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Plopping with low porosity

famus_darlingfamus_darling Posts: 85Registered Users
I have been plopping daily for about 30 minutes, howvever it only serves to dry my to a not dripping wet state. Last night I did my weekly hair routine not long before bed, so I plopped overnight and I love the results. This is what plopping should be. Have any other low porosity curliest found they have to plop for 8 ours o get the great results? ( and I will share that my hair still isn't dry. I would hate to see it when my hair grows to my shoulders!)
Me: 3c, very thick
BC- May 2010
Current routine:
pre poo: avacado, banana babyfood, grapeseed oil, and silk amino acid. Cleanser: DC No Poo 1x a week and BC 1x a week. DT: GVP Cond balm and grape seed oil
Co-wash: GVP CD, TJ tea tree
Leave-in: GVP CD, TJ tea tree, and grape seed oil
Styling: HETT and castor oil
DD (8 & 6 yo): both4s (1 thick, 2 thin) – keep in 2strand twists
DD (4yo): 3b (very thin, hard to grow) – keep in single braids with lots of beads for protection

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  • NaturallyNikéNaturallyNiké Posts: 364Registered Users
    Yep...I love plopping overnight!
    Niké (Nee-Kay):nike:

    My world of curls
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    Leave-in/Moisturizer: Giovanni Direct Leave in
    Sealants:EVOO, JBCO, Crisco
    DC:Matrix Condtioning Balm,Giovanni SAS,Honey, Glycerin
    Shampoo:Dr.Bronner's Castile soap bar
    Styler: Flaxseed,DM Miracurl, SheaMoist Smoothie, OYH S&D
  • SwirlyCurly24SwirlyCurly24 Posts: 39Registered Users
    What does plopping mean?
  • JewelCurlsJewelCurls Posts: 191Registered Users
    I cannot plop... The towel or cloth always sucks all the product out of my hair! I did find, however, that the curls held their shape, they just had terrible frizz. Maybe someday I'll figure out how to plop successfully, but for right now I avoid it. I am glad to hear it is working for you, though!
    You can't stop my happiness 'cuz I like the way I am! -Hairspray
    Dangerously open to product suggestion
    3b, thick, angled bob, coarse, low(ish) porosity.
    Favs:
    Poo (when I get buildup): Bumble&Bumble Curly Shampoo
    Lo-poo: L'Oreal EverCurl Cleansing Conditioner
    LI: Aveda Be Curly Prep
    Stylin': Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer for a natural full-bodied look, SheaMoisture Smoothie for finger curls.


  • NaturelleCurlsNaturelleCurls Posts: 17Registered Users
    Yep, I denman and plop overnight too and get great results!
    3c, low porosity, course hair. Henna gal. BC'd 23 Oct 11.

    Lowpoo: TJ's TTT, Terresessentials Lemon Hair Mud, CJ Daily Fix
    CO: V05 MM Strawberries & Creme
    Wash Out: Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle & Rose
    LI: Aussie Moist, CJ's Beauticurls
    Stylers: Blue Ecostyler, KCCC, Aloe Vera Gel
    Moisturizer: Shea Butter, Qhemet Biologics BRBC
  • famus_darlingfamus_darling Posts: 85Registered Users
    I recently got a microfiber towel and plopping is a little better, but I do find like JewelCurls that my hair is a little frizzy with the microfiber, but I do quite like the volume I get from the friz.

    SwirlyCurly24, sorry for the delay. A great video on plopping. Hair Plopping 101 - YouTube
    Me: 3c, very thick
    BC- May 2010
    Current routine:
    pre poo: avacado, banana babyfood, grapeseed oil, and silk amino acid. Cleanser: DC No Poo 1x a week and BC 1x a week. DT: GVP Cond balm and grape seed oil
    Co-wash: GVP CD, TJ tea tree
    Leave-in: GVP CD, TJ tea tree, and grape seed oil
    Styling: HETT and castor oil
    DD (8 & 6 yo): both4s (1 thick, 2 thin) – keep in 2strand twists
    DD (4yo): 3b (very thin, hard to grow) – keep in single braids with lots of beads for protection
  • Kinky DayShaKinky DaySha Posts: 528Registered Users
    I plop with a tshirt before I put any product in. When I was doing it after, my hair would take forever to try and I would lose a lot of my leave in. My curls also get a chance to clump better.
    Last perm 8/07, big chop 5/08, several mini chops since
    Fine, medium density, low porosity. PJ in recovery:angel12:
    Current loves:Tressemme Nats, AO GPB, One and Only Argan Oil Hydrating Mask, Alba Botanicals Leave-in, KCKT, Qhemet BRBC & OHHB, Terresentials Mud Wash, Trader Joes Nourish Spa
    "Be the change you want to see in the world." - Gandhi
  • famus_darlingfamus_darling Posts: 85Registered Users
    Thanks. I'm going to try that.
    Me: 3c, very thick
    BC- May 2010
    Current routine:
    pre poo: avacado, banana babyfood, grapeseed oil, and silk amino acid. Cleanser: DC No Poo 1x a week and BC 1x a week. DT: GVP Cond balm and grape seed oil
    Co-wash: GVP CD, TJ tea tree
    Leave-in: GVP CD, TJ tea tree, and grape seed oil
    Styling: HETT and castor oil
    DD (8 & 6 yo): both4s (1 thick, 2 thin) – keep in 2strand twists
    DD (4yo): 3b (very thin, hard to grow) – keep in single braids with lots of beads for protection

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