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If you have naturally wavy or curly hair, then you might be familiar with the struggle of keeping your locks frizz free as they're drying.
Meet "plopping," the new trend for creating defined curls without heat styling. This isn't going to curl your hair if you don't have some natural wave or shape to it, but if you do, this is a great technique to try to make your daily hair routine a little easier.
Because a visual will really help understand this technique, check out this short explanation by Bouclème, who have a special towel just for this.
You might be wondering why they created a towel just for this. According to the founder, "Terry towels draw moisture from the hair, they ruffle the cuticles and mess up the curl pattern." Their towel absorbs excess water so the hair maintains hydration — which we know is essential for smooth curls!
Since I haven't tried this technique personally, I thought it'd be good to include instructions as given by someone who actually uses the plopping method on their own hair, like Youtuber The Polished Curl. She just uses a T-shirt (not a special towel) so don't worry too much about spending a lot of money on the towel as you try out this technique.
And lastly, a quick diagram in case the video wasn't a great explanation for you. This is also a technique that works best after you do it over a long period of time, so don't give up on it right away.
Good luck, and let me know if you have tried plopping on your hair!
This is exactly what I do after shower. My hair texture becomes a little wavy.
I use a terrycloth towel on my hair called a Turbie Twist. It helps absorb the water but my frizzy curly hair still doesn't look like the curls I would want to wear out so I always spend like 2 hrs straightening my hair and using a relaxer once a week. I will try this new twisting technique to see if I get less frizzy more defined curls that I can wear out in public without looking like someone who spent the day at the beach curls! Thanks for sharing! I always learn so much from all my friends here on Vingle!
@stargaze I don't have voluminous hair but this method gives me good soft curls without over killing it. I always do my hair like this for a relaxed date night look.
@AimeeVyskocil Morning or evening is fine. Plop for 10-20 minutes, then diffuse or air dry.
how long do you leave it on? night before and sleep with it on? or in the morning after your shower?