1. Twist hair that’s 80-90% dry. As soon as I hop out of the shower, I tie up my clean, wet, detangled, naked hair using a t-shirt. This soaks up the excess moisture without roughing up the cuticle. It’s important for the hair to be product-free at this point. After about 15 minutes, I remove the t-shirt to find hair that’s about 75% dry. I let it air dry a little more and only then do I begin the styling process.
3. Release the twists while the hair is 95% damp. Goes against everything you know and love, but it works! If I release my twists just before they get the chance to dry 100%, I get fluffier results. I just release them without further separating or fluffing as to not cause frizz. Then, after my hair is totally dry, I fluff, pick the roots and style. When I allow my hair to fully dry in the twists, or worse, wait to release the twists on day 2, my twist-out is limp and sad. Doing it this way, there is barely any scalpiness to fluff away!
Your other self,
p.s. I like the Featherlight Styling Cream! It’s humid here in D.C. and it definitely hasn’t held up to the anti-humidity claim, but the light and effective hold + the shine + the slippery consistency means I’ll probably be using it regularly this Fall and will more than likely repurchase.