Ok, so I decided to try it. I mean, plopping my pineapple after spritzing the ends has been working great, so why not try? I could gain root lift...pretty much nothing to lose but an option to experiment.
So last night around midnight, I showered and did my usual routine (I wanted to do everything else the same so I would know for sure it was routine and not product). I put up my pineapple VERY loosely - I didn't even twist it. It was just barely on there, not tight at all. Then I plopped my pineapple and went to bed.
But this morning at 8:30, it still felt really damp. Around noon (12 hours plopped!), I took out the scrunchie and plopped again. At 4:30 this afternoon, I unplopped, and it was STILL WET!! SIXTEEN AND A HALF HOURS LATER!! But I was going shopping, so I left it down to finish air drying. It did turn out pretty good, but it took SO much longer to dry that I'm not sure I have the time for it again.
I may just have to resign myself to the fact that my hair isn't ever going to look as good and full on wash day as it does on day 2, although wash day means less frizz.
*sigh* Is it too much to ask that I can have it all?