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Old 07-27-2009, 05:13 AM   #21
 
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Same here, melon head. My Curlease won't work to wrap all the way around. I'm trying it right now just wrapped in the back and tied off with a scrunchie, but I don't know if it will be good enough.
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Alright, where do I get a towel that'll work for this method??
Yeah, mine wont. Mines a rectangle and wont fold into a workable triangle.
I am with you-I have the curlease.

I did do a modified version this am using my wonky shaped triangle...but only for about 5 minutes.
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I'm curious - is there a reason the triangle/wrapping around the head and fastening at the front are beneficial? Does it have something to do with where the pressure is placed?
It makes a nice tight wrap which holds the curls firmly in place without shifting, which is especially beneficial if you plan to sleep in it. You could certainly tie it in the back, but you won't get the tightness and that could also be uncomfortable when you sleep.
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Alright, where do I get a towel that'll work for this method??
Yeah, mine wont. Mines a rectangle and wont fold into a workable triangle.
I am with you-I have the curlease.

I did do a modified version this am using my wonky shaped triangle...but only for about 5 minutes.
I folded my Curlease in half and made a good triangle but then I didn't have enough towel left for the ends to make it around to the top. I ended up having to plop my regular ol' way.
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Yeah, mine wont. Mines a rectangle and wont fold into a workable triangle.
I am with you-I have the curlease.

I did do a modified version this am using my wonky shaped triangle...but only for about 5 minutes.
I folded my Curlease in half and made a good triangle but then I didn't have enough towel left for the ends to make it around to the top. I ended up having to plop my regular ol' way.
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I'm curious - is there a reason the triangle/wrapping around the head and fastening at the front are beneficial? Does it have something to do with where the pressure is placed?
It makes a nice tight wrap which holds the curls firmly in place without shifting, which is especially beneficial if you plan to sleep in it. You could certainly tie it in the back, but you won't get the tightness and that could also be uncomfortable when you sleep.
In my attempt, I did notice that it had the potential to be nicely snug for overnight plopping. Also, it seemed more secure on my scalp overall instead of having the slight pouch or air pocket I would sometimes get with my standard towel tying method. I did like how this method made a tighter, more secure plop. I just have to deal with the head circumference thing.
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A few ladies have told me they use their Curlease to scrunch all the extra water out, then switched to a dry flour sack towel for the plopping part, which apparently has worked very well for them.
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Thanks for posting this! I'm giving it a shot right now with one of my flour sack towels. : )
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I tried it just now. I don't think plopping works for me, my hair got all tangled and now it looks dreadful.
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A few ladies have told me they use their Curlease to scrunch all the extra water out, then switched to a dry flour sack towel for the plopping part, which apparently has worked very well for them.

That's what I've been doing...for anyone who has the Curlease and can't plop, I went to bed bath and beyond and bought a pack of four flour sack towels for 10 bucks, they work pretty well
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Oh I can plop with the curl Ease, I just cant Strutt
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Yep - I cannot Strutt either (with the curlease).
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Well, birds of a feather plop together!
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It's easy to Strutt. Come play with me in Florida and I'll show you how
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:32 AM   #35
 
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I can Strutt Plop - I just can't get to do it in Florida! I've been using this technique for over a year, and it works really well. The flour sack is secure enough for me to sleep in and I have been known to plop for 20 hours.
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Well, birds of a feather plop together!
It's easy to Strutt. Come play with me in Florida and I'll show you how
on my way!!!!!!

I need a video for everything these days.......I think my flour sack is too small for the triangle and all this HAIR!
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Well, birds of a feather plop together!
It's easy to Strutt. Come play with me in Florida and I'll show you how
on my way!!!!!!

I need a video for everything these days.......I think my flour sack is too small for the triangle and all this HAIR!
Maybe I need to make a trip to florida...lol.

I'm at the point that if I my hair keeps it's act up I'm going to cut it all off very short. I tried to Strutt again and failed miserably. I just cannot do anything right!!!
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thank you for this post! i've been trying to figure out a comfortable way to plop overnight and i think this is it. i too have a melon head and i cut up an old cotton knit dress to make a giant plopping towel.
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thank you for this post! i've been trying to figure out a comfortable way to plop overnight and i think this is it. i too have a melon head and i cut up an old cotton knit dress to make a giant plopping towel.
Now that's an idea... wonder if I've got a shirt I can sacrifice for this... *ponders*
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