After washing and conditioning my hair, I let it air dry about 80% in sections and then blow dried each section using the tension method. I knew I didn't need my hair straight, just stretched out some, so I didn't use a comb or brush when blow drying to prevent breakage. I then sectioned my hair into four sections- two sides, front and back. I made sharp parts for each twist, and applied Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Mask to each section before twisting. When I was done twisting, I pinned the twists on top of my head.
The whole process took me a little over an hour. I was worried about the back, because I've never cornrowed or flat twisted up the back, but it wasn't as bad as I thought I would. I definitely need practice, though!
I'm hoping to keep this style for the remainder of the week, re-twisting a couple of twists if I need to. Once I get some more growth in the front (c'mon bangs!), I know this style will really look nice.