My twistouts aren't successful because my twists get flat when I lay on them. But based on a few YT vids, ladies tend to do them on wet hair with mousse and rollers on the ends. A lot of them do flat twists. Like this: Because of my fine strands, when I want pretty heatless curls, I prefer bantu knots and braidouts with plaits. I like to do them on damp hair with leave in condish and I use aloe vera gel for some hold (the cheap one from the beauty aisle. Yes, I know I should be using the food grade one but ). For looser waves I do 1-3 bantu knots or braids and for tighter curls, I do 4-8.