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Old 11-17-2012, 07:53 PM   #21
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has anyone tried double plopping? I plop immediately after stepping out of shower, then brush teeth and apply lotion (5 mins) then I remove the plop t-shirt. Then scrunch hard with a second t-shirt, then plop into a new T for the time it takes to get dressed. And i always do a loose plop. Just wondering if the three T's method might work for you...since it takes a lot of the excess water out, and still allows you some control over end result due to 2nd T scrunch. hth!
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:02 AM   #22
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I'm new to this forum and I'm confused about plopping.. I read the Curly Girl book today (downloaded from Amazon) and nowhere does it mention plopping, or even wrapping your hair in anything (I used the search just to make sure I didn't miss something). Here everyone talks about plopping and CG in the same sentence as if it's part of the same technique. What am I missing?
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:10 PM   #23
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You aren't missing anything. Lorraine Massey does not talk about plopping because it is not part of her approach. Therefore it is not *technically* part of the true CG method. However, many curlies plop to encourage their curls because it works very well for them. It does not work for me - it did for a while but for some reason no longer does, so I don't do it. "True" CG or not - do what works best for you!
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:34 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by kristie911 View Post
I've just been using a regular bath towel.

I was plopping with a t-shirt but it just WAY too wet after a 10 min plop. I tried squeezing the water out with one shirt and then plopping with a second but the hair was so clumpy it just went totally flat and heavy. I hated it.

I've been wrapping carefully in the bath towel after adding my leave in and curl cream. Then I scrunch in mousse and it's much, much better. The plopping was definitely not working for me.

I'm still getting a bit of frizz here and there but I think I just dry it too long with the diffuser...I hate the feeling of damp hair. I've been trying to back off alittle bit with the dryer and I'm getting better results. It's definitely trial and error.
Don't use a regular towel! Just grab a long sleeved tshirt you can always wash it after

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