How to Do a Dutch Flower Braid

The following post about doing the Dutch Flower Braid (which I have been trying to do for like forever) is from Daisy Hart.   Daisy Hart is a dedicated writer, blogger and aesthete who finds that her greatest inspiration are flowers. She likes to discover beauty  everywhere around and this is what gives her huge motivation for her work.

The Dutch Flower braid is an excellent hairstyle for medium length hair, both elegant and stylish. It is a perfect choice for a night out in town, partying, romantic dates, weddings and many other events.

It is capable of keeping your hair contained, especially if your job is one that requires your hair kept away from your face. This braid is fairly difficult to do so you may need some practice before you get the hang of it. It is a common misconception that Dutch braids are difficult and a lot of women prefer to visit a stylist to do it for them. In reality you don’t really need to do that. The same is valid for French braids, as well.You can create one with ease, as the process is not that much different from making pigtails.

A benefit of that hairstyle is that it will protect the ends of your hair. Avoid pulling your hair back too tightly while you make the braids as this may lead to hair loss and headaches. You will look stunning even when you do this hairstyle by yourself, with the same skill a stylist would have had with a little practice.

Add a few accessories to your hair such as jeweled pins or flowers into it and you will achieve the perfect results for any event.

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Before all of that is achieved however, you need to do the following:

  1. Brush your hair well to make it as manageable as possible. This will make the next steps much easier and you won’t have to suffer through tangles and worse.
  2. Take a left side partition of your hair, then part a few sections of the hair below that partition. Divide those into three separate parts.
  3. Take the right section of hair and move it under the middle one, then place the middle one under the right strand.
  4. Next, you need to bring the right strand into the middle part.
  5. Take a few sections of hair from below the left strand and add it in with the left strand.
  6. Bring the right strand of your hair under the middle, then the middle under the right.
  7. Do the same on the other side and follow that pattern in a typical zig-zagging manner.
  8. Continue the braid as you reach the end of the crown.
  9. Next, pull out the left strand and you’ll be able to achieve a flower look.
  10. Once the braid is created, you can wrap it around in a circular pattern. Secure it with a bobby pin and you’re ready to go.

Once that is complete you can decorate the braid with small flowers and more. If the event you’re preparing for is a wedding, this will be a wonderful way to commemorate what is happening with beautiful white flowers. You can do the same during spring, decorating your hair with the first blossoms of the new season, being in tune with the world around you.

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  1. Can you post a picture of the Dutch braid you made?…. I think it is bit complicated to do this. I used to be very good at this in the 80s where I really had long straight hair without rebond. My dad brought me to school so early about almost two hours before my class because he had to go to San Miguel to work aside from his usual work…. so at 6 a.m., I am in the ladies room doing my braids… and so ready for class with clean braided do!

  2. Arrrggghhhh…I can't even make a good bun like that of Louise tapos may Dutch braid pa. My biceps and triceps will have a good workout trying these hairstyles on me. Hair is always slipping out of place kaya I just let my hair hang lose or use clips for half moon style or a pony tail when working out hehehe.

  3. Oh, so that's what you call that type of braid pala, dutch flower braid. wehe, inosente lang. now i know.. i have always had long hair, pero mine's naturally curly and unruly so i have no choice but to braid it most of the time. my lola also taught me how to braid my hair and in the process, as time went by, natutunan ko rin yung ganyang braid, yung from the top? thanks for this post. it reminded me of my childhood hairstyle, hihi! 🙂

  4. I like the looks of braids. I'm growing out my short, layered hair right now. I hope I can do these braids later when my hair is long enough.

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