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For those of us who wrap or plop or some version of it...

MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
Do you do this before or after you apply your products?

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  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    Usually after all products are applied, but I've been experimenting with plopping before I apply my final hold product. Results seem to vary based on which gel I'm using.
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    3a/f/iii
    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
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    :dontknow:I feel like I have totally missed the boat! for some reason (old age, maybe??) I have never thought of applying the product, and then wrapping my hair. If I do wrap my hair, I do it out of the shower before I apply products.
  • CurlyInTheFogCurlyInTheFog Posts: 876Registered Users
    Products first, then plop. I don't think I'm talented enough to put my gel in after I plop. I have enough trouble putting it in before!
    3a/b, F, normal porosity

    Suave conditioner, LAL gel
  • Corrina777Corrina777 Posts: 3,193Registered Users
    I've been in an experimental mood lately, so I've been seriously mixing up my routine for the last few weeks. Even though my hair looks and feels fine, I feel like I'm in a bit of a rut.
    I always plopped after product because I always applied product to sopping wet hair. I've only recently tried removing some water first before I apply products. And I find that I can only apply thinner products to my hair after plopping. I most often do this when I'm showering at the gym so that I can apply my gel when I'm in front of the mirror (I have a small mirror in my shower at home).
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    3a/f/iii
    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
  • WavyRooWavyRoo Posts: 195Registered Users
    I always apply my products to soaking wet hair to get good distribution and a gel cast...I don't think it would work when most of the moisture has already been taken out by plopping. BUT, since I am a wavy and not curly, I will sometimes apply mousses after I plop for a more natural look. Mousses don't work as well in soaking hair IMO.
    2C normal/high porosity?, medium/coarse texture, lower density
    Cleanse: Pura D'Or every week or two, Yes to Cukes
    Conditioner: VO5 Kiwi Lime (LOVE!), Tresemme Naturals, YTC
    DT: GVP Conditioning Balm w/ coconut oil
    LI: a touch of JCTS
    Products: my HG is Tresemme Bouncy Curls Defining Gel mixed with a touch of BRHG over a little flax seed gel, SM Souflee/Milk for 2nd day hair, occasionally Bioterra Curling Creme and Gel
    Modified CG since November 2012- finally found what works! :)
  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Posts: 1,257Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I usually plop and apply my products to soaking wet hair plopping. If I add anything afterward, it needs to be liquidy, thick gels disrupt my clumps. I can sometimes get away with carefully scrunching in some conditioner afterward if I use wet hands. I very seldom use mousse, but when I do, I need to apply that after plopping, on damp hair. It doesn't do anything for me if I apply mousse to soaking wet hair.
    CG since 11/2011
    2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

    Go To Products /Routine:
    Clarifying: Suave Essentials Strawberry
    Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
    CO: Suave Essentials Strawberry, V05 Kiwi Lime
    RO /LI: Tresemme Perfectly (un)Done, Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime Squeeze, Suave Essentials Strawberry, Renpure Brazilian Keratin (old formula)
    Stylers: LALSG, AIF, HETT, Suave Professionals Firm Control
    PT: IAGirl's as needed
  • jbartsyjbartsy Posts: 31Registered Users
    I plop after product, but I'm curious to see what the outcome would be if I reversed it. I'm still experimenting with my routine :)
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    I drape a MF towel over my hair and tie it at my neck while I dry off my bod, then gently press down to blot the excess water out. Then I apply all my products, then plop.
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • KauaiMareCurlKauaiMareCurl Posts: 317Registered Users
    chloe92us wrote: »
    I drape a MF towel over my hair and tie it at my neck while I dry off my bod, then gently press down to blot the excess water out. Then I apply all my products, then plop.

    I do a similar routine. I loosely wrap a "towel" around my head when I get out of the shower, then when I'm done drying my body, I use the same "towel" to blot more water out of my hair. I then apply KCCC and EcoStyler Krystal, scrunch with flour sacks, and plop again. I don't keep track of this second plop, but when my hair is a little less than damp, I remove the plop and scrunch again with flour sacks and add another strong hold gel followed by either air dry or soft hood dryer.

    Following this routine, using KCCC hasn't increased my drying time. I've tried applying product to soaking wet hair, but just couldn't master that technique. I rotate products, but I am starting to think the KCCC and EcoStyler are my HG products that will NOT rotate out of my routine. I've been getting consistently good results with this technique, even managing some 2nd and 3rd day hair (as long as I'm not having to work).
  • pianogirlpianogirl Posts: 59Registered Users
    I don't really plop but I do wrap my hair while I'm getting dressed. I used to add product after but this past year switched to adding it right before I step out of the shower. I squeeze as much water out of my hair as possible before I add the product. I have noticed a big difference! I can really explain what exactly is different but my hair definitely looks better.

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    2C, low porosity, high density, coarse, shoulder length No sulfates, no parabens, no silicones
    Shampoo- Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus, Giovanni Smooth As Silk, Deva No Poo, Nature's Gate Aloe Vera, Yes To Carrots
    Conditioner- Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk, Giovanni Smooth As Silk, Deva One Condition, Nature's Gate Aloe Vera, Yes To Carrots
    Styler- Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Shea Moisture Shine & Hold Mist, Yes to Carrots Leave In and Yes To Carrots Anti-Frizz Serum
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    For how long do you all plop?
  • alslgirl2002alslgirl2002 Posts: 210Registered Users
    I guess I'm a wrapper! I've been calling it a modified tshirt turban. I do it after applying my leave in while I'm toweling off and applying lotion. This is about 10 minutes. Then I remove the tshirt and apply a small amount of gel to my canopy and scrunch a bit with the tshirt.
    Type 2B - 3A
    Med-High Porosity (partial highlights), medium & corse mixed textures

    CG Day 1: May 16, 2013

    Poo: CJ Daily Fix Cleansing Condish (as needed)
    CO: Tresemme Naturals Vibrantly Smooth Condish
    RO&LI: CJ Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil Daily Hair Condish
    Styling: CJ Pattern Pusha or FSG, TRESemme Flawless Curls - Bouncy Curls Defining Gel, Giovanni LANaturals HardHold Gel (canopy only)
    DT: CJ Curl Rehab, Coconut oil, SS Repairing PT

    Techniques: Scrunch-n-pump, tshirt wrap
  • curlytwirlykatecurlytwirlykate Posts: 142Registered Users
    Okay.

    If I plop AFTER adding gel, I get serious frizz. But, if I do gel + curl cream and THEN plop, it's awesome.

    The HG combo for me is:

    1) Gel
    2) Curl Cream
    3) Plop for 15 minutes (at MOST)
    4) KCCC (a very light veil)
    3A/2C | fine | high-po length, low-po roots | medium density | shoulder-length

    Shower Time!
    Treat: EVCO
    Co-Wash: DE Unscented Condish with added lavender and tea tree EOs
    Condish: DE Coconut Condish with added local honey

    Styling
    After Shower: Homemade FSG with added gelatine

    + bi-weekly protein DIY treatments (gelatin and egg yolk)
    + mindful nutrition
  • MyrnaMyrna Posts: 2,332Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I plopped today for the first time and I got pretty good results. AFter I plopped, I clipped up my hair for a bit, then diffused.

    I plopped for about a half hour.