I plop mostly to shorten drying time, but also to help define the curls.
In the old days I just wrapped my hair up in a towel to help it dry. Now I scrunch my hair up into a pile on top of my head, then wrap my head in a towel/turban. Both ways dry my hair, but plopping helps the curls come out.
--I'm located in Western PA.
--I found NC in late 2004, CG since 2-2005, started going grey in late 2005.
--My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
--My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
--My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...-progress.html