How to get 5-7 day hair (twist/braid outs) UPDATE w/ pics 10/14/10 Ive noticed that, a common question when it comes to hairstyling (twist/braid outs specifically) seems to be.... How to maintain it, and what to do to keep it fresh looking until my next wash day.... Since its getting colder, I have a feeling the question will pop up more often, so this one is definately for the hair newbies... #1I can never stress enough how important it is, to tie your hair up EVERY NIGHT, because this also retains moisture overnight.... Twist and braids outs have been a complete hair saver for me during the whole fall/winter season. and I highly recommend them to those who have issues with tangles and single strand knots, because this keeps them at bay.... During this whole week I took pics everyday and night showing exactly how I maintain my braid/twist outs... Photo: MAINTENANCE | Feb/Mar 2010 (Daily twist/braid out, and wash & go maintanence) album | NaturallyNiké *June/July 10' album ready* | Fotki.com, photo and video sharing made easy. Tips *For short or thick hair, cornrowing and flat twisting catches hair from root too tip, enabling puffy roots, and a more consistent pattern... *Cornrowing,and flat twisting in short distances come out curlier, also givng a more consistent pattern to shorter hair...Braid or twist in two separate rows in back, instead of braiding from top of head all the way down... Pic Examples: Two Strand Flat twist Cornrow I also highly recommend you learn how to cornrow or two strand flatwist, because alternating between individual and flat will definately aid in making your style last,and give you so much more styling freedom... If you keep practicing you WILL get it right...I totally sucked at flat twisting but got better and better as time went by.... Here are a few tutorials... Flat twist: [video=youtube;VRJv7F-n7H4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRJv7F-n7H4&feature=PlayList&p=AE15338A7EE934B4&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=17%5b/IMG[/video] YouTube - Two stand flat twist tutorial YouTube - Flat-Twist tutorial Cornrow YouTube - Cornrow Tutorial Revisited YouTube - Cornrow Tutorial....??? YouTube - How to cornrow YouTube - How To Do Cornrow Braids - Learn how to to this simple braiding technique. I HOPE THIS HELPS!!!...If you have any other questions feel free to ask!! If anybody has any other useful tips, feel free to add em on!!