I mentioned before that I'm not much of a twist-out girl. I am all about the wash-and-go but recently, I've been doing twist-outs sometimes when I shower at night. I used to do regular twist-outs but I was never pleased with the results and always returned to my trusty W&G. But I started to do flat twist-outs and I am so much happier with my hair that way. Don't get me wrong, I still love a W&G because I'm lazy but it's best for when I shower in the morning and my hair can dry freely all day.
I start with clean (either freshly shampooed & deep conditioned or freshly co-washed) detangled hair. Then I part my hair the way I want it to fall (side part, center part, etc.). Then I flat twist in the same direction. So if I want a side part, I will part it that way, then flat twist the hair at the top of my head to the side. That way, when I take the twists out, my hair falls the way I want it to.
I do this on damp hair, not soaking wet hair. I keep my hair wrapped in a microfiber towel for at least 30 minutes after washing, an hour is better. I used Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and sealed with Oyin Handmade Sugar Berries Pomade (LOVE that stuff, a little really goes a long way and it smells yummy). I put just a little Shea Moisture Curling Souffle on my ends and edges. I reinstall the twists in the middle of the week after a co-wash otherwise it gets too frizzy, even if I pineapple and wear a satin bonnet or scarf. These pics are mid-week so I had just redone the twists. To refresh after sleeping on it, I use Oyin Handmade Frank Juice and a little aloe vera juice. And that's it! It's actually pretty easy. I'll try to post pictures of the process soon. Maybe I'm a twist-out girl now!