We love getting creative with different braided hairstyles. From basic dutch braids to intricate cornrows, we’ve tried them all. But let’s face it, I’m a busy mom. I don’t always have a lot of time on my hands to get fancy. My daughter wanted a cute and fun hairstyle the other day, but we were short on time. So we put together this side dutch braid bun, which has now become a staple.
Side Dutch Braid Bun Tutorial
When it comes to styling my daughter’s curly biracial hair, braided hairstyles are a great way to keep her hair out of her face. But’s it’s also a great way to retain moisture and promote growth.
That said, we decided to do a side dutch braid bun for our curly hairstyle of the week. It’s fun, cute, and the best part about this style is that it can be done in less than ten minutes. Keep in mind it all depends on the hair length.
Here’s what you’ll need
How to style Side Dutch Braid Bun
1. Spray hair with water
2. Use a wide tooth comb to gently detangle hair from tip to root
3. Begin the dutch braid above the ear and continue to the other side
4. Complete the style with a regular three strand braid and secure with an elastic
5. You can also create a bun instead of letting the braid hang freely
Cornrow French Braid Combo
Another great thing about this simple braided hairstyle is that you can rock it different ways. So feel free to make it your own.
If you’re feeling brave and you have more time on your hands, why not give this cornrow and french braid combo a try. I normally style my daughter’s hair everyday, however, this hairdo lasted the entire week. That’s right! I wasn’t sure that was possible, considering my little girl is always busy.
Braided hairstyles usually last about three days on her curly biracial hair. But, this lasted much longer. If you plan to give it try, be sure to braid hair when wet and use a styling gel. Also, have your little one sleep with a satin scarf or bonnet.