I am beginning to wonder if plopping and I are not destined for each other. It's SO nice to get my hair out of my way when it's that wet (it's currently about two inches from APL) but it *does* make it straighter.

I have been experimenting with gels too. I tried the Fructis Curl Scrunch Gel with Deva ArcAngel and BRHG all mixed together. The Fructis gives me adorable spirals on top and meh on bottom. Maybe it will work better if I don't plop.
Originally Posted by PseudoDiva
I fell out with plopping for a long time, the keys for me has been
- rewetting the nape and in front of the ears
- not plopping too long
- flour sack towels.
I do still have a straighter underlayer at the back but TBH I think that's natural, I've never had that any different.

Do try gently scrunching out the water with a towel tho, then clipping the roots (can do this off your face), you might prefer the results.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect