This is how I did it. I started with freshly washed hair that was slightly damp. PRODUCTS USED: Cantu leave in conditioner Coconut oil Cantu curl activator. *first time using it i loveeee it* use liberally a little goes a long way. Gel (NO protein gel or brown gel those are horrible) Iused a clear one (forgot the name) i usually use the red ecostyler one though. Lastly, a spray bottle to keep my hair moisturized without having to keep on applying product. After applying product I then proceeded to flat twist my hair. *Back track* i make sure before that to gently comb out my hair as well as brushing it section by section to make sure it's as smooth as possible. Then i used a tiny bit of gel at the end and put my rods there. For the take down i used herbal essence dry oil on my fingers and sprayed some on my hair. Pros- my hair feels amazing and smells amazing. Cons- too much shrinkage for me. but that can always be fixed by picking the hair at the root gently. Hope u liked it!