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What's the difference between putting my hair in twists, and defining it by running my fingers through it?
Twists do look different from either defining your hair by running your fingers through it, or by defining every curl, as I do. Twists give a more "set" and even look. Almost like a weave, very tidy and uniform.

Running your fingers through lets all your individual curls do their own thing. Depending on how tight your curls are, your hair will probably look curlier, and may draw up more (as it dries, but when you leave in a good conditioner, and sleep in a protective braid(s), this can make your curls look longer). Twists make your hair more spiraled and wavier.

Defining your hair curl by curl makes each curl crisp and defined. This is the best look if you want very good curl definition, and this also is the best way to weatherproof your hair.

The bottom line is if you like a more set look, putting your hair in twists (or doodles if it's shorter) will be better for you. Running your fingers through your curls, and defining your hair curl by curl is more for if you really want to see your own natural curls as they grow from your head.

Running your fingers through defines your curls pretty well, depending on how tight your curls are, but not nearly as well as defining curl by curl.

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