5 Strand Dutch Braid | Day 12

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YAAAAAY!!!!  You guys!  I’ve been trying to master this five-strand braid for ages.  Every tutorial I’ve watched has been SOOO confusing.  You need a billion clips and ten more hands to hold all the strands and then you’ve gotta figure out which one goes where and it’s just like— FREAK.  NEVERMIND!  I was seriously ready to throw in the towel when I happened upon a new handhold from finding braids.  After 20 minutes of practicing I totally had it down.  All you need is a little concentration and some patience to figure out the steps!

If you aren’t a huge braider it won’t matter.  You’re not technically braiding… you’re weaving… I don’t even know how to explain it haha but I’m really excited about this video!  I hope it’s the answer for some of you who have struggled with this braid.  I can do the five strand braid in less than five minutes so it’s definitely a style you need to learn for those bad hair days.  If you have any questions or need any clarification let me know in the comments below and I’ll do my best to help you figure it out!

Thank you to all who have used the hashtag #thirtythirtyhair.  I’m seriously so in love with your hairstyles!  It makes all the hard work I’ve put into this challenge so far totally worth it.  So keep them coming!  If you try one of these styles or are inspired to create a new hairstyle from this challenge please post a picture on instagram!  #thirtythirtyhair!  MUAH!  

Abby Smith

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29 thoughts on “5 Strand Dutch Braid | Day 12

  1. i’ve never left a comment before, but I have to say, this is the best braid tutorial that I have come across. You tell me EXACTLY what to do with my fingers. I’ll have to explore your site to find out if they are all like this, but I got the hang of this one INSTANTLY, and I am a true, awkward beginner. Thank you so much, my daughter is really loving that I can do different things to her hair!

    1. I’m so glad it was helpful!! I try to be really specific because I didn’t learn how to braid until I was 24 and without detailed instructions I was totally lost!

  2. I have thick naturally kinky curly hair…I am having a hard time keeping the sections separated after I’ve completed a pass. Is this hairstyle going to be feasible with my hair in its naturally curly state or will I need to straighten it?

  3. This braid is amazing but it seems harder for me cuz i have long thick hair so like do I add small pieces of hair between my pointer and middle finger?

  4. I can’t believe I missed your #thirtythirtyhair by only a few months! I recently stumbled onto your blog and have been in love since! You’re so talented, and I can’t wait for your next #thirtythirtyhair! I will definitely be doing the styles with you!

  5. I love this tutorial!! You made it seem so simple πŸ™‚
    I would love to see some styles that are great for shorter hair, mine is ‘just’ to the bottom of my neck, so I don’t have the long hair needed for some styles. I am growing it, and I have used extensions in the past, but I would love to know some things I can do with my shorter hair until it grows!
    Thank you for all your styling help!
    Emma xx

  6. I love this! The other tutorials I have watched did not make sense to me but I was able to do the braid on my first try after watching your video a few times. I have fairly thick, heavily layered hair, so I love how this kept all my flyaways hidden much better than a regular three strand french braid and it was not as bulky as a french braid can get on me. You have a great website and hair tutorials, I will be coming back often!

  7. Love this hair style it took me awhile to get it but I was determined I love doing hair and I want to thank you for giving me all these great ideas I’m a little late in the 30/30 but guess it will be something fun to do for the month of April your the best and I’m happy I found you I want to be your number 1 fan!

  8. My mom used to do my hair in a 5-strand braid for track meets when I was in high school. I wonder if I could do it on my own hair.