Difficulty plopping

HollowayHolloway Registered Users Posts: 1
Hello!

If I leave my hair to air-dry exposed it ends up so much more frizzy than when it's wrapped up in some way.

For this reason I'd like to find a way of plopping, or some kind of wrapping method that doesn't crush curls.

I have problems with plopping though. When I flip my head upside down the roots stay matted against my scalp. If I try to loosen the matted parts so all my hair hangs straight down, everything un-clumps and gets really tangled. I have tried plopping so many times and I end up with shiny but stringy waves. (I really hope this makes some sort of sense!)

Does anyone have any tips or similar issues?

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  • rbbrbb Registered Users Posts: 4,356 Curl Connoisseur
    plopping can be tricky. i can plop but only for absolutely not longer than 15 minutes. also, i have to wrap my hair the traditional way so as to pull the top up,not smash it down.

    what i do to prevent the top matting is i blot dry the roots of the top as best i can, flipping my hair over and back.

    the other thing i've changed is i bought the NEW deva towel, the larger one. it really does an amazing job, so much better/different than other curly towels i've used. if you decide to buy it, make sure it is the NEW one, it's gray and in a box. right now it's on the deva website and curl mart.

    here is a thread that has different techniques for plopping:
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/general-discussion-about-curly-hair/112371-techniques-links-supersoaker-spritz-condish-plopping-frizz-clipping-icequeen-etc.html

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • WavyKfromNJWavyKfromNJ Registered Users Posts: 853 Curl Virtuoso
    I have a similar situation.

    First I put a t shirt on. I just put my head in so the collar is around my neck. Then I apply my products. After that I clip my roots, nothing fancy just those octopus clips. I clip just enough to get some lift. Then I pull up the t shirt, so the collar is around my hairline and the bottom of the shirt is above my head. Then I just use a rubber band to make a "ponytail" with the extra t shirt fabric.

    Hope this helps I don't like plopping either.
    2b, 2c,
    High Porosity - Very Fine Hair

    Low Poo: Living Proof Restore Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Living Proof Restore Conditioner
    Leave In: Living Proof Curl Leave-In or Garnier 1 Minute Mask - Papaya
    Treatments: Restore Repair Leave-In, 
    Styling: Living Proof In-Shower Styler with Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Gel Stronger Hold
  • WavyKfromNJWavyKfromNJ Registered Users Posts: 853 Curl Virtuoso
    The other method I sometimes use is to tilt my head back and gather my ends into a bandana and tie is "Rosie the Riveter" style. I do have to clip my roots in the back, but I can take them out after my hair has dried a bit, but I leave the bandana in for the rest of the day.

    This method probably won't work if you have short hair.
    2b, 2c,
    High Porosity - Very Fine Hair

    Low Poo: Living Proof Restore Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Living Proof Restore Conditioner
    Leave In: Living Proof Curl Leave-In or Garnier 1 Minute Mask - Papaya
    Treatments: Restore Repair Leave-In, 
    Styling: Living Proof In-Shower Styler with Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Gel Stronger Hold
  • WavyKfromNJWavyKfromNJ Registered Users Posts: 853 Curl Virtuoso
    The other method I sometimes use is to tilt my head back and gather my ends into a bandana and tie is "Rosie the Riveter" style. I do have to clip my roots in the back, but I can take them out after my hair has dried a bit, but I leave the bandana in for the rest of the day.

    This method probably won't work if you have short hair.
    2b, 2c,
    High Porosity - Very Fine Hair

    Low Poo: Living Proof Restore Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Living Proof Restore Conditioner
    Leave In: Living Proof Curl Leave-In or Garnier 1 Minute Mask - Papaya
    Treatments: Restore Repair Leave-In, 
    Styling: Living Proof In-Shower Styler with Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Gel Stronger Hold
  • WavycatWavycat Registered Users Posts: 325 Curl Connoisseur
    Truthfully it took me a couple of years to figure out the best way to plop my hair. I have better luck if I put my crown area in a scrunci, then plop. The scrunci stops my crown from being plastered to my scalp.
    SE PA
    2C/3A med, med density,med elasticity, high porosity color-treated
    No Poo: various VO5s testing Gliss Volumizing (keratin) for summer
    Citric acid rinse or vinegar
    RO: SM Honey Mask with agave
    Conditioner only styling with water, water and more water, or jojoba + SM Superfruit
    Styler: KCCC or Ecostyler Olive Oil occasionally
    Love most oils but can't use CO in winter
  • rbbrbb Registered Users Posts: 4,356 Curl Connoisseur
    Wavycat wrote: »
    Truthfully it took me a couple of years to figure out the best way to plop my hair. I have better luck if I put my crown area in a scrunci, then plop. The scrunci stops my crown from being plastered to my scalp.

    i also have to be careful not to let the crown area be flat in the plop. there is a method (forgetting the name now), where you lay the towel down, then place your head/hair upside down and gather the towel up. not good at all for my hair.

    i do flip my hair upside down but not putting my head flat on a surface,so when i gather the towel the top of my hair is in somewhat of an up position and it works well.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: curl junkie 
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • Becky_xBecky_x Registered Users Posts: 10
    Could you maybe pin the roots and crown then plop? I've ordered some pins then that's what I'll be trying when they arrive. The top and crown of my head is too flat when I do it now

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