We鈥檙e two weeks deep into our November聽B+C Book Club聽pick,聽Me, My Hair, and I: 27 Women Untangle an Obsession, and聽we can鈥檛 stop thinking about our tresses. We鈥檝e covered聽our craziest and most traumatic hair fails, but now we鈥檙e ready聽for some major hair wins, starting with a glam Dutch聽braid that still lets you wear your hair down. Whether your hair is recovering from a disastrous cut or you鈥檝e been priming your locks for your next fancy 鈥榙o, this hair how-to聽is a surefire winner.

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Start by brushing your hair to remove any聽tangles, then use a fine-tooth comb to make a big section on the front top of your head. Pull that section of hair together and clip it in place. Then make a low pony with the remaining hair.


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Take three equal聽sections from the top of your head and start Dutch braiding. Dutch braids are basically like opposite of a traditional French braid 鈥 you weave the hair underneath the middle section instead of over the top. This gives the braid a cool 3D effect.

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Keep on braiding until you get to the end聽of your braid聽and secure it with a clear elastic. You should be able to glimpse the final result now 鈥 which should look like this. Exciting, right?


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Now the fun begins! Start聽pancaking your聽braid bit by bit to create the illusion of fullness and extra volume. Don鈥檛 be afraid to yank a bit here and there, because the messier the better with this look.


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Lastly, it鈥檚 time to loosen up the remaining hair and add some final touches. Teresa鈥檚 natural texture is already wavy, so we just decided to add some random, loose curls with a flat iron. To get the look, take a one-inch section of hair and twist the flat iron away from your face and all the way down. Repeat until you鈥檙e completely satisfied with the result and you鈥檙e good to go!

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This is such a fun, versatile half-updo that you can wear pretty much everywhere. Also, you can definitely mix it up with a high pony of a regular french braid. Don鈥檛 be afraid to experiment 鈥 the sky is the limit ;)

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