ok first of all I do it on at least 85% dry stretched hair. after i wash and apply a leave in/heat protector. i blow dry like this...
if my hair is already dry/stretched i start here...
i like a lil lotta body/crème of nature 7 in 1 and coconut oil applied to each section right before before twisting.
i do flat twists in the following pattern. i think the pattern makes all the difference in the world to keep my hair stretch around the perimeter. oh boy...lemme see if i can explain this...lol
ok...the first 3 sections are the most important imo, for stretch/hang around the perimeter.
i do a side part. so wherever the part is...i take a L section (about 1 inch wide) of hair from larger part area (with top of L) starting close to the crown coming down toward the forehead (so the short part of the of the L is parallel to front forehead hairline) and the flat twist is AWAY from the part.
then i take the remaining perimeter hair and make 2 sections at center back of neck. starting twisting each from center back to front of head twisting DOWN toward ear.
then i do 2 more on each side of head (next to side perimeter twist). twisting starting closest to ear and toward FRONT of face up toward side part.
then the rest (basically the middle portion of your hair is left... i section into 3/4 parts from back to front. flat twist from back to front like the pineapple.
so, basically all twists are coming from back/bottom to front/top.
when i take down, i just gently separate twists (fingers coated with coconut oil) and i don't really even need to fluff because the hair just falls into a nice hangy fro,
at night, i just do the 3 perimeter twist and put the rest in a loose pineapple pony.