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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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. 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 .☺️

  6. 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!????????????

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

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

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

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

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