Gym hair how-to: double dutch braids

Step 1 Apply a hair mask to strands then work it through the lengths of the hair.

Step 2 Create a clean center part from the front hairline down to the nape of the neck. Clip one side away.

Step 3 Take a small section at the front of the unclipped section of hair and begin a backwards three-strand braid (a dutch braid is created by looping the hair under each section instead of over).

Step 4 Turn the braid into an inside out french braid by adding a small piece of hair each time you loop the hair under.

Step 5Continue adding pieces of hair until all the hair from the section is attached, then finish the three-strand braid all the way to the bottom, securing with an elastic band.

Step 6 Repeat on other side.