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a silly question perhaps, but deals with plopping

mamaherreramamaherrera Posts: 886Registered Users Curl Neophyte
I have now stolen my husband's extra large, long-sleeve shirt because my hair has grown and plopping doesn't work in flour sacks from Walmart. I prefer the light weight of the flour sacks, so I have two questions:
1) The rest of you with long hair, where do you find the extra big flour sacks to plop with, and
2) why is a cotton t shirt ok for plopping but damaging to use per say a cotton pillowcase?? Isn't cotton t shirts a damaging thing for plopping too?? Just wondering cuz I have one on my head at the moment.
2c
Medium texture
Normal porosity
Normal elasticity
can get weighed down with lots of oils
Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
Gel: Kiss my face gel
DT:Jessicurl
Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go

Comments

  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Posts: 1,272Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    #1 I use a t-shirt, not a flour sack, but Amazon carries the extra large ones...

    12 towels (28" x 29" commercial grade): Amazon.com - Flour Sack Towels Commercial Grade 28in X 29in (12-Pack)

    or 7 towels (28" x 28" 130 thread count): Amazon.com - Aunt Martha's 28-Inch by 28-Inch Flour Sack Dish Towels, Premium 130 Thread Count, White, Set of 7

    or 12 towels (30" x 38"): Amazon.com: Bakers & Chefs Flour Sack Dish Towels Commercial Grade 30" x 38" 12 Count: Arts, Crafts & Sewing

    or Sams Club (24 towels, 36" x 36") if you're a member: American Dawn Flour Sack Kitchen Towel - 24 pk. - Sam's Club

    On #2... T-shirts are jersey, not woven cotton like regular sheets. I'd assume they're ok for plopping because you aren't rolling around on it as you would on a cotton pillowcase while sleeping. So, you'd have less friction, frizz, and potential breakage plopping in a t-shirt, than you would sleeping on a cotton pillowcase. There would be some variations though, depending on how active a sleeper a person is, whether hair is left loose or is up in a pineapple, etc.

    ... I have to wonder if it'd be ok to sleep on jersey sheets and pillowcases, or whether Massey would still advocate switching to silk.
    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
  • mamaherreramamaherrera Posts: 886Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thanks so much, very informative and good point, plopping isn't rolling. But I've never checked my tshirts to see if they're jersey, I just use whatever I find. :lurk:Thanks for sharing, I will have to get me some extra large flour sacks!!
    2c
    Medium texture
    Normal porosity
    Normal elasticity
    can get weighed down with lots of oils
    Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
    Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
    Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
    Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
    Gel: Kiss my face gel
    DT:Jessicurl
    Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
    working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go
  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Posts: 1,272Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    As I understand it, jersey is how the cotton is knit, not a fiber in and of itself. T-shirt sheets (jersey sheets) won't say jersey on the tag, they'll say 100% cotton. I'm not a seamstress by any means, so this might be something like "every rectangle is a square, but every square is not a rectangle," but I'd figure that as long as your t-shirt is 100% cotton, you're ok for hair use.

    Jersey (fabric) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    What is Jersey Fabric? (with pictures)
    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
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    From what I understand, and have been told on this board is the cotton "sucks the moisture out of your hair". How true this is, I don't know. But part of plopping is absorbing the water out of your hair, so I guess it would serve it's purpose.
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • JAJameson2010JAJameson2010 Posts: 123Registered Users
    I just bought 3 yards of jersey knit fabric from ebay for less than $10. I cut it to the desired length and use that for plopping
  • mamaherreramamaherrera Posts: 886Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    gosh sounds a bit confusing, fine for those of you who know how to make your own "Plopping" device, I think I'll just stick with getting those big flour sack towels. They're easier to hang up in the bathroom then these huge t-shirts. I like my hubbies tshirt cuz it's big, but I don't like how heavy it is, but I do like how convenient the arms are for tying it up.
    2c
    Medium texture
    Normal porosity
    Normal elasticity
    can get weighed down with lots of oils
    Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
    Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
    Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
    Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
    Gel: Kiss my face gel
    DT:Jessicurl
    Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
    working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I have long thick hair, and I use a flour sack. Do you fold it into a triangle?

    Just to clear up the jersey issue - jersey is a type of fabric. Most t-shirts are a cotton or a cotton blend. Jersey is just a right woven knit made of small threads that as a stretch to it. (Think "t-shirt material").

    So a 100% cotton t-shirt or even a cotton blend t-shirt is still jersey. I've actually used both. (All cotton was better, but the blend did the job, too, just wasn't as absorbent.)

    Getting some cotton jersey fabric and making your own plops is a fabulous idea! Might have to try that! Lol!

    I do like how jersey has some "give" to it, where my flour sacks don't, but I like how I can easily tie on my flour sacks.
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • mamaherreramamaherrera Posts: 886Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    And I'm so happy that I found the extra large ones at Bed Bath and Beyond, so I only had to buy 4 for 9.99 instead of bulk size for 20-something!! Thanks for the links though, that helped me find! and yes I do the triangle thing.
    2c
    Medium texture
    Normal porosity
    Normal elasticity
    can get weighed down with lots of oils
    Co-wash-trying giovanni wellness
    Rinse out: Garnier Body Boost, GVP
    Leave-in: none right now, maybe a touch of SM curling souffle
    Curl enhancer: AOMM and KCCC
    Gel: Kiss my face gel
    DT:Jessicurl
    Low Poo: abba pure and natural, Giovanni Wellness
    working on: getting rid of frizz from the get-go
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Actually, you'd be better off plopping using a large square silk scarf than cotton. However, the silk vs. cotton advantage is not as pronounced when you're talking about wet hair.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • KauaiMareCurlKauaiMareCurl Posts: 317Registered Users
    I use a Curls Like Us Cloth or a T-shirt to plop. I hang my head/hair upside down and pull the opening (for the T-shirt this is the hem part) over the length of my hair (like I'm putting a sock on my hair). I pull it tight around my hair line and clip it aT the top of my forehead. I kind of stuff my almost waist length hair inside the cloth or T-shirt and pile it on top of my head.

    I was just not coordinated enough to use a flour sack in ANY way, shape, or form.

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  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Posts: 1,272Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I use a Curls Like Us Cloth or a T-shirt to plop. I hang my head/hair upside down and pull the opening (for the T-shirt this is the hem part) over the length of my hair (like I'm putting a sock on my hair). I pull it tight around my hair line and clip it aT the top of my forehead. I kind of stuff my almost waist length hair inside the cloth or T-shirt and pile it on top of my head.

    I was just not coordinated enough to use a flour sack in ANY way, shape, or form.

    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1383938140.147041.jpg

    I sometimes do a similar method when I don't do the basic plop. Instead of clipping though, after I've gotten the hem secure around my hairline, I pull the top back and tie the sleeves like I would if I was ploppping normally. It ends up sort of being a loose plop or maybe a modified turban, without trashing any root curl like a normal turban would.
    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

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