I only very rarely get one of the little knots, and then only when my hair's quite long (below my bra band) and needing a trim.

I've never had the typical split ends except a little bit when I used to use lye-based cream relaxer - over 30 years ago, LOL! Even using that stuff for a few years, I had fewer splits than most of my straighter-haired friends. I was mighty careful with that stuff and didn't color at all, so I'm sure that helped.
2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!