March 11, 2016

Waterfall Twist Combo

One of the best things about braiding hair, is that once you understand the basics, you can create all kinds of combination hairstyles!  Today I will teach you this beautiful Waterfall Twist Combo, using both a waterfall twist and a standard dutch braid.

Waterfall Twist Combo

My little Rylan who turns 11 this month volunteered to be my model.  I love how this braid looks very intricate, when really it is just two simple braiding techniques combined!

This hairstyle can be worn by women and girls of all ages, dressed up or down.

Waterfall Twist | Dutch braid combo

Waterfall Twist | Dutch Braid Combo

We’ve shown you how to create the waterfall twist before, about 4 years ago.  The tutorial has almost reached 10,000,000 views!  You can see the tutorial here.

Waterfall Twist Combo

Waterfall | Dutch Combo

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Items Needed: brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 small hair elastic, hairspray {if desired}.

Time Requirement:  5-7 minutes

Skill Level:  Medium

Step-By-Step Instructions:

  1. Part the hair on one side.  Pick up a small piece of hair next to the temple and begin a waterfall twist.  You will work back and then diagonal, finishing at the opposite side of the head about ear level.
  2. Secure your twist with a small elastic.
  3. Take the first few strands that you pulled through the waterfall twist and flip them over and out of the way.  (See video for clarification)
  4. Go back to the front of the head where you started your waterfall twist and pick up another small piece of hair just under your waterfall twist.
  5. Begin a dutch braid.  When adding new hair on the top of the braid, use the strands from the waterfall twist.  When adding new hair on the bottom of the braid, use the normal hair.  (see video for clarification)
  6. Continue your dutch braid all the way around the back of the head as you did the waterfall.
  7. When you reach the last section (at the ear), add the end of your waterfall twist into your braid, finishing with a three strand braid to the end of the hair length.
  8. Secure your braid with a small elastic.
  9. I like to finish by pancaking & fluffing the braid.  This will give your braid a bigger, fuller look.

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  • Taylor

    Might need a little help with this one, but I can’t wait to try it! Love it! ❤️

  • Rosa A

    I like this combo braid. I added more waterfall twist to this hairstyle. It looks nice from the back but no so much from the side where it finishes to me.

  • Jana Klement

    Such an eye catcher

  • Giselle

    love love love this hair

  • Olivia DeLong

    I love this hairstyle

  • Sandrina Gomes

    I love this hairstyle because it suits any age.

  • Sydney Stippler

    This is my favorite post because I actually do this style to my hair almost once a week! It’s adorable and I always get so many compliments. I’m so glad you guys have this site because I learn so many cute ways to do my hair that leave me with an extra boost of self confidence as I tackle my day!

  • Melanie

    This is so pretty, if only I had longer hair!

  • hanh nguyen

    love it

  • Eva Bottlang

    So I have tried this hairstyle on 2 of my friends but I always have treouble finishing the waterfall twist. Does anyone have an idea how I could do that? Thanks!

  • Christine

    I’ve tried doing this on but haven’t mastered it yet. Need more practice. I xan do the waterfall on its own and I can do a Dutch braid on its own. But both together for some reason screws me up lol

  • Kenzi Walcer

    Love it ❤️

  • Georgia Bryant


  • Tatum

    I wouldn’t be able to do this on myself, but soo cute!

  • Chelsea gaudet

    So pretty

  • Claudia Sanchez

    It is so pretty!

  • Alicia

    Cute, cool and fun, yet elegant enough to wear to a fancy occasion:)

  • Michelle Zheng

    I love this!!!

  • Jana Klement

    Twists are such cool hairstyle. They always look so hard to do but are so easy. Love that look

  • Claire Summers

    this is beautiful!

  • Gess

    wow this is really intricate and pretty!! love it!

  • Adriana Bodewig

    This is perfect!!!

  • Nina Janzen

    This is soooo pretty!!

  • Allē McReavy

    Love this one but I struggle doing it!

  • Jeanie Morgan

    if only i could figure out how to do this…

  • Mya Harr

    really pretty

  • Shaela Shintani

    I loved this hairstyle its great for going out or special occasions

  • Alexandra♎

    I loved this! I wore it to a wedding recently and got tons of compliments.

  • Maddison Tuer

    This hairstyle is AMAZING. I got my mam to do it and it looked absolutely amazing and suitable for special occasions. Thank you once again for another wonderful hairstyle .☺️

  • Sophie Knapp

    I love this hairstyle it’s so cool I’m going to get my mum to do it for me this morning this is one of my favourite hairstyles and I have entered all I can in the giveaway!🙏🏼💙

  • Michelle Zheng

    It is so pretty. I wonder how you find these hairstyles and how you make them look so effortless and gorgeous.

  • mackenzie

    Super Cute!

  • Ruby

    So gorgeous!!

  • Unicorngirl 1097

    Love this hairstyle my fav!!!!!

  • Ella Dutton

    I actually love this.

  • Mamamia

    This is so amazing!!!! Isn’t overly hard but looks so intricate and like a lot of effort has been put in!! Love it!!!

  • Azka S

    These hairstyles are sooo perfect for easter!!! Love it!

  • Jesenia SerranoLizardi

    Love this. Wish I knew how to braid.

  • Katrina

    Great 2 keep hair out of ur face

  • Joanna✨

    I personally love the braid!

  • Cristo Murio Por Ti

    I love braids and this are just beautiful! Can’t wait to see the new family videos!

  • Alejandra

    I love this hairstyle !

  • Kia

    This is one of my fav posts!!!

  • Maite Sgambelluri

    I loveeee this post!

  • Temiya Jackson

    I did this hairstyle and it turned out good and it looks good on my sister that has bangs!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jelena | DMS BETH

    i love this combo! great for any occasion 🙂

  • lora lo

    so elegant 💖

  • Amélia Calejo de Barros

    Love this braid so much, and your family is just goalssss <3

  • Kae


  • Shalina Shrestha

    Gorgeous I love it

  • hadiya

    omg so so so cute i love this haityle i love you i love your family i love your channel

  • Regan Thomas

    I love this hairstyle i can’t wait till my hair gets long enough to do this

  • Kiara Hughes

    its so simple yet gorgeous.

  • Ashton Brown

    So cute! Can’t wait to try it out.

  • Taylor

    Really good hair idea for my schools upcoming musical

  • Apple Love Par

    Love It. It looks really unquie. Need to try it!!!!!

  • Holly Ross

    Love this hairstyle! It’s so pretty and such a great way to keep your hair out of your face at school!

  • Benquik

    How do you guys do this? #Goals!

  • Drina Christensen

    Love it

  • Andrea Morales

    Another favorite of mine 💕

  • Kiara

    i weared this hairstyle to school and everyone started asking me how to do it