It might be that the stick you are using isn't long enough. I have to use one of my longer sticks for this style. Also, maybe try to do it tighter at first. I have to have the tension tight when I start out to not only "hold" the stick in place, but also so I have enough room to wrap all my hair around. Let me know how it goes.
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1bniii Hair Type - Length:45 3/4" Goal: 48" Products - Currently Using:
Organix Shampoo & Conditioners
Chagrin Valley Shampoo Bars w/vinegar rinse
Monoi or Virgin de Coco Creme on ends daily
Shea Butter Creamy Souffle as pre-wash conditioner. Wash 1-2 times a week. Wide tooth wood & bakelite combs. BBB before washing. Braid before bed and oil ends.