Hair plopping?

Curlygurly0802Curlygurly0802 Posts: 6Registered Users
Ive recently heard about hair plopping and I am wondering what everyones thoughts are on it. When do you put product in, how long do you leave your hair for, etc.


  • zumbagirlzumbagirl Posts: 61Registered Users
    There are great you tube videos on plopping.

    I plop while in shower after rinsing upside down and after crunching in leave in conditioner. Hair is sopping wet and I tie a man's tshirt around my hair. Leave on after stepping out for a few minutes. Then unwrap and gently blot. Then check by touch if I need more product then diffuse. Good luck.
  • CurlyFireHorseCurlyFireHorse Posts: 350Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I love to plop! :notworthy: I plop right out of the shower. Sometimes I scrunch water out first, sometimes it is sopping wet. I get great curl at the root. The tighter I put on the towel (or t-shirt), the wilder my curls are, so I usually plop loosely. The longer I leave it up, the better the curl. If I have the patience, I will diffuse with the towel in place and that really gives me tremendous curl. It is the one curly method I have learned that I would never do without. Embrace the plop! :iconbiggrin:
    Hair: 2a or 3a (not sure), very porous and fine as frog hair
    Day 1: Cowash and condition with AO GPB, ACV Rinse,
    Co-Kra gel (this stuff is fantastic)

    Day 2: KCKT, KCCC, plop, KCCC, plop again, air dry
    Day 3: Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Coil Jam
    Day 4: IAGirl's PT, KBB DT, FSG

    Co-Kra gel is my own concoction of okra boiled in coconut milk. It is a cross between FSG and KCCC and leaves my hair very soft and shiny
  • frizzinflafrizzinfla Posts: 190Registered Users
    I'm a shower plopper too :-) Add some leave in conditioner, rake in gel while standing up and then flip head down, apply more gel and scrunch. While hair is still very wet, tie it up in a "flour sack towel" from Bed Bath & Beyond and leave up for 5-15 minutes. I scrunch again lightly when I remove the towel.

    Love the process, but there is one drawback... it's not the best look for me. I try to plop when my teenage daughter is not at home in order to reduce the ridicule.
  • Curlygurly0802Curlygurly0802 Posts: 6Registered Users
    Thanks everyone! I will try this next time I wash my hair! Another question; my hair dresser recently cut my hair and she cut some short layers on top towards the front. When I wear my hair naturally, those curls always turn out weird and extremely short, what can I do to avoid this? :)
  • zumbagirlzumbagirl Posts: 61Registered Users
    Me too! Not the hairdresser cut them, But the front hair usually needs rework after hair is completely dry. I usually re wet, wind around my finger to redirect. If that fails, then I may resort to my curling iron for the front. Sometimes I pin curl a few in front. All depends on time, outcome after drying. I find if I am dissatisfied w the front, then I consider it a bad hair day.

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