Plopping tools

I was just curious what everyone plops their hair in.
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:
Failed to load the poll.
Failed to load the poll.

Comments

  • internetchickinternetchick Posts: 6,191Registered Users
    Turban. T shirt is too tricky and I end up with frizz and broken up curls on the sides of my head :cry:
  • bostonwavesbostonwaves Posts: 727Registered Users
    I agree with IC.
    I use my turban sideways. I twist sides and wrap them behind my neck and then button it closed.
    "What's the good of having naturally curly hair if nobody's jealous?" Freida - Peanuts

    ~CG 8/06 ~
    fine, wavy - 2b/3a
    KCNT and KKCC
  • meegsmeegs Posts: 354Registered Users
    I voted t-shirt as it's my most common plopping tool.

    I do use a microfiber turban sometimes, but I can't get the technique down with that as well as I can with the t-shirt. The t-shirt seems to really keep down the frizz.

    Also, I always feel like the microfiber sucks product out of my hair, but I don't have any hard evidence to support that feeling. I probably just got it in my head that it would happen, and now I'm paranoid. :lol:
    2b-ish--embracing my waves this summer
    Aussie Catch the Wave condish, L'Oreal NutriGloss condish; Nexxus Designing Texxtur Cream, Rusk Radical Creme, Pantene Curl Defining Mousse, Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam; coconut oil for DTs
  • Ab-starAb-star Posts: 1,128Registered Users
    Currently I am using a t-shirt and it works fine but this weekend I am going to get a microfiber turban. I've been pricing them all over town this week. Hopefully it can cut back on my frizz just a bit.
    MY HAIR ALBUM
    pw - jack

    Going natural for the summer...just a dab of ArcAngell!
  • 2happy2happy Posts: 5,138Registered Users
    I have the turban and towel - I use the towel. I have yet to try a t-shirt, but I keep saying I'm going too.

    Ab-star: Your hair is gorgeous!! I ALSO want my hair just like that (today's pics). You just convinced me to try fast food!
    Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or hump it.....Piss on it and walk away.
    Location - WI
  • Ab-starAb-star Posts: 1,128Registered Users
    2happy wrote:
    Ab-star: Your hair is gorgeous!! I ALSO want my hair just like that (today's pics). You just convinced me to try fast food!

    Thanks!! :D Definitely try it, I love it!!
    MY HAIR ALBUM
    pw - jack

    Going natural for the summer...just a dab of ArcAngell!
  • DumbelinaTheDaftDumbelinaTheDaft Posts: 93Registered Users
    I use a cotton sarong. I couldn't figure out how to get it to work with a t-shirt, but I'm definitely happy with the sarong.
    2c/3a
    Love: Burt's Bees Grapefruit & Sugar Beet Conditioner, Boots, BRHG
  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    None of the above- I normally use the CurlEase towel.

    I ocassionaly use a t-shirt, but only for a few days after dyeing (don't want to turn my white towel orange!).
    Brooklyn, NY

    Hair: 3A/B, Underlayer of 2B
    HG products:
    Winter- Giovanni Tea Tree (co-wash) & 50/50 (condish); Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Leave-In; Curls Milkshake & Quenched Curls; Re:coil; BRHG
    Summer: DevaCurl No Poo & OneC; CK; Re:coil; BRHG; Honey!!!

    fotki pw= crrrls
  • Ab-starAb-star Posts: 1,128Registered Users
    Gemini13 wrote:
    None of the above- I normally use the CurlEase towel.

    I ocassionaly use a t-shirt, but only for a few days after dyeing (don't want to turn my white towel orange!).

    ROFL! Yup, I've stained a few of hubby's tshirts after coloring my hair. Oops! :oops:

    Question about the CurlEase towel: Is it not microfiber? What's the difference?
    MY HAIR ALBUM
    pw - jack

    Going natural for the summer...just a dab of ArcAngell!
  • DoodlesDoodles Posts: 1,984Registered Users
    Ab-star wrote:
    Gemini13 wrote:
    None of the above- I normally use the CurlEase towel.

    I ocassionaly use a t-shirt, but only for a few days after dyeing (don't want to turn my white towel orange!).

    ROFL! Yup, I've stained a few of hubby's tshirts after coloring my hair. Oops! :oops:

    Question about the CurlEase towel: Is it not microfiber? What's the difference?

    Was wondering the same! :P :wink:
    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:
  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    Ab-star wrote:
    Gemini13 wrote:
    None of the above- I normally use the CurlEase towel.

    I ocassionaly use a t-shirt, but only for a few days after dyeing (don't want to turn my white towel orange!).

    ROFL! Yup, I've stained a few of hubby's tshirts after coloring my hair. Oops! :oops:

    Question about the CurlEase towel: Is it not microfiber? What's the difference?

    It's made of a different material. But from what I have read one major difference seems to be that the CurlEase does not get stiff with dried products- so obviously it's leaving them in your hair! But I've never actually used a microfiber towel myself.
    Brooklyn, NY

    Hair: 3A/B, Underlayer of 2B
    HG products:
    Winter- Giovanni Tea Tree (co-wash) & 50/50 (condish); Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Leave-In; Curls Milkshake & Quenched Curls; Re:coil; BRHG
    Summer: DevaCurl No Poo & OneC; CK; Re:coil; BRHG; Honey!!!

    fotki pw= crrrls
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have a turban and a towel and use both, but I blot rather than plop as plopping tightens my curls. 4a's don't need that :lol:
    My blog - http://suburbanbushbabe.wordpress.com/
    My FOTKI - http://whatsnew.fotki.com/suburbanbushbabe/
    comic-p.jpg

    Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
    Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 20,729Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I voted turban, but I don't use microfiber. Just regular old cheap terry turbans I get on ebay.
    --I'm located in Western PA.   --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.   --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.   --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.   
    --My CG and grey hair progress -  
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html   
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey - 
    https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/color/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • lushaholiclushaholic Posts: 2,180Registered Users
    Smooth stretchy tshirt for me. The one I use I never put in the dryer, I let it airdry so the texture doesn't get roughed up or picked all over. The stretchiness helps the hair cling to the head so they're even springier when I take it off. An mf towel frizzed up my hair too much, and I can't stand how they feel.
    3a/2c f/mii. pics added 2/3/07
    spingbannerwk6.jpghycoffeeiconuy8.gif
  • LadyCurlyLocksLadyCurlyLocks Posts: 341Registered Users
    I love my microfiber turban! My hair has been plopping great in it, and I use the outside of the long part that you twist to scrunch out crunch. It's been very helpful for me.
    3B Corkscrew... I'm back on the boards now! Just got The Big Chop on Monday, pics coming soon.
  • SapphireWingstarSapphireWingstar Posts: 381Registered Users
    I use a t-shirt, but I really want to try Scunci's turban.
    3b/c...or thereabouts.

    Album: http://photobucket.com/albums/a119/CrazyCurlyQ/

    Password: curlomania
    (albums are on the lefthand side)
  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I use an old stretchy smooth shirt that has long sleeves. That way, I can wrap the sleeves around my head for a good fit/hold. Works better than a silly little MF towel. [I always hated the way those towels felt, too.]
  • curlyteachercurlyteacher Posts: 21Registered Users
    I picked t-shirt. I tried a MF turban but I think my hair is too short or something, it kept falling out no matter how tightly I buttoned the turban. It also gave me frizz and ill-defined curls. It took me a while to get the hang of the t-shirt but now it gives me nice tight curls.
    I wonder if there is a pattern here between hair types and the plopping tool of choice? I am a 3a/ 2c and I think I just read a post by someone with the same hair type who got frizz with the MF turban as well.
    3a/ 2c- this week?!?!? On the quest for perfect curls and a HG ;)

Leave a Comment

BoldItalicStrikethroughOrdered listUnordered list
Emoji
Image
Align leftAlign centerAlign rightToggle HTML viewToggle full pageToggle lights
Drop image/file