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Double Dutch ponytails: when practical meets playful

Looking for a hairstyle that will help you tie off the summer? Double Dutch ponytails are the answer. Not only are they versatile and can easily be worn during the day or in the evening, they're also quick to recreate and look put together and playful. Whether your agenda includes a sunset hike or hanging on a patio with friends, this look is perfect! 

Wondering how to get the look yourself? Watch the video below or keep reading to get the lowdown. 

Double Dutch ponytails

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Step 1

Start by clipping in your Luxy Hair extensions. Noel wears her 220g Luxy Hair extensions in Ombre Blonde. This will help had extra length and thickness while enhancing the hairstyle overall. Since you'll be wearing your hair in braids, the placement of the wefts is very important.

Double Dutch ponytails

To ensure the base of the wefts are hidden in your hair, section your hair off in a downward direction in front of your ears. Next, taking a 2-clip weft, clip it into your hair vertically in the same direction you will be braiding your hair. Once you comb the front section back over your hair, everything should blend seamlessly. 

Step 2

Double Dutch ponytails

Take a small section of hair at the top of your head and divide into 3 pieces. Begin braiding your hair normally, ensuring you cross the strands of hair under each other instead of over each other. This makes it look like the braid is sitting on top of the head. 

Step 3

Double Dutch ponytails

Once you've created a few repetitions of a normal braid, it's time to begin the Dutch braid! Simply add pieces of hair to each strand as you go while continuing to cross the strands underneath each other, similar to how you would create a French braid. Be sure to pull the braid taut as you go.

If you happen to notice a weft poking through, don't worry! Just keep braiding and cover it up by combing your hair over the weft later.

Step 4

Double Dutch ponytails

When you reach the bottom of your head, tie your hair off with a clear elastic, leaving the ends loose. To create a fuller appearance, gently tug on each section of the braid, pulling it outwards. Fun fact: this technique is called "pancaking"! 

Double Dutch ponytails

Step 5

Repeat the same process on the other side of your head. You can even use a few 1-clip wefts instead of a 2-clip weft, depending on the shape of your head and personal preference. 

Double Dutch ponytails

Step 6

Double Dutch ponytails

To finish off the look and give your hair a more polished appearance, take a piece of hair from each ponytail and wrap it around the hair elastic, securing it with a bobby pin. There you have it, a gorgeous, easy to achieve Double Dutch ponytails!

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