbenannttu.jpg/)
A basic Dutch braid - I just love this this hair style! :D

Ishje
December 23rd, 2010, 11:31 AM
I learned dutch braid a couple of month's ago.
it was easy because I knew how to french braid.
but ever since this one of my favorite!
I am amazed to see how some of you can do 2 dutch braids!

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a90/ishjeheiden/kapsels/P1070315.jpg

luxepiggy
December 23rd, 2010, 02:37 PM
I have to know how you all get your dutch braids to be so straight! Is there some secret trick of which I'm woefully unaware?

spoonshine
December 23rd, 2010, 07:05 PM
Here is my first viable dutch braid. The first two were a bit lame. Always wanted to do these. Check out my awesome taper. :rolleyes:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5004/5286375199_202045bc39.jpg

yellowchariot
December 23rd, 2010, 07:24 PM
Here is my first viable dutch braid. The first two were a bit lame. Always wanted to do these. Check out my awesome taper. :rolleyes:



spoonshine, That is very awesome! I have been trying to learn this technique for a LONG TIME. You actually did a "Dutch" braid with a "French" braid pattern while crossing your sections!

How did you do that?!

Ishje, your long golden mohawk braid looks astonishing! WOW :agape:

C. sinensis
December 23rd, 2010, 07:30 PM
spoonshine, That is very awesome! I have been trying to learn this technique for a LONG TIME. You actually did a "Dutch" braid with a "French" braid pattern while crossing your sections!

How did you do that?!


:agape: You're right!

How DID you do that?! *tries to figure it out*

yellowchariot
December 23rd, 2010, 07:39 PM
:agape: You're right!

How DID you do that?! *tries to figure it out*

C. sinensis, one of the coolest members here, by the name of raspberrytea, did manage to create this awesome braid. Here is the tutorial that she made: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJanxXYF1b8

However my fingers and hands will not cooperate with that method! She is the ONLY person here that I have seen do this braid, save for spoonshine just now. lol ;)

I was hoping that spoonshine could over some advice or tips! :)

spoonshine
December 23rd, 2010, 09:02 PM
spoonshine, That is very awesome! I have been trying to learn this technique for a LONG TIME. You actually did a "Dutch" braid with a "French" braid pattern while crossing your sections!

How did you do that?!


:agape: You're right!

How DID you do that?! *tries to figure it out*

Hahaha! Here I thought I was so clever figuring out how to do a dutch braid myself just messing with my hair and I was doing something different the whole time. LOL. So now you're telling me I have to figure out how to do a proper dutch braid too!

Just watched the YT tutorial. That does indeed look like what I was doing. Don't have any magic hand holding tips. I'm not sure (I'll have to try it again but I'm too sleepy now) but I think I did it just like she did in the video. The centre strand gets hair added to it from one side of your head and then it goes under the strand on the opposite side to the one you took the added hair from so it in turn becomes the centre, etc.

yellowchariot
December 23rd, 2010, 09:42 PM
Hahaha! Here I thought I was so clever figuring out how to do a dutch braid myself just messing with my hair and I was doing something different the whole time. LOL. So now you're telling me I have to figure out how to do a proper dutch braid too!

Just watched the YT tutorial. That does indeed look like what I was doing. Don't have any magic hand holding tips. I'm not sure (I'll have to try it again but I'm too sleepy now) but I think I did it just like she did in the video. The centre strand gets hair added to it from one side of your head and then it goes under the strand on the opposite side to the one you took the added hair from so it in turn becomes the centre, etc.

No, you really did do a very Unique kind of dutch braid that nobody, but a handful of people know how to do! :D It's just the pattern of the crossovers appear like a french braid version, that is sitting on top of your head ;). Which absolutely looks awesome!

Don't worry about explaining those directions now. I understand that you are sleepy. I'm actually too sleepy to read them! LOL

Gemma
December 24th, 2010, 07:45 AM
Dutch braids are my favourite! I find they stay longer than a French braid in my wavy, frizzy hair. :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v18/Keller/Hair/IMG_3709.jpg

squintinschool
December 24th, 2010, 02:04 PM
Here is my attempt. The top is a little crooked because I can never start this straight and as always I have escapee hairs near the bottom, because of my layers.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6883&pictureid=91469

yellowchariot
December 24th, 2010, 04:11 PM
^ If I see another thick braid, I'm having a hair transplant :o. . . it's just not fair LOL!

squintinschool
December 24th, 2010, 04:50 PM
^ If I see another thick braid, I'm having a hair transplant :o. . . it's just not fair LOL!

If it makes you feel better, I did it loose, so usually my braid is a bit thinner.

yellowchariot
December 24th, 2010, 09:33 PM
If it makes you feel better, I did it loose, so usually my braid is a bit thinner.

^ Sometimes I'll do mine loose to give it a false thick look :o :p lol

Teazel
December 25th, 2010, 01:19 AM
I did a Dutch braid for Christmas Day. You can see where I lost concentration for a minute. :o After the photo was taken I bunned the plait and gave it a whiff of hairspray: that way the style stays neat all day and I don't have to think about it while I'm busy.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2415&pictureid=91499

Igor
December 25th, 2010, 06:38 AM
Picture dump :p

http://www.22757575.dk//ida/photo/images/Braids7.jpg

http://www.22757575.dk//ida/photo/images/Braid27.jpg

http://www.22757575.dk//ida/photo/images/Braid28.jpg

http://www.22757575.dk//ida/photo/images/Braidtutorial07.jpg

http://www.22757575.dk//ida/photo/images/Braidtutorial12.jpg

Vorvolaka
December 25th, 2010, 02:56 PM
^ If I see another thick braid, I'm having a hair transplant :o. . . it's just not fair LOL!

I had to laugh at this because I was thinking the same thing. Hair envy is not good!

LittleRainbow
December 25th, 2010, 03:34 PM
For some strange reason my hair on these pictures turned out orange! But I took them with my mother's camera so who knows what has happend to it.
I did two small duch braid on the side and one in the middle of my head. Figured why not make the most of it. My little brother begged me to take a picture of me and him (kind of a joke between us... A family thing I guess.) So I got him as a bonus.

He also tells me right now:
"Write poop. Write *insert word for male genitals*. Write b*tt. Write baby..."
:wigtongue

Back to the subject.

The side of my head:
http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/Annis152/th_IMGP1690.jpg (http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/Annis152/IMGP1690.jpg)

The back of my head:

http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/Annis152/th_IMGP1692.jpg (http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/Annis152/IMGP1692.jpg)

Me and my little Brother:
http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/Annis152/th_IMGP1696.jpg
(http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab51/Annis152/IMGP1696.jpg)

Pics are clickable (and apparently a bit blurry, hmm...)

Thalia
December 26th, 2010, 11:40 AM
On my avatar you can see my dutch 5 strand braid.

eezepeeze
December 26th, 2010, 05:49 PM
Here is my contribution. I love this braid. It is one of my go to styles. I was a little aggravated at the twist at the bottom; it was an unusually curly day. Ah, well.

http://i945.photobucket.com/albums/ad299/curlygurl_album/th_101_0136.jpg?t=1293410815 (http://s945.photobucket.com/albums/ad299/curlygurl_album/?action=view&current=101_0136.jpg)

@Thalia,

I am in awe of your skill. I'm still trying to get the hang of 4-strand braids on a ponytail, let alone frenched/dutched! Beautiful!

milagro
December 27th, 2010, 10:40 AM
All these braids are fantastic! :flower:
Dec is not over yet, and here is my attempt:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6900&pictureid=91629 http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6900&pictureid=91630

bunzfan
December 27th, 2010, 01:19 PM
I only really got this braid right on Christmas day without my layers coming out, here are a few pics some aren't clear due to my dark hair and bad lighting

All images clickable

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h400/emmerline1/th_P101227016.jpg (http://s1107.photobucket.com/albums/h400/emmerline1/?action=view&current=P101227016.jpg)
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h400/emmerline1/th_P101227005.jpg (http://s1107.photobucket.com/albums/h400/emmerline1/?action=view&current=P101227005.jpg)
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h400/emmerline1/th_P101227004.jpg (http://s1107.photobucket.com/albums/h400/emmerline1/?action=view&current=P101227004.jpg)

This has now become my favourite hairstyle as it makes my braid look nice and thick :D

milagro
December 27th, 2010, 01:32 PM
Well, I got inspired :D and redid it more tight and just cross-pinned:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6900&pictureid=91633 http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6900&pictureid=91634
I yet can't manage the smooth look, maybe I should use some extra gel.

bunzfun, yes, for some reason Dutch braids look bigger and like more prominent, than regular ones! :)

yellowchariot
December 27th, 2010, 07:36 PM
Well, I got inspired :D and redid it more tight and just cross-pinned:

I yet can't manage the smooth look, maybe I should use some extra gel.

bunzfun, yes, for some reason Dutch braids look bigger and like more prominent, than regular ones! :)

milagro, you did an excellent job on both attempts! Your texture is amazing thick.

I also wonder why the dutch braid appears "bigger" than the french version? It would seem that both versions would tend to have the same amount of "prominence" :shrug:

eezepeeze
December 27th, 2010, 09:49 PM
I also wonder why the dutch braid appears "bigger" than the french version? It would seem that both versions would tend to have the same amount of "prominence" :shrug:

I've always thought it was because the braid rides on top of the hair, so it has all that volume underneath beefing it up and plus it sticks out more. But that only explains the part that's actually on the head. I don't know about the tail part. Maybe it's the direction of the chevron pattern.

Gumball
December 27th, 2010, 10:38 PM
Here's one from last year. (Yikes, that's not nearly updated enough. You can't see the length anyway, so neener!)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=3176&pictureid=51545

yellowchariot
December 27th, 2010, 11:18 PM
I've always thought it was because the braid rides on top of the hair, so it has all that volume underneath beefing it up and plus it sticks out more. But that only explains the part that's actually on the head. I don't know about the tail part. Maybe it's the direction of the chevron pattern.

^ Yes most likely, now that I think about it. Great incite, eezepeeze!

milagro
December 28th, 2010, 12:58 AM
I've always thought it was because the braid rides on top of the hair, so it has all that volume underneath beefing it up and plus it sticks out more. But that only explains the part that's actually on the head. I don't know about the tail part. Maybe it's the direction of the chevron pattern.

Very good explanation, and maybe also because the reverse direction of "loops" to the natural hair fall makes this optical illusion.
Or maybe they are even called that due to old nice stereotypes, you know, French the subtle elegance, Dutch - solid substance :D /joke/.

yellowchariot, thanks, this forum gives lots of inspiration :cheese:

AprilElf
December 28th, 2010, 02:15 AM
I'm only showing you the left-hand side of my twin Dutch braids in the picture below - heh, heh!
My arms wre getting tired and the other side didn't turn out quite so well. :p

And then I wrapped 'em 'round my head! (Braids, that is ... not arms.)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5510&pictureid=91686

bunzfan
December 28th, 2010, 05:10 AM
I'm only showing you the left-hand side of my twin Dutch braids in the picture below - heh, heh!
My arms wre getting tired and the other side didn't turn out quite so well. :p

And then I wrapped 'em 'round my head! (Braids, that is ... not arms.)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5510&pictureid=91686

Your double dutch braids look amazing i'm off to try that myself :p

Timkerbelle
December 28th, 2010, 06:51 AM
I learned dutch braid a couple of month's ago.
it was easy because I knew how to french braid.
but ever since this one of my favorite!
I am amazed to see how some of you can do 2 dutch braids!

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a90/ishjeheiden/kapsels/P1070315.jpg

This is simply stunning

pinkbunny
December 28th, 2010, 11:00 AM
I haven't had a chance to take a pic of myself, even though I've used a dutch braid often this month (%$#@ static!!!). So I did it on my 7 yr old niece, Tara. She's growing her hair long "like aunt Kathryn" so I always braid it for her when she spends the night. It's a bit crooked, but she hasn't mastered the art of sitting still quite yet...

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4209&pictureid=91703

rosek
December 28th, 2010, 03:04 PM
I don't have a length shot, but I can do a Dutch braid!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5362&pictureid=70204

This was my second ever attempt I think. I still find them much more difficult than French braids.

NB: Please ignore all the stuff in my room!

arc691
December 29th, 2010, 08:18 PM
Here is my contribution from today! :)

Two criss-crossed Dutch braids, brought up over the top once; the ends hang down over my shoulders.

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/My%20different%20hair%20styles/IMG_2644.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/My%20different%20hair%20styles/IMG_2646.jpg

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x472/andrearcolson/My%20different%20hair%20styles/IMG_2645.jpg

milagro
December 30th, 2010, 01:16 AM
OMG I love these braided crowns! :crush:
Looking at your pics I just wish mt hair grew faster :)

grrlshapedthing
December 30th, 2010, 02:52 AM
everyone's Dutch braids look SOOOO good I wish I could Dutch braid my hair but my layers in the front are two short maybe in 6 months...

milagro
December 30th, 2010, 03:11 AM
everyone's Dutch braids look SOOOO good I wish I could Dutch braid my hair but my layers in the front are two short maybe in 6 months...
I hear you, mine is also heavily layered and that's a problem with any 'do. You can still braid on sides starting close to your forehead / hairline. Like this: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6900&pictureid=91770
Yet what to do with protruding ends I don't know :( Gel helps a little but still they stare after a while.

arc691
December 30th, 2010, 03:21 AM
Thank you! I've been wanting to add something to this thread, and time was running out! Happy New Year, everybody! :)

BTW, yeah, my hair is a few inches from the floor. I usually have a hard time braiding it all the way to the end, because I can't pull it tight~ my arms aren't long enough~ :p

Stagecoach
December 30th, 2010, 06:00 AM
I'm in awe of you super long hairs who can dutch/french braid your own hair.

I have not been able to do that since about TB. How do you keep your hair from tangling? I can't reach my ends to seperate each strand so I end up with a rats nest after just a few braids.

Teazel
December 30th, 2010, 02:57 PM
Stagecoach - I can do a dutch or french braid on my own if I have to, but it's much easier if I can get DH to help a little. He just makes sure the sections are properly separated so they don't tangle. :)

Yosha
December 30th, 2010, 05:39 PM
I love your Dutch braids! Very inspirational.
Here's 2 of mine
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5208/5268193525_c90d7d3330_m.jpg (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5208/5268193525_c90d7d3330_m.jpg) http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5281/5297234186_8154487239_m.jpg (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5281/5297234186_8154487239_m.jpg)

yellowchariot
December 30th, 2010, 06:08 PM
Here is my contribution from today! :)

Two criss-crossed Dutch braids, brought up over the top once; the ends hang down over my shoulders.



^ arc, your dutch crown looks complex and spectacular!


I love your Dutch braids! Very inspirational.
Here's 2 of mine


^ Yosha, That is one long smooth rock'n braid, your crossovers look evenly proportioned! Also, your twin braided-bun-do looks amazing as well.


Cheese and Thumbs Up for everyone! ;)

:cheese::cheese::thumbsup::thumbsup:

eezepeeze
December 30th, 2010, 09:44 PM
Wow, those are some impressive crowns, guys! Arc, how in the world did you do the cross over?

Beautiful!!

squintinschool
December 30th, 2010, 09:56 PM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6883&pictureid=91962

Sleep braids with a lot of coconut oil in them.

Nobody
December 31st, 2010, 06:20 PM
For Christmas, I had to get the hair off my neck. =) It held up surprisingly well!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6725&pictureid=92058

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6725&pictureid=92057

Nobody
December 31st, 2010, 06:23 PM
I'm in awe of you super long hairs who can dutch/french braid your own hair.

I have not been able to do that since about TB. How do you keep your hair from tangling? I can't reach my ends to seperate each strand so I end up with a rats nest after just a few braids.

A lot of times, I get the top and a little of the length done, then secure it and detangle the bottom. I try to keep it completely detangled the whole time but it's usually too difficult.

sally_neuf
December 31st, 2010, 06:33 PM
I hadn't read this post!! Oh, but luckily it's not too late for me to contribute, :p
This is my hairdo for this new year's eve. A Dutch braid half up
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4538&pictureid=92059

Happy New Year!

Alvrodul
January 1st, 2011, 08:10 AM
My brother invited the entire family to Gran Canaria for Christmas, and I found that having my hair in a Dutch braid most of the time was very practical - like when I was going for a dip in the pool. :D So I got rather a lot better at Dutch braiding while there!
Here is one example:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5879&pictureid=92083


And one day I got ambitious and made a rosestem braid - it is somewhat off-center, I'm afraid!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5879&pictureid=92086

meishkamooshka
January 1st, 2011, 12:26 PM
I tried my first ever crown braid in December utilizing Dutch braiding! Wasn't exactly easy!:p Haha.

http://i52.tinypic.com/2yuy140.jpg
http://i55.tinypic.com/34zd3j6.jpg

calicokatt
January 2nd, 2011, 07:40 PM
I love dutch braids, I find that it holds better than a french in shorter hair.

Starfilly
January 7th, 2011, 09:42 PM
Late, as usual!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5372&pictureid=92760

The longer they're in, the more my Dutch braids list to the right, it seems. I never have that problem with French braids!

smcm1232
January 8th, 2011, 11:51 PM
Alot of these remind me of French braids as when taught that is what they called them, lol maybe they are similar or was given wrong name haha! :))

ETA: Wait! Pics were just different a minute ago! lol But very pretty wish my hair was that long to do that!

Finoriel
January 12th, 2011, 04:30 AM
It's never to late to contribute, right? :wink:

I tend to use dutch braids as a starting anchor for braided updos or folded braids. They stay up better this way and the weight distribution is better as well. That way they rarely give me a headache.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=50282&albumid=2628&dl=1252935432&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=2628&pictureid=50282) Dutchbraided Chinese bun

Regular dutch braid and twin dutch braids from around classic length, I think 2007 but it may be 2008 as well.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=93156&albumid=5414&dl=1294830624&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=5414&pictureid=93156) http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=93155&albumid=5414&dl=1294830624&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=5414&pictureid=93155)

And a relatively recent one, mid thigh hair, from this summer
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=93159&albumid=5414&dl=1294831473&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=5414&pictureid=93159)

Crazy, just for fun idea
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=33906&albumid=2628&dl=1236806378&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=2628&pictureid=33906) twin dutch braids joining into a woven 5 strand... looks a bit like a zipper :lol:

milagro
January 14th, 2011, 01:35 AM
Starfilly and Finoriel - just :thud:
meishkamooshka, I can't believe it's your first crown braid! I recently managed one at last but it came out so frizzy, and yours is perfect :crush:

eamane
January 14th, 2011, 04:48 AM
Better late than never right? ;) I use dutch braids a lot but I never seem to get a pic taken so I did my best with my iphone today...
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4898&pictureid=93412

KarenSJ
January 14th, 2011, 05:29 AM
Better late than never- just learned how to do these. I have to say dutch braids are my current favorite!:)

silkheart
April 17th, 2011, 05:10 PM
Oh my gosh, I'm so weak. My arms get so tired whenever I try to braid my hair from the back.

Mrspuddinhead
May 4th, 2011, 08:53 AM
Ok, sorry so late. I joined shortly ago and am still exploring the site. So here is my attempt at dutch braiding.http://i56.tinypic.com/24lu6u1.jpg

mistik
May 8th, 2011, 10:09 PM
Very nice Longlocks3 I am going to have to try that. :-)

snakewitch
June 1st, 2011, 08:25 PM
I know it's a little late... but does anyone know how to do a dutch or french braid with curly hair?

I can't even part my hair at the top without it ALREADY becoming a mess of tangles. I HATE IT. I can't even part my hair correctly, it locks up too much... sometimes it makes me want to shave all of my hair of so I don't have to deal with ANY of this mess. :(

Madora
June 2nd, 2011, 11:58 PM
@ snakewitch...

I don't have curly hair, but would suggest that you dampen the hair and then try braiding.

Above all, be sure the hair is thoroughly detangled (with a wide tooth comb) BEFORE you start braiding. And be sure and keep the ends of each section free from tangles as you make each cross over.

If your hair becomes tangled from the braiding rythmns, you'll have a mess that will be a nightmare to untangle. Keep those sections separate at all times (except when crossing the strands or adding hair in (as you do in lace braiding).

Also, I don't know how familiar you are with the braiding techniques (english braid vs dutch braid, French braiding vs lace braiding). I would not recommend attempting to French braid your hair unless you understand the concept beforehand.

cisforcupcakes
July 30th, 2012, 10:40 AM
i know this is way past the month that you guys did this but dutch braids are my favorite way to wear my hair

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5y1t9KXGE1qfspjeo1_1280.jpg
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lubb50dtS11qfspjeo2_500.jpg
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6t5aa0QPs1qfspjeo1_1280.jpg
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7y4v96oMl1qfspjeo1_1280.jpg

Madora
July 30th, 2012, 12:28 PM
Lovely dutch braiding, cisforcupcakes. I especially liked the second photo...the headband/single braid combo! Very pretty!

snowtale
August 2nd, 2012, 03:46 AM
I wish I could do a dutch braid! I'll have to start practicing. I shall not fail, lol! I tried doing a fishtail braid once or twice and failed miserably!

jacqueline101
June 24th, 2013, 09:05 AM
That's awesome.