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Old 04-17-2010, 08:06 AM   #1
 
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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?
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:36 AM   #2
 
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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.
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:18 PM   #3
 
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I part in the shower while my hair is soaking wet. It works really well 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!
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I part in the shower while my hair is soaking wet. It works really well for me.
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!
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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.
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Who's an expert plopper? I would love a plopping video to run on the site!

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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.
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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.
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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.
Thank you! I'd love to have someone create one for us!

Any takers?
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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.
Thank you! I'd love to have someone create one for us!

Any takers?
I think the Jessicurl one is pretty standard =)
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