I've been doing a lot of banded styles (puffs, veiled, bantu knots) with Thea and have slowly seen it do harm to her ultra-fine hair. Her hair strands are the finest I have ever seen... I don't know if that is because she is a baby or it is just her hair. But we've had some breakage do to the rubber bands. :-(
I am trying some more "protective styles" meaning that it is styled looser, but also where the hair is protected (either braided, twisted) with no bands or cloth bands.
I tried these mini twist/coils recently I really liked the look on her.
It is fun and whimsical, but still functional for me.
Here I tried pulling them back in cloth bands for a different look!
Now I just need to learn how to get the bases a bit tighter and also arrange my parts a bit more orderly!