For those of us who wrap or plop or some version of it...

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  • 1 Post By WavyRoo

Do you do this before or after you apply your products?
Usually after all products are applied, but I've been experimenting with plopping before I apply my final hold product. Results seem to vary based on which gel I'm using.

3a/f/iii
Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
I feel like I have totally missed the boat! for some reason (old age, maybe??) I have never thought of applying the product, and then wrapping my hair. If I do wrap my hair, I do it out of the shower before I apply products.
Products first, then plop. I don't think I'm talented enough to put my gel in after I plop. I have enough trouble putting it in before!
3a/b, F, normal porosity

Wash with either Suave Tropical Coconut, As I Am, or CJ Daily Fix
Condition with STC or Yes to Blueberries and detangle with Denman, rinse very lightly (baptismal rinse)
Add LAL gel, either Sport or Wet Look, scrunch with flour sack towel, and plop
Diffuse 5 minutes, then air dry
I've been in an experimental mood lately, so I've been seriously mixing up my routine for the last few weeks. Even though my hair looks and feels fine, I feel like I'm in a bit of a rut.
I always plopped after product because I always applied product to sopping wet hair. I've only recently tried removing some water first before I apply products. And I find that I can only apply thinner products to my hair after plopping. I most often do this when I'm showering at the gym so that I can apply my gel when I'm in front of the mirror (I have a small mirror in my shower at home).

3a/f/iii
Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
I always apply my products to soaking wet hair to get good distribution and a gel cast...I don't think it would work when most of the moisture has already been taken out by plopping. BUT, since I am a wavy and not curly, I will sometimes apply mousses after I plop for a more natural look. Mousses don't work as well in soaking hair IMO.
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2C normal/high porosity?, medium/coarse texture, lower density
Cleanse: Pura D'Or every week or two, Yes to Cukes
Conditioner: VO5 Kiwi Lime (LOVE!), Tresemme Naturals, YTC
DT: GVP Conditioning Balm w/ coconut oil
LI: a touch of JCTS
Products: my HG is Tresemme Bouncy Curls Defining Gel mixed with a touch of BRHG over a little flax seed gel, SM Souflee/Milk for 2nd day hair, occasionally Bioterra Curling Creme and Gel
Modified CG since November 2012- finally found what works!
I usually plop and apply my products to soaking wet hair plopping. If I add anything afterward, it needs to be liquidy, thick gels disrupt my clumps. I can sometimes get away with carefully scrunching in some conditioner afterward if I use wet hands. I very seldom use mousse, but when I do, I need to apply that after plopping, on damp hair. It doesn't do anything for me if I apply mousse to soaking wet hair.
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Autumn Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, VO5 KLS, Cure Care
Stylers: FSG, L'Oreal Studio Clean gel, Tresemme Flawless Curls Bouncy Curls gel
PT: IAGirl's as needed
I plop after product, but I'm curious to see what the outcome would be if I reversed it. I'm still experimenting with my routine
I drape a MF towel over my hair and tie it at my neck while I dry off my bod, then gently press down to blot the excess water out. Then I apply all my products, then plop.
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
I drape a MF towel over my hair and tie it at my neck while I dry off my bod, then gently press down to blot the excess water out. Then I apply all my products, then plop.
Originally Posted by chloe92us
I do a similar routine. I loosely wrap a "towel" around my head when I get out of the shower, then when I'm done drying my body, I use the same "towel" to blot more water out of my hair. I then apply KCCC and EcoStyler Krystal, scrunch with flour sacks, and plop again. I don't keep track of this second plop, but when my hair is a little less than damp, I remove the plop and scrunch again with flour sacks and add another strong hold gel followed by either air dry or soft hood dryer.

Following this routine, using KCCC hasn't increased my drying time. I've tried applying product to soaking wet hair, but just couldn't master that technique. I rotate products, but I am starting to think the KCCC and EcoStyler are my HG products that will NOT rotate out of my routine. I've been getting consistently good results with this technique, even managing some 2nd and 3rd day hair (as long as I'm not having to work).
I don't really plop but I do wrap my hair while I'm getting dressed. I used to add product after but this past year switched to adding it right before I step out of the shower. I squeeze as much water out of my hair as possible before I add the product. I have noticed a big difference! I can really explain what exactly is different but my hair definitely looks better.

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2C, low porosity, high density, coarse, shoulder length No sulfates, no parabens, no silicones
Shampoo- Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus, Giovanni Smooth As Silk, Deva No Poo, Nature's Gate Aloe Vera, Yes To Carrots
Conditioner- Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk, Giovanni Smooth As Silk, Deva One Condition, Nature's Gate Aloe Vera, Yes To Carrots
Styler- Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Shea Moisture Shine & Hold Mist, Yes to Carrots Leave In and Yes To Carrots Anti-Frizz Serum
I guess I'm a wrapper! I've been calling it a modified tshirt turban. I do it after applying my leave in while I'm toweling off and applying lotion. This is about 10 minutes. Then I remove the tshirt and apply a small amount of gel to my canopy and scrunch a bit with the tshirt.
Type 2B - 3A
Med-High Porosity (partial highlights), medium & corse mixed textures

CG Day 1: May 16, 2013

Poo: CJ Daily Fix Cleansing Condish (as needed)
CO: Tresemme Naturals Vibrantly Smooth Condish
RO&LI: CJ Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil Daily Hair Condish
Styling: CJ Pattern Pusha or FSG, TRESemme Flawless Curls - Bouncy Curls Defining Gel, Giovanni LANaturals HardHold Gel (canopy only)
DT: CJ Curl Rehab, Coconut oil, SS Repairing PT

Techniques: Scrunch-n-pump, tshirt wrap
Okay.

If I plop AFTER adding gel, I get serious frizz. But, if I do gel + curl cream and THEN plop, it's awesome.

The HG combo for me is:

1) Gel
2) Curl Cream
3) Plop for 15 minutes (at MOST)
4) KCCC (a very light veil)
3A/2C | fine | high-po length, low-po roots | medium density | shoulder-length

Shower Time!
Treat: EVCO
Co-Wash: DE Unscented Condish with added lavender and tea tree EOs
Condish: DE Coconut Condish with added local honey

Styling
After Shower: Homemade FSG with added gelatine

+ bi-weekly protein DIY treatments (gelatin and egg yolk)
+ mindful nutrition
I plopped today for the first time and I got pretty good results. AFter I plopped, I clipped up my hair for a bit, then diffused.

I plopped for about a half hour.

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