The term is not scientific and has nothing to do with actual scabs or sores.
My personal opinion is that my new growth is very curly and over time the curl loosens as successive shampoos and styling reduce the ability for my hair to bounce back. This, to me is a little more plausible but who knows?
In all honesty, I can't confirm whether or not there is such a transitional phase given I didn't experience it myself nor do I know anyone that has. That said, hair texture does change naturally as we:
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