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Old 04-09-2007, 12:52 AM   #1
 
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Default OK - I give. So what the heck is plopping?

And how do you do it? From what I can gather it involves putting products into wet hair and then wrapping it in a towl for a while - is this right? My hair would go straight underneath if I did that. Can someone explain it to me? Thanks!
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Old 04-09-2007, 01:36 AM   #2
 
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This is how to plop.

Happy experimenting!
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Old 04-09-2007, 01:44 AM   #3
 
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Ahhh!!! I get it now. I will have to give that a try tomorrow (wish me luck!) I'll report back tomorrow. Thank you!
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Is plopping more for people with long hair? My hair is just above my shoulders and I'm not sure it would work for me. Any insight? Oh, and I clip my roots for height/volume on top, do I do that before I plop or does plopping take care of that too?
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Is plopping more for people with long hair? My hair is just above my shoulders and I'm not sure it would work for me. Any insight? Oh, and I clip my roots for height/volume on top, do I do that before I plop or does plopping take care of that too?
Shorter hair tends to go wonky when plopped but since your hair is close to your shoulders, it might still work out. I can't really answer the clip question.
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Hmmm...sounds like an experiment for tonight. I can only imagine what my husbands response will be when he walks in to find a t-shirt on my head.
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Hmmm...sounds like an experiment for tonight. I can only imagine what my husbands response will be when he walks in to find a t-shirt on my head.
Trust me...he'll get used to it!
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:38 AM   #8
 
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OK - here's what I ended up doing. My hair is right about shoulder length and since I tend to be less curly underneath I decided that plopping would probably not work too well for me ...so... I rinsed upside down, used joiwhip and a little loob, then scrunch/squeezed water out with my hands, then with a MF towel. Diffuse dry using the pixicurl method, shake and scrunch out the minor crunch. Wow! I really like it! I am kind of flat on the top (maybe I'll add clipping to my repretoire), but otherwise it's good!

Question though - My hair clumps all the way to the root leaving "parts" all over my head. It looks like I got a perm and it left rod marks where the hair was sectioned. Do any of you get this? How do you get rid of it!

Thanks again all - I am loving this site! At 38 years old I thought I had tried everything, but I have learned so many new tricks here (clapping!)
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:46 AM   #9
 
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Is plopping more for people with long hair? My hair is just above my shoulders and I'm not sure it would work for me. Any insight? Oh, and I clip my roots for height/volume on top, do I do that before I plop or does plopping take care of that too?
Plopping never worked for me until just the last 3-4 days. Why, I have NO idea . I'm assuming it's because my hair is finally long enough, even with the shorter layers I have on top (longer layers throughout). My hair is a little longer than in my avatar (I hope - that pic was taken in November). So far, I haven't added clips but I'm going to try that tomorrow. Right now, when I'm ready to diffuse, I just sit on the end of the bed and bend over, undo my plopping mf towel, run my fingers through the roots, then begin diffusing for about 10 minutes.

So far, I've been getting good volume without clipping.
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Question though - My hair clumps all the way to the root leaving "parts" all over my head. It looks like I got a perm and it left rod marks where the hair was sectioned. Do any of you get this? How do you get rid of it!

Thanks again all - I am loving this site! At 38 years old I thought I had tried everything, but I have learned so many new tricks here (clapping!)
Isn't this site great?! I'm 49 and found this site a little over 3 years ago and it has done wonders for me embracing my wavy/curly hair!

As for your question - I've only been able to plop in the last few days finally (see my post above this one) and yes, I have those marks on my hair - looks like it just got done coming out of perm rods. I've been using Re:coil and Joico (Ice Whip) mousse but today just used Curl Keeper and Joico. I may try my combo in my siggy (haven't plopped with that yet) and see if I get the same marks.

After I diffuse for awhile after plopping, I run my fingers through the roots to help with the marks. After my hair is dry, I wet my hands with water and maybe a little more mousse and scrunch - that seems to help, too.
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