This is a hairdo I'm proud of as not all of my creations are beautiful to other people:)
I started with two Dutch braids. I split my hair in two halves and combed them. If you comb your hair in the direction it should end up, you can pick strands from it moving them as little as possible to get a neat updo. I braided near the lower end of hair and didn't add hair at the lower part of the braid.
I crossed the braids, twisted them like this and pinned at the center of each ring and at the end. Pins are hidden under the Dutch braiding.