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Plopping and cowlicks

DoodlesDoodles Posts: 1,984Registered Users
Any secret to plopping without enhancing a cowlick or baldspot looking part in the back?
2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

Growing out a pixie as of November 2013 :elephant:

Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

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  • wyldchildcurlswyldchildcurls Posts: 393Users Awaiting Email Confirmation
    I am certainly not an expert on plopping - I found using a towel or t-shirt very difficult to plop with. I ended up ordering a microfibre turban and it is easy to use and get good curls all over with. I think I used to mess up my hair trying to get the towel secured on my head, with the turban it has an easy button closure so I am not fumbling around.
  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    I always have to clip my cowlick, or i look like I have a baldspot no matter what i do. I just take some hair from both sides of the cowlick and clip them together.
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  • YomYom Posts: 1,146Registered Users
    I'm sorry but what is a cowlick?? never heard of that one before..
    Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    Bailey422 wrote:
    I always have to clip my cowlick, or i look like I have a baldspot no matter what i do. I just take some hair from both sides of the cowlick and clip them together.

    Same here - I always have to check out the back of my head to make sure that area is good to go.
    Central Massachusetts

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  • LavenderCurlsLavenderCurls Posts: 1,477Registered Users
    Yomini wrote:
    I'm sorry but what is a cowlick?? never heard of that one before..

    It's a place (or places) on your head where the hair kinda just grows in the opposite direction of the masses :lol: .
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  • curlqueendom:]curlqueendom:] Posts: 23Registered Users
    plooping seems confusing to me.... any tips?
    don't know what my curls will do next n luvin it :]]... modified CG and growing my hair out to waist length
  • YomYom Posts: 1,146Registered Users
    aaaah!! that's makes sense
    Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
    3A/B-ish BSL thick hair
    Modified CG since 08/10/2007
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FCurly-Y%2F" class="Popup (updated september 6)
    pw: currrly
  • DoodlesDoodles Posts: 1,984Registered Users
    What is the ideal plopping time for you ladies?
    2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

    Growing out a pixie as of November 2013 :elephant:

    Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
    Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
    Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
    Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

    Product Junkie that keeps falling off the wagon!:tongue3:
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    I only plop for about 10 minutes - the time it takes me get dressed. Anything longer than that and it gets ugly fast! My thinner hair can get 'formed' to the plop and thats not good!
    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~
  • DoodlesDoodles Posts: 1,984Registered Users
    I think I'm gonna try 10 minutes today. I usually do it for 30 minutes but I want to shorten my routine time (my 4 year old will be starting preschool in a few weeks) and I'm hoping it'll keep my underside from getting straight.
    2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

    Growing out a pixie as of November 2013 :elephant:

    Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
    Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
    Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
    Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

    Product Junkie that keeps falling off the wagon!:tongue3:
  • CurlyChrisInTheSticksCurlyChrisInTheSticks Posts: 40Registered Users
    I find plopping difficult, too. I removed the elastic from a cheap dollar store shower cap to get a pattern, laid it on an old t-shirt, cut it out and put elastic in it. Then I just bent over, put my hair in the t-shirt cap, made sure the hair was on top, and clipped the excess fabric in back so the hair wouldn't slide down my head. Seemed to work well. I think I need to cut back my plop time, though.

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    CurlyChrisInTheSticks
    Shoulder Length Brunette
    3a/3b
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    I find plopping difficult, too. I removed the elastic from a cheap dollar store shower cap to get a pattern, laid it on an old t-shirt, cut it out and put elastic in it. Then I just bent over, put my hair in the t-shirt cap, made sure the hair was on top, and clipped the excess fabric in back so the hair wouldn't slide down my head. Seemed to work well. I think I need to cut back my plop time, though.
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    I like that idea! I have always thought a shower cap would be good for plopping!
    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~
  • CurlyChrisInTheSticksCurlyChrisInTheSticks Posts: 40Registered Users
    I was dreaming of ordering products last night, and while on jessicurl's site, found this page

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jessicurl.com%2FDemo-Videos-p-6.html" class="Popup

    There is a demo called plunking. She illustrates, on video, how to plop. She made it look easy, and I see what I was doing wrong. Maybe this will help you.
    CurlyChrisInTheSticks
    Shoulder Length Brunette
    3a/3b