To keep from snagging my hair with dry hands, I use Carol's Daughter's Hair Balm. Start with sections f and g and work through b, c, d, and e. Leave section a braided until you are ready to work with it.
Flat twist sections b and e and secure with a hair pin going against the hair. Be careful doing this as you can potentially damage your hair -nice and easy! Use sections c and d to make a bridge so you can curve over sections f and g to make a "basket." Take down section a and freestyle.
Apply the balm to your edges including your neck area-the kitchen is fragile too!!!