My dear curlies! I’ve mentioned the plopping technique already a few times on the blog, but haven’t yet done a post on how to plop. So here it is!
Plopping definitely is one of the parts of my washing routine I couldn’t imagine to skip – this is why:
- Plopping leads to frizz-free & defined curls by getting rid of excess moisture before blow-drying
- Plopping makes my curls curlier
- It doesn’t take up much time, because you’ll be able to do other things while plopping
- an (old) long-sleeved t-shirt
- something like a chair to plop on
When’s the right time to plop?
Start washing your hair just as you usually do. I suggest you to plop after applying gel to your curls and after scrunching them with your bare hands to already get rid of as much moisture as possible. Meaning your curls shouldn’t anymore be dripping wet when you start plopping.
So, this is how I usually plop (my t-shirt is already wet because I had to get from the shower to where I took the photos, as I didn’t want to cause a huge mess, I’ve already plopped for a few minutes before taking the pictures):
You can plop for as long as you like to! I usually do something else while like putting on my make-up while plopping (which works just fine because the t-shirt stays in place). On average I plop for about 10 minutes. After plopping I use the t-shirt to scrunch my curls one last time before I blow-dry them.