I feel like I have been in such a rut with my hair lately. While I still absolutely love braids, I’ve either been uninspired or just flat out too lazy to try any new intricate looks. So today’s tutorial is all about keeping it simple. This look is perfect for those rushed mornings and greasy hair days (we all have them). Once you master the dutch braid, this look is almost effortless!
P.S. In this tutorial I am using my Irresistible Me Silky Touch Hair Extensions in light brown. Adding in extensions will add loads of volume to your braid! In the first couple steps I will be showing how I put them in for this look. So if you’re not using hair extensions, feel free to skip to step 3!
1. For starters, I like to use two of the 1 clip wefts and two of the 2 clip wefts. I place the first of the 1 clip wefts about a 1/2 inch to 1 inch away from my part and the second directly below it.
Tip: For looks like this I like to fold my 2 clip wefts in half and clip them together to create a fuller one clip weft!
2. I then clip two of the 2 clip wefts close to my hair line and roughly 2-3 inches above my ear. Like in the last step, I place the second weft directly below the first.
3. Once your extensions are in, start a dutch braid at the base of your part. My video tutorial for a dutch braid can be found here.
4. Continue adding in hair until you have passed your ear, then continue with a regular braid down the rest of the hair. Be sure to angle the braid back towards where the ponytail will be.
5. Once the braid is complete and tied of, start lightly loosening up the braid.
6. Then gather all of the hair, including your braid, into a low ponytail at the nape of your neck.
7. Once your ponytail is secured, undo the portion of the braid below where the ponytail is tied off.
8. The last step is the icing on the cake. Pull apart your braid even more and cover your hair elastic with a small section of hair. My video tutorial on how to hide your hair tie can be found here!