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Old 08-03-2007, 09:15 PM   #1
 
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How the hek do you sleep? I tried and it kind of works itself loose some. It also makes it hard to sleep on my side. It makes my hair look georgous. I just can't make it all night.
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How the hek do you sleep? I tried and it kind of works itself loose some. It also makes it hard to sleep on my side. It makes my hair look georgous. I just can't make it all night.
Hehe. Yes, it's tough. Have you been doing it for a while? I ultimately got used to it. Or maybe I just slept so poorly a few nights in a row that my exhaustion caught up with me and I started sleeping better.
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Old 08-03-2007, 11:23 PM   #3
 
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lately when i plop at night, i tie mine up in a do-rag 40s style and it seems to stay put.

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lately when i plop at night, i tie mine up in a do-rag 40s style and it seems to stay put.

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I find it's more comfy for sleeping if I plop into a long-sleeve cotton T-shirt than into my MF towel -- it's less bulky. I wrap the sleeves around my head and tie, and close with a hair elastic if I need to.
I think it depends on how you sleep. If you sleep on your back, you have to try to tie the thing so there isn't extra bulk under your neck to bother you. I'm a side sleeper and somehow I can do it pretty comfortably. I think having a very soft smooshy old down pillow under my head helps, too.
Good luck finding a comfortable plopping technique!
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Plopping at night tends to make my hair slightly stringy...pull the curl straight on some parts and very curly on others. I usually just shower in the morning instead (since I have the time)....
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I don't plop at nite, but I get good results if I wash at night and then diffuse/airdry till almost dry, then pineapple it. In the AM, I just lightly scrunch and ruffle the roots a bit. Sometimes the front looks odd when I do this, so I'll pin back the front parts and it looks cute.
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lately when i plop at night, i tie mine up in a do-rag 40s style and it seems to stay put.

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Same here, doesn't budge a bit.
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lately when i plop at night, i tie mine up in a do-rag 40s style and it seems to stay put.

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Same here, doesn't budge a bit.
Seriously, I want details!
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I scrunch my hair into the main part of a long sleeved t-shirt, then tie the sleeves together once in the back by the nape of my neck, and then again above my forehead. It was a little uncomfortable at first, but beauty equals pain, right?
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I'm not sure if Mayim and I are on the same page with plopping, but here is a picture of how my t-shirt looks on my head, from behind:

http://public.fotki.com/dominicanahe...oconutoil.html

I tie it up like it's a doorag, nice and firm on the back of my head.
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:06 AM   #13
 
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i'm awfully late responding to this, but i'll see if i can try to explain.

i use a floursack cloth - square shape - fold in 1/2 one time so it's a triangle.

put the cloth on whatever surface you're using (toilet seat is often where i do it) with the point of the triangle facing you.

bend over and accordion hair onto cloth, with the end of the triangle close to your forehead.

bring the back (straight edge of triangle) up and over the back of your head and the two corners forward in front of the point at your forehead and tie them in a square knot over the point.

stand up and pull up point an tie corners in another square knot in front of it.

you end up with something vaguely rosie the riveter or carmen miranda style.

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