1) Having my hair very damp before twists make for better twists
This is my Step 16 on my 4th week for Transitioning my hair.
Never let your hair get dry. It is important to condition, condition, condition! Moisturize daily — that’s the spritz of water (water bottle spray), and you can add an oil to water in the bottle, every night before bed (Shake the bottle up before each use, because, as you know, water and oil don’t mix). Also, trim your hair every 4-6 weeks gradually to get rid of the straight ends — this aids in helping the hair avoid breakage. Also, avoid breakage by using a wide tooth comb, conditioning the hair regularly, and by giving your hair a hot-oil deep conditioning treatment. This is essential to restore moisture and balance. You should also apply oil to the ends of your hair as well, especially with twist outs, after you wash and clean it.
Oh, and did I mention Conditioning?
My Weekly Regime for Transitioning my hair does seem like it might be a lot of conditioning, but it’s important. My hair was already breaking out before I decided to transition to Natural hair, but by the 2nd week, I saw A LOT less hair following out when I used my Wide Tooth Comb. I mean, the first week, my hair was coming out in handfuls (well, it filled up the middle of my palm). And I was concerned. But by the 2nd Week, it stopped. WHAT A RELIEF!