Anyone Plop/Tshirt/Towel Dry THEN apply product?

Does anyone do this?

I feel like the towel gets all of my product and i get some fuzzies. Stright air dry, not hardly any towel works best but winter is coming.... and i'd hate to have to have to blow dry all the way.

curly haired people must be meant to live in warm climates....
not to mention when the wind starts up... what the heck will i do then???
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I've been having pretty decent success applying my products at night and plopping overnight with a microfiber towel. That way, I dont have to leave the house with wet hair, nor do I have to blowdry. When I take the towel off in the mornings, my hair is about 90-95% dry. All I have to do is take the towel out, shake my head around a little bit and go!
Vanessa
CG since 9/2007
www.DixonJewelryAndMore.etsy.com
http://public.fotki.com/sessac1981/
http://DixonJewelryAndMore.blogspot.com/

medium texture; slightly porous

Currently loving:
anything from CJ, KBB Luscious Locks Hair Mask, Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner, CHS Tweek
Does anyone do this?

I feel like the towel gets all of my product and i get some fuzzies. Stright air dry, not hardly any towel works best but winter is coming.... and i'd hate to have to have to blow dry all the way.

curly haired people must be meant to live in warm climates....
not to mention when the wind starts up... what the heck will i do then???
Originally Posted by Confusedcurl
I have tried plopping first and then putting in products and my hair comes out SOOOO much worse than if I put products in soaking wet hair first and then plop -- it's a BIG difference. I really lose all the clumping and curl definion if I plop before products. If I feel like I've lost some product in the towel, I just apply a little more when I take the towel off. Are you using a microfiber towel? This is what I use and I don't get any fuzzies.

As far as wind -- I don't think there's much anyone can do about that. I think windy days are a good time for cute updos and ponytails.

I've been having pretty decent success applying my products at night and plopping overnight with a microfiber towel. That way, I dont have to leave the house with wet hair, nor do I have to blowdry. When I take the towel off in the mornings, my hair is about 90-95% dry. All I have to do is take the towel out, shake my head around a little bit and go!
Originally Posted by sessac81
I have been wanting to try this, but don't have the nerve to try it on a work day and haven't managed yet to have the time at night on a weekend. What's your hair type and length? Do your curls come out shaped ok? I'm afraid mine would come out shaped all weird with a really flat top.
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I've been plopping prior to putting in products for quite awhile now. After I have all my hair pointing towards the floor, I spray it with a spray bottle to make sure it's moist enough, otherwise the curls don't clump as well. HTH
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I've been plopping prior to putting in products for quite awhile now. After I have all my hair pointing towards the floor, I spray it with a spray bottle to make sure it's moist enough, otherwise the curls don't clump as well. HTH
Originally Posted by Doodles
I've tried wetting my hair down again after plopping and then adding products, but then I feel like I'm adding more drying time and taking away some of the benefits of plopping. I have to get my hair pretty wet to get good clumping.
http://public.fotki.com/msgiblet/ - pw: gibber -- Pics Added 7/10/11
Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

Countess Balashi of Divi Beach in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

um, i add in set it free sometimes...does that count?
I've been plopping prior to putting in products for quite awhile now. After I have all my hair pointing towards the floor, I spray it with a spray bottle to make sure it's moist enough, otherwise the curls don't clump as well. HTH
Originally Posted by Doodles
I've tried wetting my hair down again after plopping and then adding products, but then I feel like I'm adding more drying time and taking away some of the benefits of plopping. I have to get my hair pretty wet to get good clumping.
Originally Posted by msgiblet
Forgot to mention that I wet my hair down before I plop...not sure if that was clear
2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

Growing out a pixie as of November 2013

Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

Product Junkie that keeps falling off the wagon!
I have been wanting to try this, but don't have the nerve to try it on a work day and haven't managed yet to have the time at night on a weekend. What's your hair type and length? Do your curls come out shaped ok? I'm afraid mine would come out shaped all weird with a really flat top.
My hair is about an inch or two from my bra strap and I have 3b curls (I think) My curls look pretty good afterwards. I've noticed there's a lot less frizz than when I apply products and blow dry in the mornings ( I dont have patience for air drying... it takes entirely too long ). The first time I did it, my crown was really flat, so the second time, I put clips in at the roots and it wasnt too bad.

Here are a couple pics from last Friday when I plopped overnight:

http://public.fotki.com/sessac1981/h...200710262.html

http://public.fotki.com/sessac1981/h...200710263.html
Vanessa
CG since 9/2007
www.DixonJewelryAndMore.etsy.com
http://public.fotki.com/sessac1981/
http://DixonJewelryAndMore.blogspot.com/

medium texture; slightly porous

Currently loving:
anything from CJ, KBB Luscious Locks Hair Mask, Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner, CHS Tweek
I've been plopping prior to putting in products for quite awhile now. After I have all my hair pointing towards the floor, I spray it with a spray bottle to make sure it's moist enough, otherwise the curls don't clump as well. HTH
Originally Posted by Doodles
I've tried wetting my hair down again after plopping and then adding products, but then I feel like I'm adding more drying time and taking away some of the benefits of plopping. I have to get my hair pretty wet to get good clumping.
Originally Posted by msgiblet
Forgot to mention that I wet my hair down before I plop...not sure if that was clear
Originally Posted by Doodles
I was understanding that your hair was wet before you plop, but then you spray it down after plopping to get it more moist before putting in products. Is that right? Maybe I'm just not getting it - my brain feels like it's in slow motion today. Anyway, that is what I had tried and my hair just needs to be really wet when I put products in, so trying to do it after plopping didn't work for me. I really need to experiment with the overnight plopping and see if it works sometime just to cut down on drying time. I have a very strong feeling that I wouldn't be able to sleep.
http://public.fotki.com/msgiblet/ - pw: gibber -- Pics Added 7/10/11
Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

Countess Balashi of Divi Beach in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

I've been plopping prior to putting in products for quite awhile now. After I have all my hair pointing towards the floor, I spray it with a spray bottle to make sure it's moist enough, otherwise the curls don't clump as well. HTH
Originally Posted by Doodles
I've tried wetting my hair down again after plopping and then adding products, but then I feel like I'm adding more drying time and taking away some of the benefits of plopping. I have to get my hair pretty wet to get good clumping.
Originally Posted by msgiblet
Forgot to mention that I wet my hair down before I plop...not sure if that was clear
Originally Posted by Doodles
I was understanding that your hair was wet before you plop, but then you spray it down after plopping to get it more moist before putting in products. Is that right? Maybe I'm just not getting it - my brain feels like it's in slow motion today. Anyway, that is what I had tried and my hair just needs to be really wet when I put products in, so trying to do it after plopping didn't work for me. I really need to experiment with the overnight plopping and see if it works sometime just to cut down on drying time. I have a very strong feeling that I wouldn't be able to sleep.
Originally Posted by msgiblet
No, I don't spray it down after plopping. It's moist enough for my products, especially now that I'm starting to use a leave-in again. I tried plopping overnight once....it was uncomfortable and the turban/t-shirt ended up falling off at some point in my sleep.
2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

Growing out a pixie as of November 2013

Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

Product Junkie that keeps falling off the wagon!
I've tried it both ways and right now I prefer to plop first and then add the smallest amount of product I can get away with. I think this helps my hair dry faster. I only plop for about 5-10 minutes so my hair is still wet when I add the product....usually just curl cream or gel depending on my mood.

Michelle
i've been putting products in prior to plopping - and obviously products on soaking wet hair. so i've no real input on that, but on the topic of overnight plopping that someone mentioned...

here were my results the other day with products to soaking wet hair, plop, sleeping-plopped over night, and voilŗ - next day hair

i've been putting products in prior to plopping - and obviously products on soaking wet hair. so i've no real input on that, but on the topic of overnight plopping that someone mentioned...

here were my results the other day with products to soaking wet hair, plop, sleeping-plopped over night, and voilŗ - next day hair

Originally Posted by emmÍler
How the hell did you do that? lol Seriously, I can't keep my MF turban or t-shirt on my head for the life of me. I've also tried spreading my hair out over my pillow but I must just be a restless sleeper.
2A/2B, fine, normal porosity

Growing out a pixie as of November 2013

Shampoo: Elucence MBS & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Conditioner: Elucence MBC & Renpure Originals Argan Oil
Leave-in: CJ BeautiCurls
Stylers: BA gel & AG Re:coil

Product Junkie that keeps falling off the wagon!
emmÍler, your curls are beautiful!
Vanessa
CG since 9/2007
www.DixonJewelryAndMore.etsy.com
http://public.fotki.com/sessac1981/
http://DixonJewelryAndMore.blogspot.com/

medium texture; slightly porous

Currently loving:
anything from CJ, KBB Luscious Locks Hair Mask, Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner, CHS Tweek
i've actually been plopping with a regular cotton pillow case (hello kitty to be specific!) as i didn't get around to buying a MF towel until today. the pillow case isn't nearly as absorbent, but one does what one has to in a pinch.

it probably helps though that i sleep on my stomach and don't really toss or turn. if i slept on my back i'm sure the knot on the end would be something less than comfortable.

and thanks sessac81!
i've actually been plopping with a regular cotton pillow case (hello kitty to be specific!) as i didn't get around to buying a MF towel until today. the pillow case isn't nearly as absorbent, but one does what one has to in a pinch.

it probably helps though that i sleep on my stomach and don't really toss or turn. if i slept on my back i'm sure the knot on the end would be something less than comfortable.

and thanks sessac81!
Originally Posted by emmÍler
WOW! Your hair looks fabulous. Now you're really making me want to plop overnight. I think I'm a restless sleeper, though, so I can't imagine it's going to be comfortable. Plus, I plunk in a MF towel identical to the Jessicurl video, so I have the towel rolls on the side of my head and I'm sure that would be uncomfortable to sleep on.
http://public.fotki.com/msgiblet/ - pw: gibber -- Pics Added 7/10/11
Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

Countess Balashi of Divi Beach in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

Somebody needs to design and sell a microfiber cap like an oversize shower cap for plopping.....I bet I could sleep in something like that although it might be tough keeping it on.

Michelle
I plunk in a MF towel identical to the Jessicurl video, so I have the towel rolls on the side of my head and I'm sure that would be uncomfortable to sleep on.
I plunk in the JC towel as well. It's really not that uncomfortable. I normally sleep on my stomach or sides, so the knot in the back doesnt bother me at all. Sometimes, the rolls on the side can get annoying, but I just move my head around until it kind of pushes the roll into my pillow, then I'm fine. Does that make sense?
Vanessa
CG since 9/2007
www.DixonJewelryAndMore.etsy.com
http://public.fotki.com/sessac1981/
http://DixonJewelryAndMore.blogspot.com/

medium texture; slightly porous

Currently loving:
anything from CJ, KBB Luscious Locks Hair Mask, Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner, CHS Tweek
I have been wanting to try this, but don't have the nerve to try it on a work day and haven't managed yet to have the time at night on a weekend. What's your hair type and length? Do your curls come out shaped ok? I'm afraid mine would come out shaped all weird with a really flat top.
My hair is about an inch or two from my bra strap and I have 3b curls (I think) My curls look pretty good afterwards. I've noticed there's a lot less frizz than when I apply products and blow dry in the mornings ( I dont have patience for air drying... it takes entirely too long ). The first time I did it, my crown was really flat, so the second time, I put clips in at the roots and it wasnt too bad.

Here are a couple pics from last Friday when I plopped overnight:

http://public.fotki.com/sessac1981/h...200710262.html

http://public.fotki.com/sessac1981/h...200710263.html
Originally Posted by sessac81
Your hair came really great with the overnight plopping. Did you leave the clips in overnight or do them in the morning? I know my clips wouldn't stay put all night - I'm doing good if I get them in good enough for them to stay put in the morning!

I plunk in the JC towel as well. It's really not that uncomfortable. I normally sleep on my stomach or sides, so the knot in the back doesnt bother me at all. Sometimes, the rolls on the side can get annoying, but I just move my head around until it kind of pushes the roll into my pillow, then I'm fine. Does that make sense?
Originally Posted by sessac81
Yes, it made perfect sense. I'm just glad you understood what I was talking about!
http://public.fotki.com/msgiblet/ - pw: gibber -- Pics Added 7/10/11
Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

Countess Balashi of Divi Beach in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

so i tried the microfiber towel before product.... no go for me. Ruined the shape, but not too bad frizz-wise

i think my best bet will always be air-dry, but i since winter is on the way I will plop with the microfiber towel then partially diffuse dry i think. Hoping to do this every other day (2nd day hair may have to often be in the form of a ponytail/updo.... )
3b, and increasingly c pieces... my curls will always be a little confused, but that is just fine!
http://public.fotki.com/confusedcurl/
PW: naturallycurly

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