Plopping and Pixiecurl for big spirals

A friend called while I was at the gym for a lunch date, so I had to speed up my lazy morning (slept late.....). I conditioned with Aloeba, spritzed with aloeba for leave-in, scrunched POTAR in soaking wet hair, then plopped (only for the third time!) for 20 minutes (go to home page, FAQ, plopping to get a diagram). THEN pixiecurl diffused until almost dry. I had HUGE spirals, with lots of lift at the scalp! Maybe us wavies need BOTH to encourage those curls. It is humid and sprinkling here today, so they fell out a little by the time I got home (smaller ringlets), but still curls all the way up to the scalp, with "lift" on top. Also, helped my long bangs dry out of my face. It's worth a shot


Pixiecurl method by pixiecurl: "here's the method i've found for maximizing curls/volume and minimizing frizz:

flip hair upside down and put hair from front middle section (closest to forehead in the bowl of the diffuser, and hold bowl all the way against scalp so it is "scrunching" your curls for you. THEN i turn the dryer on, pressing the cool shot whenever it gets too hot for my scalp. i then TURN IT OFF before removing the bowl from my scalp. then i go to the front right section and repeat, then front left, then flip right side up and get the underside, then flip back upside down and get anywhere i missed. i don't diffuse until 100% dry, and it doesn't look quite right until it's finished airdrying all the way and i flip upside down and scrunch again.

the key is only having the blowdryer on when the bowl is against your scalp because this minimizes your hair getting blown around and thus minimizes frizz.

hope this helps!"
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I second this. I plop and pixiecurl diffuse everyday and my hair is definitely less curly if I skip either step (though I will occasionally skip one or the other--most likely diffusing--if it's a lazy day and I'm planning to stay in). If I skip both, my hair is not very curly. Just random wavy bends and LOTS of frizz.

To be honest, as much as the PJ in me wants to believe that there's a miracle curl-enhancing product out there just waiting to be discovered, I think that plopping and diffusing properly do way more for my hair than any one product ever did.
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Meegs, this is what the 2 board is for Hopes this saves some wavies some research! (I post over here because more "2's" over here than 2a). Kimberly, order from curlmart? ACV rinse? he, he :P
Modified CG since 9/03. 2B/3A. JESSICURL!!! Gentle Poo, Aloeba, Gelebration, Awe; or Mop Top Poo & Condish; Curlisto Mousse & Gel I. Winter: Elucence MB Clarify, Shampoo & Conditioner. ACV & honey rinses. Plop & Pixiecurl diffuse. Password: curls
Awwww, I love my fellow 2's. Right now I need a diffuser that fits on my hairdryer, I use one of those sock like things but I like the bowl kind better.


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My hair is a mix of 2b/3a and even a bit of 3b thrown in! I would call my hair wavycelli. It curls most when I leave it alone after wet scrunching. My hair has a spring factor of about 2 or 3 inches and has a very silky, medium texture.
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Meegs, this is what the 2 board is for Hopes this saves some wavies some research! (I post over here because more "2's" over here than 2a). Kimberly, order from curlmart? ACV rinse? he, he :P
Originally Posted by cunninghamair
I did those two and tried plopping w/ pixiecurl diffusing method. :P

And, I happy with all of them
I'd love to plop, but when I do, the hair on top of my head is flat . However, as I'm thinking (and typing at the same time), maybe the few times I plopped, I tried to air dry after that. I use Jessicurl's method for no-frizz curls (except I have a bowl diffuser), but maybe I should give this plopping thing, THEN diffusing a try.

Just what I need .. more experimenting !
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