OMG..this is funny bc since I posted that I have been experimenting and basically stumbled onto CN method by trial and error. I have a big stretchy handband that I put on my front after wetting my edges and putting a pea sized amt of shea butter on it..I figured the fabric from the handband would make my hair drier so thats why I do that last step. Anyways, this is how I have been able to keep my edges smooth...just rewetting my edges with wet hands and then using this method, or rewetting and using shea butter and a drop or two of jojoba oil. Its been working just as CN shows.And I always just use my hands when gathering my hair, no combs or brushs.
SO far no one has commented on my hair styles of late ( a bun or ponytail) buts thats probably bc I did that most of the time anyway b4 transistioning. I dont use heat and only plan on using it when I go to the hairstylist for a blow out. And thats only if I have a REALLY important meeting at work...(ex meeting clients, executives big wigs). So far so good. The one thing I cant do that sum people seem to be able to, is make my relaxed ends curly. Mine are limp noodles. I have no time or patience for roller setting thou.