Plopping and flat roots

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  • 1 Post By Jas76
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Anyone else have this? My roots get plastered to my head when I plop! I clip after plopping, so that helps. But does anyone have any suggestions for helping with that??
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
Anyone else have this? My roots get plastered to my head when I plop! I clip after plopping, so that helps. But does anyone have any suggestions for helping with that??
Originally Posted by Jas76
I'd like to know this too Jas.... as it happens to me too
I've never really had root curl but from what I've read, that's a trait for 3a hair.

Before, my hair use to lay really flat against my head but once I started washing my hair with my head bent forward(I'm a bath person so I wash my hair bent over the tub after the bath) I found that my roots lift more easily along with using clips during and after I plop.


Ignore the typos.
3a/3b spirals and the occasional ringlet
M/iii
Normal porosity


Products I use:

Shampoo: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Shampoo
Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Conditioner
DT: Matrix Biolage Hydratherapie Aqua-Immersion Creme Masque
Styling: Homemade FSG with Lavender EO & AVJ/water mist spray containing Epsom Salt, Lavender EO

I have started clipping during plops too for the same reason. I use a big clips though kind like octopus clips and I take my roots that are closest to the front and rap them around a comb with a long tail with gel and put all the hair in that section in the clip coiled up. Of course removing the tail of the comb. I plop then use my blow dryer on those sections individually through the clip. My diffuser hose right over the top of them. The clips protect the from direct heat and I end up with lift and great clumps. Sometimes I will then use the smallest version of the same clip right at the roots afterwards and wear them up untill I get to work (removing in the car) for a little added lift right at the root. This has helped me so much. I have even slept in the big ones at the top over night with all my hair in a satin bonnet.

I really hope that all made sense. 😉


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I THINK I understand! Lol! A pic would be nice, tho, if you get a chance!
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2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
Sometimes I put my hair in a pineapple and then plop the pineapple because it forces the roots to come up
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Routine
Weekly Shampoo: Kinky-Curly Come Clean + Coconut Oil
Co-wash/RO: Cure Care Skin & Hair Conditioner
LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: Kinky-Curly Curling Custard

Techniques
  • combing to detangle and separate curls
  • scrunch 'n pump!
  • t-shirt turban
Hair coconut oil and protein
Hair silicones, sulfates, glycerin, synthetic ingredients

2c/C/ii/low porosity. Growing out!
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*March- around collarbone
I THINK I understand! Lol! A pic would be nice, tho, if you get a chance!
Originally Posted by Jas76
I will try to remember to take a picture tomorrow as I am doing my routine. It is similar to what is being done in this video by Jonathan Torch except I didn't buy these fancy clips. They are just large jaw clips. I think the type of comb I use is called a rat tail. I wrap my hair around it like I would using the Skip Curl Method but just do it around the back of the comb, clip and pull the comb tail out. Then I just blow dry through the clips.

Roller Jaw Clamp Video

It is a lot less complicated than you would think. I have A LOT of BSL hair and I am a mother of 3 curly girls so I don't have much time to spend on myself. I only do the front for the root lift so it goes really fast. I love how you can sleep with it clipped in the front as well.

Like I said, I will try to remember to take pictures of the process for you.
Sometimes I put my hair in a pineapple and then plop the pineapple because it forces the roots to come up
Originally Posted by unicyclist
Oooo that sounds like a good idea. I'll try that next time. I am on a quest for awesome root lift!
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Type 3a/2c
Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
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Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
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