Curl Definition/Styling

So I've been on my journey from heat damaged hair for about 3months now, but i find my hair hard to style. I've tried twist outs and braid outs with no luck. I'm scared to attempt a wash-n-go because of the damage. So I guess my question is how can I better define my curls or tips on achieving great twist or braid outs?
3c/4a I Think. Trying to grow long, strong, beautiful curls.
Transitioning from heat damage

Lo Poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo, Curl Junkie Daily Fix
R/O: Shea Moisture Conditioners, Tresemme Naturals
LI/Stylers: Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Transitioning Milk, Cantu Coconut Curling Cream, Cantu Curl Activator Kinky Curly Knot Today, Eco Styler
Others: Curls Rehab, Shea Moisture Purification Mask, Jojoba oil, JBCO, Dominican DCs
What isn't working about the twist outs?


They don't work for me because they pull curl out of my hair and make it look like a wavy mismatched mess. What does work for me are finger twirling and Bantu knot outs. Bantu knots are too much work for me but I can finger twirl fairly quickly.

Also have you gotten a cut recently? Not even to cut off too much length but to improve the shape so you can do a wash n go with more confidence.
High Density, High Porosity, Medium Texture, 3B with some kink

DT: SS DDMT - HG
Lo-Poo: No Preference
Co-wash: CJ Smoothing Conditioner
RO: CJ Strengthening Conditioner - HG
LI: CK Satin Roots
Styler: CK Coil Jam
Other Likes: Castor Oil; CK Twist Whip, MD CSC
Dislikes: Wheat Protein; Aloe LIs or Stylers

For some reason I either cant get them defined or there not full. I could be doing something wrong. But no I haven't gotten a cut since I started my transition. Most of my heat damage is on the left side of head, the front left side being the worst because its pretty straight
3c/4a I Think. Trying to grow long, strong, beautiful curls.
Transitioning from heat damage

Lo Poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo, Curl Junkie Daily Fix
R/O: Shea Moisture Conditioners, Tresemme Naturals
LI/Stylers: Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Transitioning Milk, Cantu Coconut Curling Cream, Cantu Curl Activator Kinky Curly Knot Today, Eco Styler
Others: Curls Rehab, Shea Moisture Purification Mask, Jojoba oil, JBCO, Dominican DCs
When I transitioned the second time I relied heavily on flexi rod sets. I also did straw sets if I had time on my hands. I never had the strength to do a big chop.

I can recommend the twist or braid out assisted by flexis or perm rods. You may want to get different sized rods to keep the natural look, since most heads have different curl patterns. I too have looser parts of my hair that look silly with a simple twist or braid. HTH
I feel like a 3c/4a most days... More specifically an OS, dominant S, with spongy medium thickness
Thanx for the advice! I retired my twist out and pinned them into bantu knots. I've been using a knew leave in that makes my hair super silky. I think my issue is I was using to heavy products.

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3c/4a I Think. Trying to grow long, strong, beautiful curls.
Transitioning from heat damage

Lo Poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo, Curl Junkie Daily Fix
R/O: Shea Moisture Conditioners, Tresemme Naturals
LI/Stylers: Shea Moisture Extra Moisture Transitioning Milk, Cantu Coconut Curling Cream, Cantu Curl Activator Kinky Curly Knot Today, Eco Styler
Others: Curls Rehab, Shea Moisture Purification Mask, Jojoba oil, JBCO, Dominican DCs

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