I can't do twists because of low elasticity. They come out absolutely awful every way I've ever tried them (wet, dry, damp, different kinds of product, etc.). That could be your problem.
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I was at the 2009 and 2011 BCS National Championship Games

Medium-coarse, super high density, normal porosity, low elasticity.
I'm currently trying out various Curl Junkie and Devacurl products.

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