As of late. 85% of my twist-outs turn out to be failed attempts. I have no idea what could possibly be doing wrong. I use the same products as always, they just seem off. Last night I twisted my hair after experimenting with some shampoo that I have in the works and my ends came out horrible... but it was JUST the ends that looked bad. I imagine it's because I need a trim, my ends had been beyond frizzy, or maybe it's a moisture issue. (I try to keep my hair as moisturized as possible, but sometimes I slack horribly.) I WILL NOT BE THE VICTIM OF DRY WINTER HAIR. With that being said, I'm cutting out gels from my regimen along with the cheaper co-wash shampoos that I use. They are doing more harm than good, and even a little harm is no good. I also plan on increasing my use of avocado butter and evoo, along with other creams and moisturizers. Sounds like a trip to the store is in order. Hopefully I'll have a protective style in before the year is out.
I did change shampoos to Shea Moisture's Moisture Retention shampoo and I am LOVING it. It's the best natural shampoo that I have used so far, but I am not sure if I'm ready to make it a staple yet. But for beginners on a budget, this comes highly recommended from me.