Two Strand Twists

So tonight I decided to do two strand twists. I washed and detangled thoroughly- that took some time.  It took 3  hours. I have such a lazy issue with my hair. I start them in the back all small…and by the time I get to the top, I rush through and they are bigger. Also, my twists are always fatter at the top and then super small at the bottom…I realize thats the reason alot of people buy hair to add into their twists. Maybe I should have used gel throughout so they wouldn’t swell up so much towards the top. Let’s see how long I can keep them in. Here they go




What do you do to keep your twists from swelling up so much towards the root?