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Anyone Plop/Tshirt/Towel Dry THEN apply product?

Does anyone do this?

I feel like the towel gets all of my product and i get some fuzzies. Stright air dry, not hardly any towel works best but winter is coming.... and i'd hate to have to have to blow dry all the way.

curly haired people must be meant to live in warm climates....
not to mention when the wind starts up... what the heck will i do then???
3b, and increasingly c pieces... my curls will always be a little confused, but that is just fine!
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  • sessac81sessac81 Posts: 690Registered Users
    I've been having pretty decent success applying my products at night and plopping overnight with a microfiber towel. That way, I dont have to leave the house with wet hair, nor do I have to blowdry. When I take the towel off in the mornings, my hair is about 90-95% dry. All I have to do is take the towel out, shake my head around a little bit and go!
    :) Vanessa :)
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    Currently loving:
    anything from CJ, KBB Luscious Locks Hair Mask, Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    Does anyone do this?

    I feel like the towel gets all of my product and i get some fuzzies. Stright air dry, not hardly any towel works best but winter is coming.... and i'd hate to have to have to blow dry all the way.

    curly haired people must be meant to live in warm climates....
    not to mention when the wind starts up... what the heck will i do then???

    I have tried plopping first and then putting in products and my hair comes out SOOOO much worse than if I put products in soaking wet hair first and then plop -- it's a BIG difference. I really lose all the clumping and curl definion if I plop before products. If I feel like I've lost some product in the towel, I just apply a little more when I take the towel off. Are you using a microfiber towel? This is what I use and I don't get any fuzzies.

    As far as wind -- I don't think there's much anyone can do about that. I think windy days are a good time for cute updos and ponytails. :wink:
    sessac81 wrote:
    I've been having pretty decent success applying my products at night and plopping overnight with a microfiber towel. That way, I dont have to leave the house with wet hair, nor do I have to blowdry. When I take the towel off in the mornings, my hair is about 90-95% dry. All I have to do is take the towel out, shake my head around a little bit and go!

    I have been wanting to try this, but don't have the nerve to try it on a work day and haven't managed yet to have the time at night on a weekend. What's your hair type and length? Do your curls come out shaped ok? I'm afraid mine would come out shaped all weird with a really flat top.
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  • DoodlesDoodles Posts: 1,984Registered Users
    I've been plopping prior to putting in products for quite awhile now. After I have all my hair pointing towards the floor, I spray it with a spray bottle to make sure it's moist enough, otherwise the curls don't clump as well. HTH
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  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    Doodles wrote:
    I've been plopping prior to putting in products for quite awhile now. After I have all my hair pointing towards the floor, I spray it with a spray bottle to make sure it's moist enough, otherwise the curls don't clump as well. HTH

    I've tried wetting my hair down again after plopping and then adding products, but then I feel like I'm adding more drying time and taking away some of the benefits of plopping. I have to get my hair pretty wet to get good clumping.
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  • chicpowerchicpower Posts: 222Registered Users
    um, i add in set it free sometimes...does that count?
  • DoodlesDoodles Posts: 1,984Registered Users
    msgiblet wrote:
    Doodles wrote:
    I've been plopping prior to putting in products for quite awhile now. After I have all my hair pointing towards the floor, I spray it with a spray bottle to make sure it's moist enough, otherwise the curls don't clump as well. HTH

    I've tried wetting my hair down again after plopping and then adding products, but then I feel like I'm adding more drying time and taking away some of the benefits of plopping. I have to get my hair pretty wet to get good clumping.

    Forgot to mention that I wet my hair down before I plop...not sure if that was clear :oops:
    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:
  • sessac81sessac81 Posts: 690Registered Users
    I have been wanting to try this, but don't have the nerve to try it on a work day and haven't managed yet to have the time at night on a weekend. What's your hair type and length? Do your curls come out shaped ok? I'm afraid mine would come out shaped all weird with a really flat top.

    My hair is about an inch or two from my bra strap and I have 3b curls (I think) My curls look pretty good afterwards. I've noticed there's a lot less frizz than when I apply products and blow dry in the mornings ( I dont have patience for air drying... it takes entirely too long ). The first time I did it, my crown was really flat, so the second time, I put clips in at the roots and it wasnt too bad.

    Here are a couple pics from last Friday when I plopped overnight:

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    :) Vanessa :)
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    anything from CJ, KBB Luscious Locks Hair Mask, Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    Doodles wrote:
    msgiblet wrote:
    Doodles wrote:
    I've been plopping prior to putting in products for quite awhile now. After I have all my hair pointing towards the floor, I spray it with a spray bottle to make sure it's moist enough, otherwise the curls don't clump as well. HTH

    I've tried wetting my hair down again after plopping and then adding products, but then I feel like I'm adding more drying time and taking away some of the benefits of plopping. I have to get my hair pretty wet to get good clumping.

    Forgot to mention that I wet my hair down before I plop...not sure if that was clear :oops:

    I was understanding that your hair was wet before you plop, but then you spray it down after plopping to get it more moist before putting in products. Is that right? Maybe I'm just not getting it - my brain feels like it's in slow motion today. Anyway, that is what I had tried and my hair just needs to be really wet when I put products in, so trying to do it after plopping didn't work for me. I really need to experiment with the overnight plopping and see if it works sometime just to cut down on drying time. I have a very strong feeling that I wouldn't be able to sleep.
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  • DoodlesDoodles Posts: 1,984Registered Users
    msgiblet wrote:
    Doodles wrote:
    msgiblet wrote:
    Doodles wrote:
    I've been plopping prior to putting in products for quite awhile now. After I have all my hair pointing towards the floor, I spray it with a spray bottle to make sure it's moist enough, otherwise the curls don't clump as well. HTH

    I've tried wetting my hair down again after plopping and then adding products, but then I feel like I'm adding more drying time and taking away some of the benefits of plopping. I have to get my hair pretty wet to get good clumping.

    Forgot to mention that I wet my hair down before I plop...not sure if that was clear :oops:

    I was understanding that your hair was wet before you plop, but then you spray it down after plopping to get it more moist before putting in products. Is that right? Maybe I'm just not getting it - my brain feels like it's in slow motion today. Anyway, that is what I had tried and my hair just needs to be really wet when I put products in, so trying to do it after plopping didn't work for me. I really need to experiment with the overnight plopping and see if it works sometime just to cut down on drying time. I have a very strong feeling that I wouldn't be able to sleep.

    No, I don't spray it down after plopping. It's moist enough for my products, especially now that I'm starting to use a leave-in again. I tried plopping overnight once....it was uncomfortable and the turban/t-shirt ended up falling off at some point in my sleep. :shaking2:
    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:
  • memesmemes Posts: 785Registered Users
    I've tried it both ways and right now I prefer to plop first and then add the smallest amount of product I can get away with. I think this helps my hair dry faster. I only plop for about 5-10 minutes so my hair is still wet when I add the product....usually just curl cream or gel depending on my mood.

    Michelle
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  • emmêleremmêler Posts: 137Registered Users
    i've been putting products in prior to plopping - and obviously products on soaking wet hair. so i've no real input on that, but on the topic of overnight plopping that someone mentioned...

    here were my results the other day with products to soaking wet hair, plop, sleeping-plopped over night, and voilà - next day hair

    hair-day-two.jpg
  • DoodlesDoodles Posts: 1,984Registered Users
    emmêler wrote:
    i've been putting products in prior to plopping - and obviously products on soaking wet hair. so i've no real input on that, but on the topic of overnight plopping that someone mentioned...

    here were my results the other day with products to soaking wet hair, plop, sleeping-plopped over night, and voilà - next day hair

    hair-day-two.jpg

    How the hell did you do that? lol Seriously, I can't keep my MF turban or t-shirt on my head for the life of me. I've also tried spreading my hair out over my pillow but I must just be a restless sleeper.
    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:
  • sessac81sessac81 Posts: 690Registered Users
    emmêler, your curls are beautiful!
    :) Vanessa :)
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    medium texture; slightly porous

    Currently loving:
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  • emmêleremmêler Posts: 137Registered Users
    i've actually been plopping with a regular cotton pillow case (hello kitty to be specific!) as i didn't get around to buying a MF towel until today. the pillow case isn't nearly as absorbent, but one does what one has to in a pinch.

    it probably helps though that i sleep on my stomach and don't really toss or turn. if i slept on my back i'm sure the knot on the end would be something less than comfortable.

    and thanks sessac81!
  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    emmêler wrote:
    i've actually been plopping with a regular cotton pillow case (hello kitty to be specific!) as i didn't get around to buying a MF towel until today. the pillow case isn't nearly as absorbent, but one does what one has to in a pinch.

    it probably helps though that i sleep on my stomach and don't really toss or turn. if i slept on my back i'm sure the knot on the end would be something less than comfortable.

    and thanks sessac81!

    WOW! Your hair looks fabulous. Now you're really making me want to plop overnight. I think I'm a restless sleeper, though, so I can't imagine it's going to be comfortable. Plus, I plunk in a MF towel identical to the Jessicurl video, so I have the towel rolls on the side of my head and I'm sure that would be uncomfortable to sleep on.
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  • memesmemes Posts: 785Registered Users
    Somebody needs to design and sell a microfiber cap like an oversize shower cap for plopping.....I bet I could sleep in something like that although it might be tough keeping it on.

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

    Favorites: Anything from Curly Kinks...their system is my new holy grail. Still liking Juice Organics Orange and TJ Refresh Conditioners as all purpose co-wash and rinse outs.
  • sessac81sessac81 Posts: 690Registered Users
    I plunk in a MF towel identical to the Jessicurl video, so I have the towel rolls on the side of my head and I'm sure that would be uncomfortable to sleep on.

    I plunk in the JC towel as well. It's really not that uncomfortable. I normally sleep on my stomach or sides, so the knot in the back doesnt bother me at all. Sometimes, the rolls on the side can get annoying, but I just move my head around until it kind of pushes the roll into my pillow, then I'm fine. Does that make sense? :laughing9:
    :) Vanessa :)
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    Currently loving:
    anything from CJ, KBB Luscious Locks Hair Mask, Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    sessac81 wrote:
    I have been wanting to try this, but don't have the nerve to try it on a work day and haven't managed yet to have the time at night on a weekend. What's your hair type and length? Do your curls come out shaped ok? I'm afraid mine would come out shaped all weird with a really flat top.

    My hair is about an inch or two from my bra strap and I have 3b curls (I think) My curls look pretty good afterwards. I've noticed there's a lot less frizz than when I apply products and blow dry in the mornings ( I dont have patience for air drying... it takes entirely too long ). The first time I did it, my crown was really flat, so the second time, I put clips in at the roots and it wasnt too bad.

    Here are a couple pics from last Friday when I plopped overnight:

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    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2Fsessac1981%2Fhair-progress%2F200710263.html" class="Popup

    Your hair came really great with the overnight plopping. Did you leave the clips in overnight or do them in the morning? I know my clips wouldn't stay put all night - I'm doing good if I get them in good enough for them to stay put in the morning! :happy2:
    sessac81 wrote:
    I plunk in the JC towel as well. It's really not that uncomfortable. I normally sleep on my stomach or sides, so the knot in the back doesnt bother me at all. Sometimes, the rolls on the side can get annoying, but I just move my head around until it kind of pushes the roll into my pillow, then I'm fine. Does that make sense?

    Yes, it made perfect sense. I'm just glad you understood what I was talking about! :laughing9:
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  • ConfusedcurlConfusedcurl Posts: 243Registered Users
    so i tried the microfiber towel before product.... no go for me. Ruined the shape, but not too bad frizz-wise

    i think my best bet will always be air-dry, but i since winter is on the way I will plop with the microfiber towel then partially diffuse dry i think. Hoping to do this every other day (2nd day hair may have to often be in the form of a ponytail/updo.... )
    3b, and increasingly c pieces... my curls will always be a little confused, but that is just fine!
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  • ConfusedcurlConfusedcurl Posts: 243Registered Users
    something else i might try soon.... plop with no product. I'm sure it will be a disaster for my hair type (lots of fine, biracial 3B hair) but im curious to try..... maybe this weekend.

    i will be putting up hair pics as soon as i can find my camera (which im sick about). just got it cut - wish i had been able tot take some before pics. I think i will still try to find some.
    3b, and increasingly c pieces... my curls will always be a little confused, but that is just fine!
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  • sessac81sessac81 Posts: 690Registered Users
    Your hair came really great with the overnight plopping. Did you leave the clips in overnight or do them in the morning? I know my clips wouldn't stay put all night - I'm doing good if I get them in good enough for them to stay put in the morning!

    Thanks msgiblet :) I left the clips in overnight as well. I use the small Deva clips. They stay put for the most part. There are a couple that like to move around a little bit, mostly the ones closer to the back of my head at the top. But, they stay well put enough to work.

    The first time I did it, I put the clips in in the morning after I took the towel off. That didnt turn out too great. It turned out much better leaving the clips in overnight. You should try it. It's not as hard/ uncomfortable as it seems. It's so much of a time-saver for me in the mornings!
    :) Vanessa :)
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    medium texture; slightly porous

    Currently loving:
    anything from CJ, KBB Luscious Locks Hair Mask, Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
  • sessac81sessac81 Posts: 690Registered Users
    :) Vanessa :)
    CG since 9/2007
    medium texture; slightly porous

    Currently loving:
    anything from CJ, KBB Luscious Locks Hair Mask, Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
  • LavenderCurlsLavenderCurls Posts: 1,477Registered Users
    The last few weeks, I've been wrapping my hair in a mf turban after cowashing and conditioning for a few minutes, then putting my products in instead of in soaking wet hair. There are some products I still put into soaking wet hair because of their consistency. It's been working pretty well for the products I use that are aren't thick or mousses.

    sessac81 - The mf turban I refer to above is like the Curlmart one only it's a Scunchi and I got it at Walmart. It has one button in back and I would think it would work well for overnight plopping.
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