How to Do a Katniss Braid (Dutch Braid)

How to make Katniss's signature braid from The Hunger Games movie!

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How to Do a Katniss Braid (Dutch Braid)
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Brush your hair so there are no knots.

Brush your hair so there are no knots.

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Take about this much hair from above your left ear.

Take about this much hair from above your left ear.

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Start braiding. Remember, this is a Dutch braid, so you put the pieces of hair UNDER each other, rather than over each other like you do for a French braid.

Start braiding. Remember, this is a Dutch braid, so you put the pieces of hair UNDER each other, rather than over each other like you do for a French braid.

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As you braid, add in extra sections of hair like you do for a French braid. Make sure you put the pieces UNDER each other!

As you braid, add in extra sections of hair like you do for a French braid. Make sure you put the pieces UNDER each other!

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Keep braiding! Try to make your braid go in  a diagonal line across the head.

Keep braiding! Try to make your braid go in a diagonal line across the head.

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When you reach the nape of the neck, combine the braid with the hair that has been left unbraided. If that doesn't make any sense, look at the picture.

When you reach the nape of the neck, combine the braid with the hair that has been left unbraided. If that doesn't make any sense, look at the picture.

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Once you have done the tricky combining bit, you do a regular braid. This time, put the pieces OVER each other! If you continue reverse braiding, it ends up really loose and messy.

Once you have done the tricky combining bit, you do a regular braid. This time, put the pieces OVER each other! If you continue reverse braiding, it ends up really loose and messy.

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Braid all the way to the ends and secure with a hair tie.

Braid all the way to the ends and secure with a hair tie.

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If it looks a bit messy (like mine did), add some bobby pins to make it neat.

If it looks a bit messy (like mine did), add some bobby pins to make it neat.

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Add more bobby pins if needed!

Add more bobby pins if needed!

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Top left side...

Top left side...

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Middle...

Middle...

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And the end!

And the end!

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Now you can go and win the Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor!

Now you can go and win the Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor!

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I hope you enjoyed this guide! If you have any requests for hairstyles, leave a comment in the comments section!

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