I've never had much luck applying gel to soaking wet hair and then plopping.
I normally plop in a microfiber towel long enough to keep my hair out of the way while I get dried off and put on my face cream. I then scrunch-in my gel, first while upside down. Then I'll part my hair and scrunch in some more gel while right side up.
my Fotki hair journey/experiment diary PW is brio (and I really need to update it!)
3A hair; coloring with henna/indigo since July 2009; normally follow the CG method. Still searching for my HG products!