I grabbed small sections...apply a good moisturizer...didn't need anything else....worked it thru until the hair was damp/wet and then when completely done with all twists...I retwisted while stretching and anchored them toward the back. I took one down so you can see how the twist out will look. Quite surprised at my length...esspecially in the back...I didn't realize how much its grown becuz of the shrinkage and busy schedule...so I'm gonna wear the twists stetched out instead of regular twists. Of course now...its twisted back up and all are anchored...silk scarf on and I'm off to dream land. Good night.