The Dutch plait can be recognized by many names, including the "reverse French plait."  It is one of my favourite plaits. In fact, the Dutch braid is done exactly like a French plait, except that you cross the three strands under, instead of over. It may look complex and difficult for a beginner, but it is actually quite simple and quick.

How to start:
Start with a small section split into three. Cross right under centre, then left under new centre. On the right, pick up some more hair and add to the section, then cross under centre; repeat picking up hair and crossing under on the left. Alternate crossing right and left under centre adding more hair until all hair is joined and plait to the ends.
Don’t rush or it will look messy. If you go slow and stop to tighten it as well as keeping it neat then it will be a perfect braid.

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