Last week I did the normal braid and band in order to wash my hair. I wanted to wash my hair this week, but I didn't have time to braid, band, and wash before my toddler awoke from her nap. Therefore, I decided to try a short cut. Instead of the normal braid-out, I did a "twist-out". I basically took the same sized sections that I would use for braiding but twisted them instead. The hair stayed in the twist, and it was much faster than braiding. I like the results even better than the braid-out. The braid-out gave my hair tight crinkles, but the twist-out gave it a loose wave. Here are pictures to demonstrate what I mean. My hair is in the same style and the ends are curled under. The only change is braid-out vs. twist-out. The back of the hair appears different because the twist out caused some of the hair to flip-up.
Braid-Out Rear View
Twist-Out Rear View