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Old 06-04-2005, 03:10 PM   #1
 
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Default How many 3c-4a's plop?

I never tried this technique but I'm curious if it's something that works for our hair type.
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Old 06-04-2005, 05:03 PM   #2
 
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I voted no.

I tried it when I was an early transitioner (it looked pretty good), but haven't tried it since, for fear that it may make my hair curlier.
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Old 06-04-2005, 06:45 PM   #3
 
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Funny, I was planning to make a most on the 3c thread about this. It seems most here plop and/or scrunch presumably to make their hair curlier(???) I know I cannot speak for all 3c's, but my hair is quite curly enough, thank you very much! In fact, I'd like to loosen my curls a little during this growing out process I'm in, so plopping probably would do the opposite. However, I did try plopping once and I must admit my curls came out really cute and full.
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Old 06-04-2005, 06:55 PM   #4
 
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Thanks guys for your response. I didn't realize it made your hair curlier. No wonder so many wavies love to dry their hair that way. I'll try it before I BC just to see what happens.
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Old 06-04-2005, 07:27 PM   #5
 
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I don't plop either. But I may try it next weekend to see what my hair looks like.
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I have before and I loved how beautiful my curls came out (and that's a big deal because my hair doesn't curl, it gets wavy). The pineapple also makes beautiful curls, but it stretches the outer hair too much.

But they weren't weighed down enough. I'm tempted though to try it again though, and then just apply more gel.
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Old 06-05-2005, 12:02 PM   #7
 
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Plopping is intended to increase curl, especially at the root, and for me, that would mean mega-shrinkage. I'm not really concerned with trying to get more curl, plus I don't like to manipulate my hair or do things to tangle it more than I have to when going for a natural look.
Some people plop to help their hair dry, but I just squeeze the water out of my hair with a microfibre towel when I get out of the shower.
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It actually made my hair flatter (I may be in the minority here). I just didn't like how short it made my hair look.
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Old 06-05-2005, 04:39 PM   #9
 
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omnigirl,

I tried to look at your pics and it said I don't have the right password. I used the password in your sig line. I would love to look at your curls, I'm always on a mission for a hair twin...
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First let me say that you have an adorable baby! I love kids with curls.

The password worked fine for me. Make sure that you put a space between the two words.
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I tried plopping (with a microfiber towel and T-shirt) and it frizzed my hair. My hair does not like nor need that type of manipulation.
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First let me say that you have an adorable baby! I love kids with curls.

The password worked fine for me. Make sure that you put a space between the two words.
Thank you Omnigirl! The password works today, I must have been having a sleep-deprivation-induced-brain-damage moment. I can't quite tell, but I think we might have similar hair, or mine is a looser wave/curl. Do you brush? CG? If you don't mind... and feel like talking about your hair .
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You know what, lately I've been applying more Elucence as a leave-in after I condish wash, then wrapping in an Aquis microfiber towel while I do my makeup, etc. Then I let my hair down, apply my Biolage (R.I.P. Biolage) in sections, and diffuse dry. Now it only takes me about 10 minutes to diffuse, as opposed to 20-25 before when I would apply products to wet hair and dry. Is that a form of plopping?? I like it because it seems to elongate my 3c curls, which is odd because as others have said it seems to mostly increase curls.
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rainyday, I PMed you. [/thread hijacking]

UGurlGirl, that sounds like something I might try.
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no plopping!
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It caused shrinkage for me. So I just squeeze out the excess water with my hands. I need one of those microfiber towel thingies. Maybe when my hair gets longer it will go better.
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I plop. It helps me with clumping and with frizz control.

I'm curious. How do you that don't plop dry your hair? Does anyone diffuse? Is that clumpier than plopping?
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well i don't plop, i'm a diffuser girl. i have a bowl diffuser without the fingers that helps seal in my products and clump my curls together. i don't dry my hair with the diffuser, i just use the cool setting and then air dry the rest of the day. it helps me to define my curls and also sort of elongates the curls too compared to when i just air dry. for some reason, air drying alone makes my hair poufy and not very defined.
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I plop. It helps me with clumping and with frizz control.

I'm curious. How do you that don't plop dry your hair? Does anyone diffuse? Is that clumpier than plopping?
I squeeze water out with a microfibre towel and then after that it varies. I airdry for a while and then sometimes diffuse, sometimes use my hooded dryer, sometimes both, but I alternate heat with airdrying and start and finish drying with airdrying. Like amarilla, I don't always get consistent defined hair with airdrying only, so I use some heat, but too much gives me frizz. I'd like to airdry only sometimes so I am trying to figure it out.

My hair clumps a lot naturally and I actually want less clumping, so I can't help you with that! If plopping clumps hair, then I definitely don't need it! I have noticed that it clumps more when I comb a curl-enhancing product through it when wet, and less if I skip the product and just condition.
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