You know those days when you wake up and your hair just won’t cooperate? In my case, I often sleep on it funny and get weird bumps, my roots are suddenly appearing super long (even if they seemed fine just the day before lol) and no matter what I do, I can’t seem to regain any volume 😉 Yes, on those days, I just think it’s best to pick a sleek hairstyle and go with the flow.

3D dutch braid

So now you know what the inspiration behind this weeks tutorial was! 😀 Getting all the hair out of my face in a sleek style is crucial, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be boring 😉 And I wanted to try a new and fun braid to brighten my mood and turn this crappy hair day into a good one! Besides, if you have something grabbing attention in the back, maybe people won’t notice your regrowth lol? In any case, this braid is definitely fun and quite easy! If you don’t believe me, just take a look at the tutorial below, I also included a very easy to follow video version. I will definitely be doing the 3D dutch braid again, even on my good hair days 😉 It will also work great for the gym.

DIY 3D dutch braid tutorial

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Separate a U shaped section from the top, grab it with one hand and glide 3 fingers with your other hand to easily divide it into 4 strands.
  2. Lets say that from the left side we have strand number 1, 2, 3 and 4. Beginning from the left, bring strand number 1 underneath strand 2 and 3 and back to the left side over 3.
  3. Repeat same thing from the right: bring strand 4 underneath 3 and 2, and then bring it back to the right over strand number 2. I promise that once you repeat this slowly a couple of times it will be easy to remember! 🙂
  4. Add extra hair to both outer strands and repeat steps 2 and 3.
  5. Once you reach the nape of your neck, continue the braid without adding in extra hair and secure it with an elastic. If you want to, pull out the edges of the braid to make it fuller. Roll the braid underneath and secure it by criss crossing two bobby pins at the nape of the neck.

Watch the video for more detailed instructions:

Tag me on Instagram #hairsaffairs (@hairs_affairs) if you try this. I’d love to see your results!

Happy hairstyling lovely! See you next time!


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