Step 1: Wash + Condition. Stretch hair for elongated twists. Check out my tutorial on stretching hair HERE. The photo above also illustrates a twist damaged by heat. The twist appears thinner in some areas compared to others. Wonder how my hair was heat damaged? Click HERE for the story.
Step 2: Moisturize and twist each twist making sure not to twirl the hair too much as you twist. Doing so may result in a twist-out which is defined more than necessary. Too defined twist our = small hair.
Step 3: Moisturize the ends with a water based moisturizer and then roll each on a perming rod and allow hair to dry. To speed up the process and help set the hair, a hooded or bonnet dryer can be used.
Step 4: Untwist each twists starting at the ends to ensure knots are not formed.