Secondary plop (or a new twist on a plopped pineapple)

And on go the experiments - will they EVER stop? *lol*

On Saturday, I got a bottle of Giovanni Direct Leave In in a swap, and I was SO excited to try it out, but I didn't have time to wash my hair, nor the desire to muddle through wash day hair (which many of you know I don't favor), as I much prefer the root volume and end curl I have on day 2 and beyond, thanks to the plopped pineapple I usually do. So, I decided to test out a theory, because if it didn't work, I could always slap in some oil and throw it up in a hairstick the next day.

I started by brushing out the tangles in the bottom third of my hair. I always do this before wetting, so don't be shocked. If you're not a brusher, then don't worry about it - I just know that I need to do it.

I then filled my (clean and scrubbed) kitchen sink about halfway with cold water, then flipped my hair forward and repeatedly dipped the bottom third (whatever had been brushed and needed wetting) like I was making tea. I made sure the ends were all soaking and dripping wet. This also rinsed out any excess of product I had in my ends (where I tend to put about 80% of my gel and the like, because that's where it's needed) - I know this because just a dozen dips or so, and the water was slightly cloudy. Then I gently squeezed out the excess water, and blotted just until the dripping stopped.

I raked/smoothed in about a quarter sized blob of the GDLI (which felt really soft and light, BTW), then my FOTE and KY, and a light spritz of Tightly Wound, and then I wet brushed it all in. I was careful not to apply anything to dry hair, and I did all of this with my head still tipped down and hair forward. Then I pineappled, and after wet brushing and scrunching to get some nicely curled clumps back, I plopped into my breatheble cap for the night.

The next morning, my hair was really great - frizz free and way fewer tangles like on wash day, but root volume and end curl like multiple day hair! It was the best of both worlds! I think as long as I don't wet the hair that actually goes into my scrunchie, this will work for me. I think it will help keep my ends from getting too product-y (since I rinse a lot of the excess out), and I might even be able to go beyond 3rd day hair, which I haven't really tried because the tangles (and subsequent frizz) always got to be too much.

So whatsercurl...my little MJ and cohort in multiple day hair...when will you be able to give this one a shot and let us know if it works for you?
BB


http://www.BotticelliBotanicals.etsy.com
BSL/Mid Back, thick 3a/b

Botticelli Botanicals Meringue
Botticelli Botanicals Smoothie
Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd w/ double avocado oil and double agave
Botticelli Botanicals Lime in the Coconut Butter
I was reading this thinking I must try this. And lo and behold I'm being called out ...

ROFLOL

Really great idea. Hope my hair is long enough.

It'll have to be the weekend before I try it now. I'm out tonite and away the rest of the week.

And on go the experiments - will they EVER stop? *lol*

On Saturday, I got a bottle of Giovanni Direct Leave In in a swap, and I was SO excited to try it out, but I didn't have time to wash my hair, nor the desire to muddle through wash day hair (which many of you know I don't favor), as I much prefer the root volume and end curl I have on day 2 and beyond, thanks to the plopped pineapple I usually do. So, I decided to test out a theory, because if it didn't work, I could always slap in some oil and throw it up in a hairstick the next day.

I started by brushing out the tangles in the bottom third of my hair. I always do this before wetting, so don't be shocked. If you're not a brusher, then don't worry about it - I just know that I need to do it.

I then filled my (clean and scrubbed) kitchen sink about halfway with cold water, then flipped my hair forward and repeatedly dipped the bottom third (whatever had been brushed and needed wetting) like I was making tea. I made sure the ends were all soaking and dripping wet. This also rinsed out any excess of product I had in my ends (where I tend to put about 80% of my gel and the like, because that's where it's needed) - I know this because just a dozen dips or so, and the water was slightly cloudy. Then I gently squeezed out the excess water, and blotted just until the dripping stopped.

I raked/smoothed in about a quarter sized blob of the GDLI (which felt really soft and light, BTW), then my FOTE and KY, and a light spritz of Tightly Wound, and then I wet brushed it all in. I was careful not to apply anything to dry hair, and I did all of this with my head still tipped down and hair forward. Then I pineappled, and after wet brushing and scrunching to get some nicely curled clumps back, I plopped into my breatheble cap for the night.

The next morning, my hair was really great - frizz free and way fewer tangles like on wash day, but root volume and end curl like multiple day hair! It was the best of both worlds! I think as long as I don't wet the hair that actually goes into my scrunchie, this will work for me. I think it will help keep my ends from getting too product-y (since I rinse a lot of the excess out), and I might even be able to go beyond 3rd day hair, which I haven't really tried because the tangles (and subsequent frizz) always got to be too much.

So whatsercurl...my little MJ and cohort in multiple day hair...when will you be able to give this one a shot and let us know if it works for you?
Originally Posted by BotticelliBabe
Current Products: CJ Products: CF, DF, CT, SG, AFG, CIAB AND CK is back!
Current Experiment: S&C by D

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Sulphate and cone free since July 2007

wavy/curly fine texture/medium porosity/medium-low density

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I was reading this thinking I must try this. And lo and behold I'm being called out ...

ROFLOL

Really great idea. Hope my hair is long enough.

It'll have to be the weekend before I try it now. I'm out tonite and away the rest of the week.
Originally Posted by whatsercurl
Yeah - as I was doing it, I was thinking "I have to remember this in case it works, cuz whatsercurl is gonna want to know about it!"


Since your hair is shorter than mine, maybe pineapple first and then dip just the ends before you get to your scrunchie. Remember to stop dipping well before you get to your scrunchie, because some water will wick towards your scalp naturally, and if you get it too wet, the roots and ends will be dry and you'll have a wet section in the middle. *lol* Of course, that could always be fixed with a little pixiecurling, too.

I remembered you saying that one of the reasons you decided to finally wash after that 8 or 9 day experiment was because your hair was feeling producty. I thought this might help your ends stay cleaner and help you keep your multiple day volume, too. It certainly worked for me!
BB


http://www.BotticelliBotanicals.etsy.com
BSL/Mid Back, thick 3a/b

Botticelli Botanicals Meringue
Botticelli Botanicals Smoothie
Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd w/ double avocado oil and double agave
Botticelli Botanicals Lime in the Coconut Butter
I think it could help me make it into the two week no-wash zone.

Thanks for thinking of me!!!
Current Products: CJ Products: CF, DF, CT, SG, AFG, CIAB AND CK is back!
Current Experiment: S&C by D

Curl Fix and Daily Fix are my HGs


Sulphate and cone free since July 2007

wavy/curly fine texture/medium porosity/medium-low density

http://public.fotki.com/whatsercurl/

PW: wavycurly

Seek not to change the world. Rather seek to change your mind about the world.
Oooooh what a great idea, I must try this! PS; i LOOOVE the flous sack towels. Much less fuzziness then the MF towels!
*Justine*
3a/M/ii with some 2c thrown in some days just below shoulders (growing to mid back)
CGish since 6/8/08 -- one low sulfate wash on 6/7 Completely CG since 8/8/08
Loving Lavender mist, CG "Glisten to Me" spray, KBB hair milk and KCCC
Currently Trying Pink Boots, Tightly Wound, KBB, Kenra condish and anything else I can get my hot little PJ hands on.
http://s108.photobucket.com/albums/n.../Curly%20Hair/
THERE YOU ARE, Jlow! I was wondering were you had gotten off to! Glad the flour sack towels are working out for you - I still love them, too!

Anyway, yeah - anybody who tries this, make sure you post results! I did it again last night, and it turned out even better because I left even more water in my hair before putting in the GDLI, and I used Melting Gel, too, so it turned out great!
BB


http://www.BotticelliBotanicals.etsy.com
BSL/Mid Back, thick 3a/b

Botticelli Botanicals Meringue
Botticelli Botanicals Smoothie
Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd w/ double avocado oil and double agave
Botticelli Botanicals Lime in the Coconut Butter
Then I pineappled, and after wet brushing and scrunching to get some nicely curled clumps back, I plopped into my breatheble cap for the night.
Originally Posted by BotticelliBabe
I know this thread is OLD, but I'm intrigued by the "breathable cap" reference! Anybody know what that refers to? I shower at night and have been trying to figure out how to plop overnight, and that sure sounds like it might work (if I knew what it was and where to look for it!)
I use a snood. I have read of people using a hairnet - probably similar to the link posted above.
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
LI: KCKT or CJSL
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.

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