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Old 09-05-2011, 10:15 AM   #1
 
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Default Can a 3c plop?

Hi everyone! I'm new to this site...and very new to discussion boards...don't even know if I'm doing this right!!! But anyway, I think I have 3c hair....not really sure cause when I look at pictures I think I fall between 3b and 3c. I am caucasian and have pretty tight curls, and very fine hair. Anyway, I finally figured out what plopping is and am wondering if anyone with 3c hair has advice, techniques for me. I will try to post pics of my hair, if I can figure it out Today I used Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Leave In, then Curl Junkie Coco-coffee curling creme, followed by CJ Curls in a bottle (tried the super soaker clumping technique) then I plopped I'll see how it turns out. Crossing my fingers!
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Old 09-05-2011, 10:36 AM   #2
 
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Looking forward to seeing your after-plopping pics.
I've got 3b hair and don't plop (I tried it and it didn't turn out so well. ) For now, simplified skip curling is working for me, but I'm also trying to grow my hair out several inches, and I think when it's longer I should give plopping another shot because the reason it didn't work before might have been a hair length issue. idk.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:41 PM   #3
 
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I occasionally plop, but only to speed up the drying process.
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:05 PM   #4
 
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Devushka....I'm not sure if I'll get pictures up...having a hard time figuring out how to even reply to these posts! Yea, after seeing your pics, I'm not a 3b...I'll call myself a 3b.5!!!! I'm still learning about these terms, what is skip curling? When I want looser curls I do pin curls, which is basically twirling hair around my first finger then clipping it. Once it's half dry I take out the pins and it's nice and loose. But what a pain and prolonged process that is!!! Anyway, thanks for the input
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I'm still learning about these terms, what is skip curling? When I want looser curls I do pin curls, which is basically twirling hair around my first finger then clipping it. Once it's half dry I take out the pins and it's nice and loose. But what a pain and prolonged process that is!!! Anyway, thanks for the input
Probably for some people, skip curling is pain and prolonged process, but the way I do it, in only takes about 10 minutes and is easy. In fact the way I do it sounds sort of like what you're describe making pin curls -- it's just that you don't end up pinning anything.

Basically, after I've applied whatever styling product I'm using on my wet hair (FSG these days), I take 1" - 2" sections of hair and twirl them around my finger like my finger's a roller to make a defined curl. Then I just release the curl and don't touch it until it's dry. All of that really only takes me about 10 minutes. When my hair's dry, I SOTC (and usually I separate the bigger curls into smaller ones). I don't know, I just like my curls better when I do my version of skip curling (otherwise my hair has stringy, randomly shaped curls).

Btw, I imagine everyone on nc.com developes their own version of a given styling technique to get the curls they want. So if plopping, skip curling, or whatever else works for you,...Great!
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Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
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