This is my hair style regimen for this week after I uninstalled my curly tracks. I wore Twist outs for 2 days and Bantu Knots for 2 days. Experimenting with products-using a little of each, I used Carol's Daughter Hair Milk-Pudding and my own concoction of blended oils for my twist out after shampooing my hair (on damp hair) and for my Bantu Knots (on blow-dried hair), I used Cantu Shea Butter Twist & Lock Gel, Fantasia Organic Shea Butter Moisturizer Serum, a spritz of water, and my blended oil. My hair texture is fine and limp (also I believe a 3c) so it feels just like soft cotton but it's thin in density so my scalp easily shows. This is one of the reasons why I wear protective styles-because of the volume, length and/or density (fullness/body).
My natural hair doesn't hold thermal curls for long. I can have a nice tightly curled style or set in the morning but as it gets closer to the afternoon and evening, my curls drop to the point where it looks like I had them in for a couple of days. Annoying at times and that's why I do my sew ins when I want to keep tight or soft curled thick-big hair styles. I give my hair a break in between protective styling to treat it, trim it and allow it to feel the air.