For my third, and what think to be my final try, I took the advice of many commenters and braided my hair while it was wet.
When unbraiding I did notice an increase in definition. But, yet again, once the take down was complete, I was met with a frizzy mess.
At this point I am content with the fact that braid outs just might not be my “thing.” Win some…lose some.
I may not be able to “master” the braid out but hey….I can twist out with the best of ‘em!