How To Do a Dutch Braid: Hair Tutorial For Beginners

If you’re anything like us (aka always on Instagram) you know how popular these braids are! They are all over the place!

Well, today, we’re taking it back to basics and going to teach you how to do a Dutch Braid step by step, so that you can take those cute Insta pics as well. Feel free to watch the video below or scroll down for text instructions. 

If you want to have longer, thicker braids, clip-in hair extensions is the easiest, safest, and fastest way! Check out this blog post if you want to learn 6 reasons to choose clip-in hair extensions. Karin normally wears the Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair shade when she wants to add some highlights and volume to her hairstyles.

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Okay, enough chit-chat – let’s get started! 

How To Dutch Braid: Step By Step

1. Take some hair at the top and separate it into 3 equal section – left, middle, and right.

How to: Dutch Braid (step by step) on Luxy Hair Blog

2. Take the left section and cross is under the middle one. 

How to: Dutch Braid (step by step) on Luxy Hair Blog

3. Now take the right section, and cross it under the middle.

How to: Dutch Braid (step by step) on Luxy Hair Blog

4. Now we will start adding more hair into our braid. Take a small section of the hair that’s already down on the left side, and combine it with the current left section.

How to: Dutch Braid (step by step) on Luxy Hair Blog

5. As always, cross them both under the middle. 

How to: Dutch Braid (step by step) on Luxy Hair Blog

6. Now do the same thing on the right side: take some hair and combine it with the right section. 

How To Dutch Braid: Step By Step Tutorial | Luxy Hair Blog

7. Cross that combined section under the middle section. 

How To Dutch Braid: Step By Step Tutorial | Luxy Hair Blog

8. And that’s pretty much the whole technique! It may seem complicated at first, but as soon as you understand and learn the basics, you will be braiding a professional Dutch Braid in NO time. Continue doing the same thing all the way down until the nape of your neck. Add more hair in on the right, cross under the middle. Add more hair in on the left, cross under the middle. So repetitive – easy peasy! 

How To Dutch Braid: Step By Step Tutorial | Luxy Hair Blog

9. When you get to the nape of your neck (are your arms hurting yet?! haha), check in the mirror to make sure that it looks like this: 

How To Dutch Braid: Step By Step Tutorial | Luxy Hair Blog

10. And then take all the hair to the side and finish off with a regular 3 strand braid:

How to do a dutch braid: Luxy Hair Blog

And you’re all done!

How To: Dutch Braid Luxy Hair Blog Tutorial

Now that you know how to do a regular dutch braid, there are so many different creative hairstyles that you can do, incorporating this braid. Firstly, you can simply pull on the regular braid and ‘pancake it’ (aka making it more fluffy, just like pancakes) to get a more voluminous and looser braid. Or, you can try any of the following hair tutorials. Just click play to check it out!

Side Dutch Braid 

Double Dutch Braid with Hair Extensions 

Dutch Braid Updo

Dutch Braid Ponytail

Also in this series: how to do a waterfall braid

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Boho Hairstyles: Boho Twist Braid

Well, well, well.. What a treat we have for you guys today!

Today we’ll be learning some good old boho braiding from one of our favorite Instagram boho braid queens: @glambytoriebliss, who creates amazing boho-inspired hairstyles every day! Now a little less conversation, a little more action, please – Torie, take it from here, girl!

How to: Boho Twist Braid

Boho Hairstyles: Boho Twist Braid | Luxy Hair

New Year – New hairstyle….that’s how the saying goes, right? Well, I’ve got a quick and easy boho twist braid you can achieve in 10 mins or less that will brighten up your 2017!

Scroll down for step-by-step photo instructions, or watch the full video at the end of this post.

You can wear a hat for a more casual vibe or pop in some sparkly accessories and you’ve got a party-ready look!

Step 1: Clip-in your Luxy Hair Extensions

Boho Hairstyles: Boho Twist Braid | Luxy Hair

To begin this look, I put in my 220g Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair extensions (of course!). I already have long hair, but my Luxies give me loads of thickness and way more dimension and highlights in my hair! You can actually clearly see the difference my Luxies make in this photo:

Before and After with Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair extensions

Moving on! For this particular hair style, I didn’t need to prep my hair by curling it, so I clipped my extensions in all at the same time.

TIP FROM TORIE: If you want to curl/wave your hair, start by curling your natural hair with each weft as you work your way up your hair.

How I clip in my Luxy Hair Extensions:

  1. First, add the first weft about 1/2 inch above the base of your hair line
  2. Then, proceed to clip each 2 clip weft on alternating sides
  3. Place the 3 clip wefts on a separate layer
  4. Add in the four clip wefts
  5. Then, clip 2 one clip wefts on each side of your head
  6. Finally, add the last one clip weft to the crown of your head.

For step by step video and photo instructions, you can check out this blog post on how to clip in Luxy Hair extensions!

Step 2: Section Hair

Next, pull your hair over to the side and split it into 2 equal sections.

How to do a Boho Twist Braid with Luxy Hair

Step 3: Twist!

Take each section and twist it towards your face and then twist them around each other going towards the back of your head.

Whichever way you twist the sections individually, you must ALWAYS twist them together the opposite way! This is called a rope braid, and if you want to learn how to do it – you can check out this youtube video tutorial.

How to: Boho Twist Braid | Luxy Hair

Step 4: Pancake time (Mmm…pancakes)

When you almost get to the bottom of the twist it’s time to pancake – that means, pull it apart to make it full and fluffy – just like a pancake!

How to: Boho Twist Braid | Luxy Hair

To do this, pinch and pull small sections at a time working your way up and down the twist until it gets to your desired thickness. Repeat this step with the remaining section.

How to: Boho Twist Braid

Step 5: Secure and Perfect

Almost done! Now that you have two super fluffy twists, secure them both together with an elastic.

How to: Boho Twist Braid | Luxy Hair

How to: Boho Braid Hairstyles

Take a small section of hair, wrap it around the elastic and secure it in the back with a bobby pin.

You’re done!

This style is super versatile and can be worn so many different ways! I added a hat because I’m a sucker for hats, but feel free to add whatever accessory you like or keep it as-is!

How To: Boho Braid Hairstyle | Luxy Hair

And as promised, here’s the quick video showing the entire process!

xoxo

Torie Bliss

Thanks again to our beautiful friend Torie Bliss for being a guest contributor to our blog today! Make sure to check out Torie’s blog, and if you’re in Massachusetts, go visit her in person and have her create some magic on your hair!

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French Braid Crown Holiday Hairstyle

Why do we love holidays so much?

Other than the obvious (all the delicious food that will be eaten), it’s always a fun occasion to dress up, do your hair and makeup, and be all glammed up! In today’s blog post, we collaborated with our beautiful friend Missy Sue to show you a really simple yet beautiful holiday hairstyle: the french braid crown.

French Braid Holiday Hairstyle Crown

This hairstyle looks intricate, yet consists of simple 2 french braids put together with a hair accessory. Missy also added a few wefts of her clip-in Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair extensions for extra length and volume – this is, of course, optional – but hair extensions make this hairstyle so much more dramatic because of that extra ‘oomph’. If you’re not too familiar with them, check out this blog post

Watch the video below or scroll down for step by step instructions on how to create this beautiful and glamorous holiday hairstyle:

How to: French Braid Crown

French Braid Crown Holiday Hairstyle by Luxy Hair

  1. Part your hair as you desire – it can be a deep part, or a middle part.
  2. Start to french braid your hair on one side until you reach your ear. To learn how to french braid, check out this youtube video
  3. Once you reach the ear, continue doing a regular three strand braid all the way down with a small section of hair, like this: How to: French Braid Crown by Luxy Hair Missy Sue
  4. Criss cross two bobby pins at the end of the braid, so that it doesn’t unravel while you work on the other side, like so: French Braid Crown Step By Step Tutorial Luxy Hair
  5. Repeat the exact same step on the other side – french braid until the ear, then regular three strand braid all the way down. 
  6. All is left to do is criss cross the two braids at the back, like a crown, add in your favorite accessory and you’re done! French Braid Crown
How to: French Braid Crown with Luxy Hair
How to: French Braid Crown with Luxy Hair
How to: French Braid Crown with Luxy Hair

 

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How To Do a Waterfall Braid Tutorial | Step By Step

how to do a waterfall braid tutorial

Do you ever look at hairstyle tutorials and think “okay, that’s pretty, but I’d never be able to do that”? 

Honestly.. sometimes we feel the same way. But what’s important to recognize, is that those ‘complicated’ hairstyles are simply just a mix of a bunch of easy techniques that are put together into one. And that being said – if you want to be good at doing hair – it’s important to learn all those basic braid techniques in order to be able to create more complicated hairstyles 🙂

Today we are going back to basics and showing you how to do a waterfall braid step by step. At first this hairstyle may seem a little confusing, but with some practice, you will LOVE creating it. Once you’ve got this basic technique down – there are so many variations of this hairstyle that you can do. Watch the tutorial below or scroll down for photo step-by-step instructions on how to do a waterfall braid. 

Waterfall Braid: Step By Step Instructions

How To Do a Waterfall Braid: Step By Step Luxy Hair Tutorial

Step 1: 

Take a big section of hair at the front and separate into three strands. 

How To Do a Waterfall Braid: Step 1 | Step By Step Hair Tutorial


Step 2: 

Take the back strand and cross it over the middle.

How To Do a Waterfall Braid: Step 2 | Step By Step Hair Tutorial


Step 3: 

Now take the front strand and cross it over the middle.

How To Do a Waterfall Braid: Step 3 | Step By Step Hair Tutorial


Step 4: 

Next, take the back strand + add a little section of hair into it.

How To Do a Waterfall Braid: Step 4 | Step By Step Hair Tutorial


Step 5: 

Cross this back strand + new section of hair over the middle. 

How To Do a Waterfall Braid: Step 5 | Step By Step Hair Tutorial


Step 6: 

Leave the front strand as is (you can even clip it away so that you don’t get confused).

How To Do a Waterfall Braid: Step 6 | Step By Step Hair Tutorial


Step 7: 

Take a section of hair BEHIND the front strand.

How To Do a Waterfall Braid: Step 7 | Step By Step Hair Tutorial


Step 8: 

Cross this new section over the middle. 

How To Do a Waterfall Braid: Step 8 | Step By Step Hair Tutorial


Step 9: 

Repeating the same steps – take the back strand + add a new section of hair into it.

How To Do a Waterfall Braid: Step 9 | Step By Step Hair Tutorial


Step 10: 

Cross that back section + new section of hair over the middle. 

How To Do a Waterfall Braid: Step 10 | Step By Step Hair Tutorial


Step 11: 

Again, leave the front strand as is and take a section behind it to cross over the middle. 

How To Do a Waterfall Braid: Step 11 | Step By Step Hair Tutorial


Last Step: 

Repeat all the same steps all the way to the back of your head and secure it with a clear elastic. 

How To Do a Waterfall Braid: Final Step | Step By Step Hair Tutorial


All done!

The waterfall braid is a classic hairstyle that looks absolutely stunning and unique. 

How To Do a Waterfall Braid: Step By Step Hair Tutorial

Thank you to our beautiful friend Karin for collaborating with us on this Back to Basics series. Check out Karin’s channel here.

Karin has beautiful long hair already, but when she feels like adding volume and highlights to her hair, she wears her Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair extensions. You can also have long, thick, and beautiful hair in just minutes – with absolutely NO damage – by simply clipping in Luxy Hair extensions. Check out 10 reasons to choose Luxy Hair and to learn more about it!

Look out for more back to basics posts on our Blog 🙂

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How To: Pull-Through Braid | Easy Braid Hairstyle

Hello, our beautiful friends!

We have been getting so many requests on how to do a regular pull-through braid. Although we’ve showed how to do this technique in another video tutorial, many of you wonder how to do it in the back of your head instead of on the side.

pull through braid luxy hair

So, we collaborated with our beautiful and talented friend Alex Gaboury to show you how to do a pull-through braid in the back of your head. Definitely Pinterest worthy, wouldn’t you say? 🙂

Watch the step-by-step video on how to do the pull-through braid here:

Alex is wearing some wefts of her Ash Blonde Luxy Hair extensions to add some volume to this hairstyle to really bring out the volume. If you’re not familiar with clip-in Luxy Hair extensions, click here to learn 10 reasons why you should try out Luxies. 

how to do a pull through braid

how to do a pull through braid

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How To: Feather Loop Braid Hair Tutorial

Hi my beautiful friends,

In this video I am sharing how to create this really cool looking braid hairstyle. It’s called the ‘Feather Loop Braid’ and I saw an inspiration picture of this hairstyle on Pinterest. As soon as I saw it, I thought it looks complicated, but I have to figure out how to do it.

So, I did! Once I recreated this braid, I realized that in fact, it’s much simpler than it looks. And that’s always good news 🙂 I’m super excited to show you guys something new and teach you how to create this braid. Watch the video below for step by step instructions:

I am wearing my Ombre Chestnut Luxy Hair extensions today to add length and volume to my braid.

luxy hair feather loop braid

If you choose to recreate this hairstyle, be sure to tag @luxyhair on Instagram – we love seeing your recreations and always feature our favorites!

how to braid feather loop hairstyle luxy hair

luxy hair braid hairstyle feather loop

With love,

xx

Mimi

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