You know how much your hair can change its mind once you decide to let her run wild. Well, mine is pretty much the same. Some days a twist out would rise to the occasion, but only leaving me with a single defined strand. Then, almost immediately that twist out becomes something else because it has to. Only unless I didn't care and just walk out with my hair looking like rah-rah, but those days are becoming less and less. Here's why.
First, I don't pressure myself to get the perfect twist out. Perfection can give you stress of the worst kind and that is not what I am after. What I normally do is of course twist my hair into finger-fat twists using conditioner/ leave in and coat it with oil. I twist it out in the mornings, but the thing is, I don't unravel my hair all the way. I don't fluff out the roots, so it looks like the extensions that are only plaited near the roots. The reason I do this is because at the end of my day, I attend to my hair giving it moisture, watering it lovingly like a plant, reapplying product(s) and twisting it back instead of from scratch.
This simplifies my life because sometimes I would wash it in the twists, retwist and mount it in an updo and if the time allows, the other day I would twist it out again. Even though I do not fluff the roots as you can see in the photo below not much of my scalp shows in the end. So, give it a try and most importantly after a day's exposure to the elements give your hair some TLC.
How often and how long do you wear your twists outs? What methods have worked for you in maintaining it?