Take a 1-2-in (2.5-5-cm) section of hair at the hairline on one side and split it into three.
Begin your Dutch braid by bringing the right section under the middle, and the left section under the right. Then add some hair to the middle piece (now on the right side) and bring it under.
Repeat, adding in hair from the left side and bringing that section under into the middle.
You still add in hair from both sides with this braid, but you keep the braid close to your hairline along the side of your face. When adding in hair on the right, take sections from across the back of your head.
Once you’ve added all your hair to the braid, work a regular three-strand braid. Secure the end with a hair elastic. Pull gently on each section of the braid to make it appear fuller.