This technique is popular among the natural and transitioning communities because it is the perfect way to master curl definition literally from root to tip. These 3 YouTube tutorials will help you master it this weekend if you have a little time on your hands and need a cute hairstyle in time for Sunday.

In this tutorial, Honestly Erica shows you how to do the braid and curl AND the twist and curl, both effective in achieving uniformly defined curls. She does the LOC Method (liquid, oil, cream) to seal moisture and add definition first. She twists/braids her hair into about 10 sections after applying her coconut and grape seed oil mix and layering with shea butter, then adds a flexi rod lastly to help curl the ends.

Elenore notes how important it is to detangle the hair and keep a spray bottle of water nearby to keep each section moisturized throughout the styling process. She uses Eden Bodyworks All-Natural Curl Defining Creme to moisturize and seal. She starts out like doing a twist-out, then wraps the ends of each twist up with a perm rod and secures it.

I Am So Not My Hair says she puts oil on her fingers during the takedown in order to minimize the frizz for each twist. For maximum hold that lasts throughout the week, she uses a loc & twist gel. The process takes her about 3 hours--separating and fluffing is important--detangle with a Denman Brush, and use an afro pick to fluff. This is great for those who enjoy big hair and do not want to style after styling (second and third day hair greatness will ensue).

How do you achieve next level curl definition?