Divide your hair into sections, to hold it out of the way while you work in one area. Make at least three sections, separating them with rubber bands. Leave one section loose, so you can start working.
Comb the section you have loosened to remove knots, so your twists are sleek. Use a wide-toothed comb. If you encounter any knots, spritz the hot spot with detangler, then go back to combing. If you try to twist matted hair, you'll end up with a hot mess!
Pick up 1/2 inch of hair in your hands and rub a little bit of gel over the section, which helps the twist stick together while you're working and gives it a super-sexy shine.
Separate this into two equal pieces for your twist, one on the top and one on the bottom. Using more hair gives you a fatter twist. 1/2-inch strands look textured, yet sleek for a professional look that's still playful.
Twist the top section of hair by turning it clockwise, till the fibers tighten and the hair forms a cylinder. Hold the hair in one hand, then twist the bottom section. When you finish, you'll have two tightly-coiled pieces that are full of tension and ready to coil up on each other for a sleek, professional-looking twist.
Get twisty with it, girl! Twist the hair on the top over the bottom, from right to left. They'll be crossed. Move the bottom piece around up and over the top, so you're alternating the top and bottom. This sounds way complicated, but the twist process is not. Your tightly coiled hair wants to twist.
Twist the hair together till you get to the ends. Secure your twist with a baby hair elastic.
Begin building another twist right beside this one, using another 1/2-inch of hair from your section. Finish the section with twists just like these. Then start on another section, working till you've twisted the whole head.