Perfect Hair Hack for Those Who Can't Double Dutch Braid

2 Materials
10 Minutes

If you have a hard time making Dutch braids, then follow this perfect hair hack to get the same look with a lot less effort! Let's get started.

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Tools and materials:

  • Hair elastics
  • Hair clip
Braided pigtails

1. Make braided back pigtails

Clip the front part of your hair up, out of your way.

Split the rest of your hair into two sections, down the center back. 

Put each section into a traditional braid, securing the ends with a hair elastic.

Making braided top pigtails

2. Make braided top pigtails

Take your top hair out of the clip and separate it into two sections with a center part.


Put one side into a traditional braid, securing the end with a hair elastic.

Connecting the braids

3. Connect the braids

Using your fingers, make a hole in the top section of the back braid that is on the same side as your top braid.

Connecting the braids

Pull the top braid through the hole in your back braid.

Connecting the braids

Here it pulled right through, to give the illusion of one long Dutch braid!

Connecting the braids

Secure the bottom of the two braids together with a hair elastic.

Connecting the braids

Repeat on the other side.

Cute Dutch braids

Cute Dutch braids

Here’s the final look! It’s just as cute as a Dutch braid, but with far less work!

Cute Dutch braids

Give this Dutch braid hack a try and let me know if you found it as easy as I did!

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Suggested materials:
  • Hair elastics
  • Hair clip

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