I was asked about the placement of the bobby pins--I used ones that matched my hair color to hide them, but am showing you here where I put them. I put them in horizontally and I needed only 3 for my thick hair. Try spraying bobby pin with a dash of dry shampoo before inserting.
And that's it! From here you can pull at the twists to make them "fatter" or "pancake" as they are referred to in the book. While this is done with straight hair, try with curls or waves in hair (heat or no heat). Add more pins if needed. I've also tried this with a bun underneath (messy or "perfect").
The Braiding Handbook, by Abby Smith. It's currently on sale for $10.72 on Amazon. I had an opportunity to review this book and have spent the past few months trying out all 60 (!!!) hairstyles.
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