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Doodles 08-12-2007 06:14 PM

Plopping and cowlicks
 
Any secret to plopping without enhancing a cowlick or baldspot looking part in the back?

wyldchildcurls 08-12-2007 07:23 PM

I am certainly not an expert on plopping - I found using a towel or t-shirt very difficult to plop with. I ended up ordering a microfibre turban and it is easy to use and get good curls all over with. I think I used to mess up my hair trying to get the towel secured on my head, with the turban it has an easy button closure so I am not fumbling around.

Kaia 08-12-2007 08:22 PM

I always have to clip my cowlick, or i look like I have a baldspot no matter what i do. I just take some hair from both sides of the cowlick and clip them together.

Yom 08-13-2007 03:32 AM

I'm sorry but what is a cowlick?? never heard of that one before..

xcptnl 08-13-2007 05:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Bailey422
I always have to clip my cowlick, or i look like I have a baldspot no matter what i do. I just take some hair from both sides of the cowlick and clip them together.

Same here - I always have to check out the back of my head to make sure that area is good to go.

LavenderCurls 08-13-2007 02:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Yomini
I'm sorry but what is a cowlick?? never heard of that one before..

It's a place (or places) on your head where the hair kinda just grows in the opposite direction of the masses :lol: .

curlqueendom:] 08-13-2007 03:56 PM

plooping seems confusing to me.... any tips?

Yom 08-13-2007 04:04 PM

aaaah!! that's makes sense

Doodles 08-14-2007 07:43 AM

What is the ideal plopping time for you ladies?

xcptnl 08-14-2007 07:57 AM

I only plop for about 10 minutes - the time it takes me get dressed. Anything longer than that and it gets ugly fast! My thinner hair can get 'formed' to the plop and thats not good!

Doodles 08-14-2007 08:26 AM

I think I'm gonna try 10 minutes today. I usually do it for 30 minutes but I want to shorten my routine time (my 4 year old will be starting preschool in a few weeks) and I'm hoping it'll keep my underside from getting straight.

CurlyChrisInTheSticks 08-15-2007 02:42 PM

I find plopping difficult, too. I removed the elastic from a cheap dollar store shower cap to get a pattern, laid it on an old t-shirt, cut it out and put elastic in it. Then I just bent over, put my hair in the t-shirt cap, made sure the hair was on top, and clipped the excess fabric in back so the hair wouldn't slide down my head. Seemed to work well. I think I need to cut back my plop time, though.

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xcptnl 08-16-2007 04:59 AM

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Originally Posted by CurlyChrisInTheSticks
I find plopping difficult, too. I removed the elastic from a cheap dollar store shower cap to get a pattern, laid it on an old t-shirt, cut it out and put elastic in it. Then I just bent over, put my hair in the t-shirt cap, made sure the hair was on top, and clipped the excess fabric in back so the hair wouldn't slide down my head. Seemed to work well. I think I need to cut back my plop time, though.

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I like that idea! I have always thought a shower cap would be good for plopping!

CurlyChrisInTheSticks 08-16-2007 05:32 AM

I was dreaming of ordering products last night, and while on jessicurl's site, found this page

http://www.jessicurl.com/Demo-Videos-p-6.html

There is a demo called plunking. She illustrates, on video, how to plop. She made it look easy, and I see what I was doing wrong. Maybe this will help you.


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