Step Two: Take a small section of hair towards the front of your head and divide it into three sections to start your braid.
Step Three: To make an inverted French braid or Dutch braid, cross the sections underneath each other. So take the right section and cross it under the middle, then the left section and cross it under the new middle piece.
Step Four: Add to your right piece of hair and again cross it under the middle. Add some hair to your left section and cross it under the middle.
Step Five: Continue braiding and working your way down the back of your head.
Step Six: When you reach the base of your scalp, tie off your braid with a small elastic leaving a little hair behind as a ponytail.
Step Seven: Repeat these steps on the other side.
That’s it! This style also looks really cute with longer hair where instead of leaving little pigtails at the end, you can make two messy buns. I was nervous about trying such a complicated looking braid style on short hair, but the French and Dutch braid styles actually work a lot better than regular braids for short hair. Because you add sections as you work your way down, you don’t need long hair to make the braids. If your hair feels too short and slippery initially with this style, then try prepping your hair with some volumizing powder—that will give you thicker braids and “stickier” hair that holds a style better. If you’re looking for great workout hair, then try this style with a traditional French braid. Cheers,
Credits//Author and Photography: Rebecca Stice. Photos edited with the NEW