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Plopping inept!

xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
Lately I have been having issues plopping. I end up with a flat part right at the front. I am not sure why this is happening all of sudden. Any one have any helpful tips to get my plopping back on track?
Central Massachusetts

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  • chgurlsngchgurlsng Posts: 137Registered Users
    Are you waiting until your hair is totally dry to take the t-shirt off? If so, this could be why. Another thing is if it's wet when you take the t-shirt off, it could possibly be that your hair is longer than it used to be and is weighing down the top.
    You can combat this by puting a claw clip on the top of your head after plopping and pushing the roots forward until the hair dries.

    HTH
    -Char
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    I plop for about 15 minutes so my hair is not dry when I take it out - then I diffuse. I was wondering about the length as well. It seems when I get this flat spot no clipping will fix it :(
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    Mine does that too. I can only put my hair up long enough to get dressed. I don't know what the solution is so I just stopped plopping.
    :cry:
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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  • memesmemes Posts: 785Registered Users
    Now that I'm growing my hair out a bit I'm having the same problem...I may need to skip the plopping for awhile and see how that goes. I do have an appointment for a trim today...I'm hoping that will perk my hair up again.

    Michelle
    3A, fine but thick, low porosity, low to medium resilience, protein sensitive but not to silk

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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    With no plopping are you just scrunching with a towel to get the extra water out?

    ETA - are you doing this after you put your product in and then do you diffuse (if you diffuse at all)?
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • curlyincollegecurlyincollege Posts: 175Registered Users
    Plopping worked really well for me at first, but lately when I try to flip my hair back over after taking off the t-shirt I use, some of my hair likes to tuck itself under and get all tangled up! When I get it looking normal, it ends up stringy and weirdly fluffy. I tried plopping as short as 5 minutes, but I still have this problem. Sigh! I think I'm going to have to give it up, too. :-(
    This site has released my inner PJ demon... :)

    I'm a 2b/3a in a perpetual search for the products that will actually give me a good hair day in this brutal heat and humidity!
  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    As soon as I take my towel off after plopping, I immediately start diffusing while upside down & rub gently back and forth with the fingers in the diffuser on the top of my head and anywhere else where my hair seems flattened down to lift the hair up. This seems to work for me pretty well & I plop now for at least 30 minutes. Now, if I was using a sock diffuser, I'm not sure how I'd handle it -- use my fingers to do the same thing, probably.
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  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    I use papertowels to scruch out the extra water after I put products in. If I scrunched a whole lot I'll add a tiny bit more gel to my ends and then diffuse until my gel is stiff then air dry.
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
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  • DDRunnerDDRunner Posts: 31Registered Users
    I have also been having trouble with plopping and have stopped doing it. Not only was my front flat but my crown was coming out too funky and made me want to rethink everything I've been doing. :? I have had way too many bad hair days since trying to adapt to the cg ways. :oops: Now I apply product to sopping wet hair and scrunch it in and then scrunch with a towel. This method has helped tremendously. I have actually had 4 good hair days in a row :D Keeping my fingers crossed :wink:
    2B/3A?? Newbie trying lots of new products thanks to all the info from my "curlfriends"
  • FearnotsomuchFearnotsomuch Posts: 368Registered Users
    I also ended up with a flat top after multiple plopping experiments. I gave up on plopping and just scrunch out the extra water with a tshirt before I diffuse.
    In DESPERATE need of a haircut.