Comb coils? Wash and gos? I actually think shorter hair is easier to take care of than longer hair. My main goal is to keep it moisturized (and if necessary, sufficient in protein), but styling is not really at the forefront of my mind right now.

Twist outs take practice. What exactly about your twist-out did you not like? (I guess if it had the scalpy look then I would advise you to wait until your hair grows out some.)
last relaxer 08/08/09
all natural since 7/30/10

Shrinkage happens.