In this video I compare one of my old braidouts with the braidouts I now do using the satin scarf method. You will clearly see that the quality of the braidout is so much better using the satin scarf.
I wanted to contrast the two methods because I don't think people realize how much of a difference the satin scarf makes. If your ends are stringy and thinned out, don't give up on braidouts. You can still have a fuller looking braidout if done the right way.