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Whats the best kind of towel to use for plopping?

So... what works best for you? and can you tell why (dries fastest, etc.) also if you have tried multiple things, tell the differences (one gives clumpier curls, etc.)
thanks!!
~amanda~
3b and extremely thick
i would love more controlled looser curls.
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  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Posts: 5,656Registered Users
    i voted tee-shirt because for me, it's easiest to tie in a knot at the nape of my neck. when i used a microfiber towel to plop i used to secure it with a hairtie.

    i do still scrunch with the microfiber towel first, then plop in the tee-shirt. i found that using something separate for scrunching and plopping makes my hair dry faster because i'm not plopping into something that's already soaked.
    Faith, 3Aish redhead
    Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy :love5:
  • kimmyckimmyc Posts: 551Registered Users
    Same as Pixiecurl, t-shirt is easier to tie for me. I secure the microfiber towel with a hair clip when I use it too.

    I also scrunch all the drips out and sometimes plop for a few minutes in the microfiber towel until it's soaked and then I change to the dry t-shirt.
    2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.
  • FidoGwenFidoGwen Posts: 92Registered Users
    Yay! I'm the first "Other" vote!!

    I use a camp towel. I think it's made with viscose or something. I don't know. I bought it for camping but found out that it's great for my hair and I love that it dries quickly! I've never used anything else except your regular terry towel. Except sometimes I change my shirt while my hair is drying (but out of a towel) and I scrunch my hair a little as I take off my t-shirt!
    I'm a 2something/3something. Started modified CG routine on 6/6/05
    Cut more than ten inches from my BSL hair on 8-10-05 and growing it long again
    But we're STILL adjusting. ;-)
  • beaglecookiebeaglecookie Posts: 150Registered Users
    I use the new Curl Ease towel. It's bigger and light weight. It also dries hair faster.
    Hair almost to waist. Brown with light brown highlights. 3b spiral curls. I love curly hair.

    One C, CK, Re:coil, Boots , Abba Weightless, BRHG, Spiral Cream, Curls Ecstasy and Ouidad DT

    PW- mymia
  • curlychellecurlychelle Posts: 44Registered Users
    I use the new Curl Ease towel. It's bigger and light weight. It also dries hair faster.

    Ditto.
  • reddhotreddhot Posts: 26Registered Users
    I use a regular long sleeved t-shirt. I find that the long sleeves help me to tie it more securely to my head.
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    Hair type: 3a/3b
  • starinastarina Posts: 665Registered Users
    When I was plopping, I used a large T-shirt as it was big enough to hold all my hair and has a very smooth surface to keep the frizz down.

    What's a Curl Ease towel?
    I have 3A hair. I've discovered Jessicurl shampoo and Too Shea conditioner and I'm thrilled! Long-time LA Looks sport gel user.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I am curious too about the curl ease towel that has been mentioned. This is all I can find on it - and I am too lazy to call :P


    New towel from Curl-ease
    January 2006
    Now there's a towel especially for curly girls and guys. The new [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curl-ease-Towel-p-500.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=curlease-curlease-towel]Curl-ease towel[/buylink] is a patent-pending product that dries curly hair quickly without damaging the natural shape of the curl. It dries hair in 10 to 20 minutes. For more information, call 1-888-692-8757.

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  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Posts: 5,656Registered Users
    there's a pretty good thread about curl-ease on the product review board.
    Faith, 3Aish redhead
    Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy :love5:
  • betweenshadesbetweenshades Posts: 130Registered Users
    I love my long-sleeve tee! :D
    Sarah - 3B/C, CG since 11/25/05

    DevaCurl and Jessicurl rock my hair care world.

    My Hair Journal

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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,502Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    FidoGwen wrote:
    Yay! I'm the first "Other" vote!!

    I use a camp towel. I think it's made with viscose or something. I don't know. I bought it for camping but found out that it's great for my hair and I love that it dries quickly! I've never used anything else except your regular terry towel. Except sometimes I change my shirt while my hair is drying (but out of a towel) and I scrunch my hair a little as I take off my t-shirt!

    Viscose is another name for rayon. Ha. I've never seen a rayon towel! But it would be a similar principle to the polyester microfiber towels.

  • starinastarina Posts: 665Registered Users
    Thanks for the info Pixie and Kimbercurl!
    I have 3A hair. I've discovered Jessicurl shampoo and Too Shea conditioner and I'm thrilled! Long-time LA Looks sport gel user.

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