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View Poll Results: Whats the best kind of towel to use for plopping?
micro-fiber towel 8 34.78%
regular bath towel 0 0%
t-shirt 11 47.83%
silk towel or sheet or something (dont actually know if thats an option) 0 0%
other--please specify below 4 17.39%
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Old 03-02-2006, 07:20 PM   #1
 
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Default Whats the best kind of towel to use for plopping?

So... what works best for you? and can you tell why (dries fastest, etc.) also if you have tried multiple things, tell the differences (one gives clumpier curls, etc.)
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Old 03-02-2006, 07:28 PM   #2
 
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i voted tee-shirt because for me, it's easiest to tie in a knot at the nape of my neck. when i used a microfiber towel to plop i used to secure it with a hairtie.

i do still scrunch with the microfiber towel first, then plop in the tee-shirt. i found that using something separate for scrunching and plopping makes my hair dry faster because i'm not plopping into something that's already soaked.
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Old 03-03-2006, 03:28 AM   #3
 
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Same as Pixiecurl, t-shirt is easier to tie for me. I secure the microfiber towel with a hair clip when I use it too.

I also scrunch all the drips out and sometimes plop for a few minutes in the microfiber towel until it's soaked and then I change to the dry t-shirt.
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Old 03-04-2006, 01:48 AM   #4
 
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Yay! I'm the first "Other" vote!!

I use a camp towel. I think it's made with viscose or something. I don't know. I bought it for camping but found out that it's great for my hair and I love that it dries quickly! I've never used anything else except your regular terry towel. Except sometimes I change my shirt while my hair is drying (but out of a towel) and I scrunch my hair a little as I take off my t-shirt!
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Old 03-04-2006, 02:39 AM   #5
 
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I use the new Curl Ease towel. It's bigger and light weight. It also dries hair faster.
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I use the new Curl Ease towel. It's bigger and light weight. It also dries hair faster.
Ditto.
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Old 03-05-2006, 09:29 AM   #7
 
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I use a regular long sleeved t-shirt. I find that the long sleeves help me to tie it more securely to my head.
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Old 03-06-2006, 10:53 AM   #8
 
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When I was plopping, I used a large T-shirt as it was big enough to hold all my hair and has a very smooth surface to keep the frizz down.

What's a Curl Ease towel?
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Old 03-06-2006, 11:36 AM   #9
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I am curious too about the curl ease towel that has been mentioned. This is all I can find on it - and I am too lazy to call :P


New towel from Curl-ease
January 2006
Now there's a towel especially for curly girls and guys. The new Curl-ease towel is a patent-pending product that dries curly hair quickly without damaging the natural shape of the curl. It dries hair in 10 to 20 minutes. For more information, call 1-888-692-8757.

ETA: http://www.curlease.com/
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Old 03-06-2006, 11:52 AM   #10
 
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there's a pretty good thread about curl-ease on the product review board.
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Old 03-06-2006, 03:33 PM   #11
 
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I love my long-sleeve tee!
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Quote:
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Yay! I'm the first "Other" vote!!

I use a camp towel. I think it's made with viscose or something. I don't know. I bought it for camping but found out that it's great for my hair and I love that it dries quickly! I've never used anything else except your regular terry towel. Except sometimes I change my shirt while my hair is drying (but out of a towel) and I scrunch my hair a little as I take off my t-shirt!
Viscose is another name for rayon. Ha. I've never seen a rayon towel! But it would be a similar principle to the polyester microfiber towels.
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Old 03-07-2006, 11:03 AM   #13
 
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Thanks for the info Pixie and Kimbercurl!
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