^^I'm gonna try washing in bands next time. I hate my shrinkage most of the time and banding is my 4B hair's BFF..I use it to air dry/stretch it out and to maintain my braid outs. My hairis too thick for large twists..And like what you said, doing 8+ twists and unraveling them is too much work.
Since my hair is long enough, I always band my hair in just 4 sections anyway. I also have satin ouchless hairbands too lol..
Hair Type: 4D/5A living in sub-tropical humidity hell
•BC'ed after 22 months of transitioning (May 2012)
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