Make sure your twists/braids are even/the same size. Think of how you want your hair to look and braid/twist accordingly. The direction is very important. You don't necessarily want to twist/braid the front, the sides and the back in the same direction.
My hair gets better curl definition when I do flat twists as opposed to regular, loose twists. Organic root stimulator Lock&Twist gel is your friend. It will make the curls pop more and the texture is non sticky and lovely. It won't come out as nice if you use nothing.
You might want to use rollers/flexirods on the ends of your hair so that they don't look messy.
When you untwist/unbraid your hair, dip your fingers in either coconut oil, castor oil or olive oil to avoid frizz while separating your strands. When you separate your strands, don't force it. If you're in the right spot, it will separate easily and naturally.
I re-twist every night but it's not necessary. Lots of women can keep a twist out looking fresh for several days. If you don't retwist every night, make sure to pineapple your hair (use scrunchies on at least 4 sections of your hair) and cover it with a silk/satin scarf. If you don't have a scarf, at the very least use a satin pillowcase.
Edited by JoliePoufiasse - May 03 2013 at 9:57pm