Any fine haired wavies who do not diffuse but do plop?

NelekeNeleke Posts: 456Registered Users
Hi wavies!

I'm a 2c and I have recently gotten my results (fine, normal, normal and I have medium-high density).
When I started my "curly journey" (before I flat ironed) 3 months ago, I just plopped for a loong time and then let it airdry (plopping for 1,5 hours, airdry for another 4 hours or so).
Then after a couple of weeks I started to plop for 10 minutes, diffuse for 10 minutes and airdry.

My hair started looking a bit less good, with some disrupted whurls and frizz and so on, but I thought it was the weather...
Now yesterday I did my same routine with plopping and diffusing and my hair was awful. Since I'm having an oral exam today, I just rewetted again, put in a bit more of my gel (I rinsed, conditionered, styled) and I didn't want to diffuse a second time, so I plopped for 2 hours and left it to airdry.

I'm kind of excited since I'm having one of my best hair days until now (and it's 2nd day hair). My hair looks less weighed down, less frizzy, a bit more curly and shinier.

Any other finehaired wavy experienced the same thing? And how long do you plop? (I experienced that after 15 minutes of plopping my hair is still too wet and it gets weighed down by the water)
And how long
2c: fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity, normal-high density
CG since March 8th 2013
Low Poo: Rainforest Radiance shampoo
Conditioner: Yes to Cucumbers
Styler: BRHG, Garnier Fructis Gel
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  • LauraimesLauraimes Posts: 880Registered Users
    I don't even have a diffuser or hair dryer because I will look like an exploded poodle afterwards, even if I use cold air. Instead, I plop, and I often plop for 30 minutes. Today, I plopped for just 15 minutes but my hair is still way too wet then to be unplopped. Diffusing is definite "no" for me so I just stick to plopping and air-drying.

    I plop for about an hour when I have washed my hair.
    F - LP - HD - NE
    Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
    Hairtype 2c

    Low poo: Petal Fresh Organics Rosemary & Mint Volumizing Shampoo
    Protein: Colorful Neutral Protein Filler
    Detangler/RO: KCKT (winter) or Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil (summer)
    Styling: KCCC

    Beauty Is Not a Number
  • rainboerainboe Posts: 284Registered Users
    I plop and airdry. I scrunch water out of my hair with my hands and the sides of my plopping tshirt before I plop, so that my hair isn't soaking wet. Then I plop for about ten minutes or less, because too long of plopping will make my hair turn flat and dry slower. Then I scrunch in gel and airdry for about 3-4 hours. If I really need my hair to dry quickly, I can get away with scrunching with a terry cloth towel a couple times in each section (just squeezing and holding for a second). A lot of people say that gives them frizz, though. Diffusing makes my hair curlier than airdrying, but I feel like that doesn't work very well for my features. I just have a certain way I'm use to seeing my hair. drying is more low maintenance, because it takes me a long time to diffuse.
    Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity. Dyed to brown a few months ago.
    Lowpoo: Trader Joe's TTT Shampoo
    Rinse Out:
    Yes to Carrots, AOHR, Aubrey Organics Rosemary Peppermint
    LI: Yes to Carrots
    Stylers: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, LA Looks Sports, Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Whipped Mousse
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    I generally plop for about 10-15 minutes (as long as it takes me to get dressed) and air dry. Too lazy to diffuse everyday. The only time I diffuse is in extremely cold temps or if I'm going out (and if I'm going out I diffuse to just about dry). I also found that the combo of diffusing for a few minutes and then air drying made my hair look awful.
    Modified CG since 11/5/11
    CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
    RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
    LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
    STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
  • LynaeaLynaea Posts: 394Registered Users
    At this point I'm doing both depending on how lazy I am :)
    If I diffuse I use a hard hold gel and pixie diffuse till length is crunchy but roots are slightly damp.
    If I airdry I don't use a styler, I plop and diffuse thru the flour sack a couple times maybe 10-15 minutes apart to remove excess h2o then I take it down and sleep with it damp.
    :nemo: 2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012 :nemo:

    This is what I'm happiest with right now.
    Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
    Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
    RO: SS Caitlin's co
    Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
    PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
    Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
    Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
    :thumbdown: glycerin, honey, oils & butters :thumright: Protein!
  • awelcomeawelcome Posts: 167Registered Users
    I do an hour plop and then air dry. I blot with a separate t-shirt gently first to remove the excess water, then the plop, and then I'd say it takes my hair about 2 to 2.5-3 more hours to fully dry with conditioner only styling. I don't know how long it would take with gel. The trick is not to touch it AT ALL once you take the plop out until it's dry.
    My Hair:
    Fine, low porosity, med/high density
    BSL - going for mid back to waist

    HG: currently
    just washing with a low poo that contains protein (Alba Naturals Coconut) and using Suave Naturals Coconut as both a RO and LI. No stylers right now, but this gives me pretty good curl, definition, low-ish frizz, and it feels and looks good. Also an occasional PT (liking the Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula which has cones) seems to be key for me.

    Modified CG since February 2013