Newbie Plopping Question

Every time I try to plop, I (sometimes) get decent waves, but the top just looks messy. I usually end up trying to put in a part by combing it and then the clumps and wave definition go away.

Anyone know a solution to this?
2B/M-C/ii
Currently using: CO daily with VO5 or Suave, shampoo with Selsun Blue once or twice a week. Condition with Garnier Triple Nutrition
Holy Grail: Aloe Vera Gel
I "part" my hair by just moving each clump to one side or the other. When I used a comb I would always get some clumps that separated into a big clump and a stringlet.
HTH
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2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
I part in the shower while my hair is soaking wet. It works really well for me.
medium to thick 2c that drifts over to the 3 side, medium elasticity and porosity

My hair loves FSG and aloe.
Burt's Bees low poo and conditioner.
Cowashing is not for me.

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I have to arrange mine wet, then I clip it with tiny butterfly clips. Then I plop. Otherwise yikes!
Southern Colorado Curly
Mix of 2s med-low porosity, med-fine texture, lots of hair
I part in the shower while my hair is soaking wet. It works really well for me.
Originally Posted by bellaboarder1219
That is what I do too. I also have bangs so I have to make sure my t shirt is not scrunching them up cause they can get pretty wonky looking if I don't take care of them too!
CG on 2/16/2010
My curls looks like the 3a pictures
Hair length is to my bra strap, it's fine textured, but the density is thick, not much elasticity, Naturally Blonde but Color treated because of graying going on

My hair loves
coconut oil
Homemade FSG
Hair one for my co wash
Ecostyler olive oil

Princess Brandy Brat, Chief Jewel Crafter and Royal Nanny to the Court of the Red and White Rose for the Order of the Curly Crusaders.
I part before plopping, but I haven't gotten a foolproof system of plopping and not having weird hair on top, though that happens more with overnight plopping more than short term plopping. I had my part alright this morning, but it was just weird so I clipped it back.


Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...5&postcount=59

Who's an expert plopper? I would love a plopping video to run on the site!

email me: gretchen@naturallycurly.com
Gretchen
NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
3A

You are beautiful!
I can't say I'm an expert plopper, but there are several plopping videos on youtube that I've looked at. They're all generally good, but techniques do vary.


Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...5&postcount=59

I love to plop, probably because it's a new phenomenon to me! I wash and condish upside down and comb, scrunch out water when adding product and then plop. When I de-plop i gently shake my hair and then use my pinky's to re-arrange my top parting. Like others before me I also grab the clumps and move them. I find the parting looks messy at first, but when it dries it looks fine because the hair has swelled on drying. If I need to I use my finger tips on my head and then using gentle circular motion I fluff out the hair near the parting to give it some lift.

But hey, I'm new to this website and CG and plopping but I've just read A LOT of posts due to my CG addiction.


Wavy/2a/2b? Fine but Lots of It
My Routine: Wet hair, cover with Inecto Pure Coconut Oil Condish, add Karpati lo-poo to scalp and rub to wash, rinse all out. Cover again with Inecto Pure Coconut Oil Condish, wash body/face, comb hair, rinse out condish. Rinse hair with cold water, squeeze out excess. Spray with leave-in condish, comb again and then plop. Diffuse for 5 minutes all over and et voila - perfecto.

Hair much healthier and shinier!
I can't say I'm an expert plopper, but there are several plopping videos on youtube that I've looked at. They're all generally good, but techniques do vary.
Originally Posted by plunkybug
Thank you! I'd love to have someone create one for us!

Any takers?
Gretchen
NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
3A

You are beautiful!
I can't say I'm an expert plopper, but there are several plopping videos on youtube that I've looked at. They're all generally good, but techniques do vary.
Originally Posted by plunkybug
Thank you! I'd love to have someone create one for us!

Any takers?
Originally Posted by Gretchen
I think the Jessicurl one is pretty standard =)
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Condish: Deva One Condition
Styling: Deva AnGel, then SOTC with no Frizz creme
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