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Old 08-03-2009, 05:30 PM   #41
 
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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*
do you have an 'op-shop' or secondhand shop near by.. you should be able to pick up a t-shirt or dress or something pretty cheap
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:01 PM   #42
 
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just got some flour sacks at walmart tonight!i practiced on dry hair as soon as i got home. i am gonna take a shower and try to overnight plop this way now!

if i get the gist of it tonight i can make a video for all the visual people in a day or so!!

i will say it looks a little better than the way i do it, (no way to even explain my version of the plop.)

I think you saw me do it once in your shop though, tiffany

wish me luck!
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i will say it looks a little better than the way i do it, (no way to even explain my version of the plop.)

I think you saw me do it once in your shop though, tiffany
I did. I seem to recall it involved a vegetable rubber band?

How did it go?
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Old 08-07-2009, 08:28 PM   #44
 
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not a veggie rubberband! it was one of those rubberband headbands!

it went well! and i am thinking of maybe tiedying my flour sacks so i wont look so much like aunt jemima though!

if anyone wants a video let me know, and i will try to make one (not sure of the angles i should use though!)
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Old 08-07-2009, 09:11 PM   #45
 
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I was unable to plop before I tried this version. I use my curlease and haven't had a problem. I don't get an exact triangle, folded in half length wise I have plenty of towel to wrap around my not so small noggin. I had all but given up on ploping until now.
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Veggie rubber bands sounded much more interesting...
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Bumping and subscribing. I want to try this! Also, for those that have BSL when dry and WL when pulled straight....were you able to use the fluor sack towels? They looked too small to me. If not what did you use?

@misfitcurls: Did you ever do a video?
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:20 AM   #48
 
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I just got my flour sack towels today and tried this method on dry hair and it works! I'd been previously using a t-shirt to plop, which worked well but not so much for sleeping. I came up with an overnight method for plopping but I found that my hair moved around too much. So this is definitely something I will try tonight since it's so secure and flat all around so sleeping shouldn't be uncomfortable.

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Ha! This is exactly how I plop, but with a smaller triangle, because I don't have anything to make a larger one.

ETA: oops, read too fast. I fasten it at the back like a bandana because I sleep on my sides.
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I've had quite a few people ask me how to do the LCLF plop method since so many of my clients have had success with it. I eventually would like to have some YouTubes going to demonstrate some of my methods, but for now, a written description will have to do

a. Take a large curly-friendly towel, measuring at least 16” by 29”, and fold it in half on the diagonal so that it looks like a large triangle.

b. Place the triangle on a low flat surface, such as a countertop or toilet seat, with the point, or tail, away from you and the long flat side running horizontally closest to you.

c. With your head upside down, carefully gather your curls in a loose ponytail on top of your head (do not twist them). Now, “accordion”, or scrunch the curls up to the top of your head as you lower your head down onto the plop towel. Aim to place the edge of the long side of the plop towel right over your front hair line.

d. Press your head firmly against the plop towel to anchor it to the surface so that it doesn’t move, scrunching your curls firmly against the top of your head as you do so.

e. Take the tail of the plop towel with your left hand and pull it backwards to cover the back of your head, covering the nape of your neck.

f. Holding the tail firmly, reach over with your right hand and grab the righthand point of the plop towel and pull it tightly to the left over the tail so that it is now on the left side of your neck.

g. Holding the right-hand point securely over the tail, grab the left-hand point and pull it towards the right side of your neck.

h. Take the left and right points and pull them snugly up and around the sides of your head to the top of your head, then tie them tightly on the top of your head (in the front towards the forehead) in a small knot. Tuck the tail carefully underneath if the excess fabric covering your neck is bothersome.

Have fun! And let me know how it works for you!

Thanks, Struttswife!! I didn't think plopping was for me but I tried this for the second time this morning and I love the results.
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oh i want to try this! i hope they still sell flour sack cloths at wallys!
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I would also like to try this. I have had issues with plopping and getting "flat top", anyone else have this issue? Anyhoo i think it's just cause my hair falls to the side in a reg plop. Hopefull this one will work! I only have a curlease so I might try with that tomorrow but will most likely have to invest in some flour sack towels as i have a huge head.
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I realize this is a bump but I stumbled onto this thread being mentioned in another thread recently and just wanted to say that I'm anxious to get my towels so I can try it.

I realize several of you said that your towels weren't big enough for this method, your amount of hair and/or your head size, but I have no doubt these towels would do the trick for nearly any of you and I'm told they are very absorbent and don't snag at all:
http://www.crateandbarrel.com/kitche...towels/s215449

I'll update when mine get here and I try this method. I can't wait as I'm tired of coming out of a 12 hour plop with still wet hair because the tshirts I've been using just don't absorb any water at all.
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I've been plopping the LCLF way and didn't even know it !
I use a microfiber towel I picked up in the carwash section @ Home Depot. It's about 24" square and works great. I tie it in back since the "tails" are not long enough to wrap to the front but otherwise I do it just the same.
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I don't suppose anyone has made a video yet?? No offense, Struttswife, but I can't figure out from your directions what to do Its not you, its me. I'm just unable to visualize the process. I couldn't figure out the Jessicurl way until I saw her video, either.

Thanks everyone for all the good suggestions on where to buy the towels, today is my errand running day so I'm going to check Target, WalMart, and Home Depot, maybe TJ Maxx too, for towels. Going to Ulta too. The PJ in me wants out!!!
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:52 AM   #58
 
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This isn't me, but when I was first investigating plopping I found this video. It pretty much does exactly what Tiffany describes. There's a lot of talking at the beginning - the actual plopping demonstration is at about the 2:30 mark. HTH!

YouTube - How to Plop/Plunk Your Curly Hair
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:06 PM   #59
 
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I love this!! I've been doing it even before I discovered CG! I didn't know there were other ways to plop, but this way works amazing for me so I'm not looking for any new ways. But I've never tried doing it overnight, does that work for long-ish wavy/curly hair?
Thank you so much!!
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I realize this is a bump but I stumbled onto this thread being mentioned in another thread recently and just wanted to say that I'm anxious to get my towels so I can try it.

I realize several of you said that your towels weren't big enough for this method, your amount of hair and/or your head size, but I have no doubt these towels would do the trick for nearly any of you and I'm told they are very absorbent and don't snag at all:
Set of 3 Flour Sack Towels | Crate&Barrel

I'll update when mine get here and I try this method. I can't wait as I'm tired of coming out of a 12 hour plop with still wet hair because the tshirts I've been using just don't absorb any water at all.
I happened to be in a crate&barrel this weekend and picked these up. The size is perfect for this plopping method. And because they are square they do the triangle part. My curlease towels are rectangular so did not work at all!
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