I would not call this the perfect braid out, but it is a braid out. I made a homemade hair conditioner which left my hair really soft the day before. I braided my hair and left it overnight. I un-braided the hair the next day. It is hard for my hair to hold any curls, unless I use the right leave-in conditioner, or gel. So I think I did good. Although, I know It will not last.