How to Master the Art of Dutch Braiding Pigtails in Simple Steps | Q's Hairdos
2023/11/21

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The Dutch braid pigtails are a trendy hairstyle that can give you a cute and stylish look. In this article by Q's Hairdos, you will find a step-by-step guide on how to achieve this hairstyle.

To begin with, start by brushing your hair to remove any knots or tangles. Then, part your hair down the middle to divide it into two equal sections. This will create the base for your Dutch braid pigtails.

Next, pick up a small section of hair from the front of one side of your head. Divide this section into three equal parts and start crossing them over each other. The key to the Dutch braid is to cross the outer sections of hair under the middle section, rather than over it like in a regular braid.

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This creates the characteristic "inverted" effect of the Dutch braid.

As you continue braiding, incorporate more hair by picking up a small section from the outside of your head and adding it to the respective outer section of the braid. Cross this added section under the middle section as before. Repeat this process on the other side, adding small sections of hair from the outside and crossing them under the middle section.

Keep braiding your hair in this manner, adding hair to each side and crossing it under the middle section, until you reach the nape of your neck. At this point, continue with a regular three-strand braid until you reach the ends of your hair.

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Secure the braid with an elastic band.

Now that one pigtail is complete, repeat the braiding process on the other side by picking up a small section of hair from the front and dividing it into three equal parts. Continue crossing the outer sections under the middle section, incorporating more hair from the outside with each cross.

Once you have finished both pigtails, you can choose to leave them as they are or add some extra flair by pancaking the braids. To do this, gently pull on the outer edges of the braid to fan it out and create a fuller look. This will give your Dutch braid pigtails a more voluminous and intricate appearance.

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To finish off the style, you can also wrap a small section of hair from each pigtail around the elastic band to hide it and secure it with a bobby pin.

Overall, the Dutch braid pigtails are a stylish and versatile hairstyle that can be worn for any occasion. By following this step-by-step guide, you can easily achieve this trendy look and showcase your braiding skills.

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