I very rarely wear a twist-out on my freshly-washed hair because of the shrinkage. Usually I wear a braidout the day after I wash my hair in order to stretch it out, and then I twist for the rest of the week. Lately I've been blowdrying my hair and then flat twisting it. The result is such big, fluffy hair! But I know I can't keep doing that. I've resigned myself to just accept the shrinkage and call it a day. I'd rather have shrunken curls than heat-damaged strands!