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Old 12-11-2006, 05:22 PM   #1
 
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Default plopping result-flat, weird shaped curls

I picked up an Aquis microfiber towel, and just tried using it for plopping. I only left if on for five minutes. Afterwards, instead of spiral shaped curls, my hair was full of flat, oval shaped curls. They're hard to describe. It was not pretty!

Does anyone else get odd shaped curls with plopping? My curls looked great after scrunching them with the microfiber towel before plopping. I should have just stopped there

I should be happy the towel did work for improving curls when used for scrunching. I don't think leaving the towel on for longer than five minutes would do any good. Any opinions/advice?

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Old 12-11-2006, 06:17 PM   #2
 
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Same thing happened to me
Plopping with the MF towel made my hair go limp, while scrunching with it left it more curly.

I noticed more flatness at the crown of my head, so now I am thinking I don't want to try it again.
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Old 12-11-2006, 07:57 PM   #3
 
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Plopping doesnt' work for me at all. It sucks because I keep trying it thinking it will work. It flattens out my hair , especially on teh crown. I don't know if I'm wrapping too tight but I did it just like the Jessicurl video and I looked just as silly but my curls didn't come out nice like hers.

I've decided scrunching is better for me, either with my microfiber towel or papertowels.
At least the towel came in handy for that
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Old 12-12-2006, 11:23 AM   #4
 
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Maybe you plopped too long. That's what happends when I plop too long. I try to keep it under 20 min. Normally when I do, its about 10 min.
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Old 12-12-2006, 12:09 PM   #5
 
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Ahh for just 10? something new to try. I know this wasn't my thread but since I'm plopping impaired too, thanks for the tip I'm going to try that!
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Old 12-12-2006, 03:56 PM   #6
 
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I get the same results w/ plopping I've heard someone say that plopping may be better for those curlies w/ longer hair! Mine is only shoulder skimming so???

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LOL!!!! I keep thinking the same thing - IE: well, maybe it'll still work.
But it rarely does. I've tried doing it for 5 min., 15 and 20 min. and still not good. I think I got one good result and I didn't do anything different! So, I don't plop anymore. I get better results just scrunching with microfiber towel without plopping.
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Old 12-13-2006, 10:25 AM   #8
 
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Hi,

Thank you for your replies. I tried plopping for five minutes and two minutes and got crappy results both times. I guess it just doesn't work for my hair.

My hair is just barely shoulder length-maybe I'll try it again when it's longer.

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Old 12-13-2006, 01:00 PM   #9
 
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My hair when wet is at shoulder length and when dry, it's above. It just doesn't work for me.
This morning it was wash day. After washing, I scrunched with a micro towel and then put in product and let air dry for about 5 min. (my hair will dry FAST) and then diffuse dry. Got good results.
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