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Plunking towels

So I can't seem to make a Tshirt work for plunking. Maybe I'm just a klutz, but it won't stay.

So I'm going to build me a plunking towel. :)

What's the best walmart fabric dept fabric to use? No nap, and natural fiber, and I assume a fairly loose weave that will let it dry fairly well?

Any other suggestions? I'm wondering how a double layer of cheesecloth would work....? Anyone tried this with good results? I bought a chamois bc I couldnt find microfiber, and that helps, but I think plunking done properly will help more.

I'll share when I get it to work!
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  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I just use a Scunci mocrofiber turban. I got it at K-Mart for $5.99
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I like my [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curl-ease-Towel-p-500.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=curlease-curlease-towel]Curl-Ease towel[/buylink] from CurlMart. It's all cotton and it's nice and big, so easier to wrap around my head.
  • echokittenechokitten Posts: 1,751Registered Users
    You can buy jersey(tshirt fabric), gauze, and cheesecloth by the yard at any fabric dept. Sometimes they have remnants on sale for under $3. I'm not sure if JoAnne Fabric is National or not but they have very reasonable prices. Also if your Walmart still has a fabric section they haveit there too.
    I actually plunk a little differently than shown on this site. I could NOT get the hang of the side twists right ever. Instead of the side twists, I place the shirt on the toilet with the collar towards the tank. Then I bend over and let my hair coil onto the shirt, then gather the fabric to the front and twist there just like the old "turban" method we used before learning that this was better. I will try to post pics on my fotki of this is you want.
    I have used all of the above fabrics, the gauze works really well as it is a really lite weave and allows you to diffuse through it.
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  • MigsMigs Posts: 29Registered Users
    I use Mimi Diva microfiber hair towel. I think you can get it from drugstore.com although I have not seen it IN an actual drugstore. The only problem with the one I got is that if you ever feel like going back to the old style of turban, it is a little too small if you have long hair. But I think it comes in different sizes, so just get a big one if you think you will need it.
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