Double Dutch for short hair

The double dutch braids works well with short hair because we can disguise the shorter hair at the back that doesn’t fit in the braids by putting it in a pony tail and wrapping the ends of the braids on top of it. If your hair is long enough then don’t worry about this step. You can even dress this up with flowers or bows. It’s a secure way to do your hair when you don’t want to worry about it in your face. This hairstyle was inspired by

Here is what you’ll need:

  • 3 elastics (2 for long hair)
  • Brush or Comb
  • Bobby Pins


  1. Part hair in the middle and pin back the left side.
  2. Dutch braid (bring the outside sections under the middle section instead of over) the right side starting at the forehead and coming around the side to the back of the head adding in sections of hair as you go.
  3. Stop adding hair into the braid when the short hairs don’t fit in. Finish the braid and secure with elastic.
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 with the left side.
  5. Take the hair at the back that is left out of the braid and put into a small ponytail but don’t pull the last loop through. Leave out this step if your hair is long enough to fit into the two braids.

  6. Pancake each braid (pull the braid apart to make it look bigger and fuller starting at the bottom of the braid and working your way up).
  7. Cross the right and left braids over the ponytail and secure with bobby pins making sure to hide the elastic ends under the opposite braids.

  8. If you have longer hair its easier to tie the braids in a knot before pinning.

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