View Poll Results: What do you use to plop?
t-shirt 16 43.24%
micro-fiber turban 14 37.84%
micro-fiber towel 7 18.92%
Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

Plopping tools

I was just curious what everyone plops their hair in.
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!
Turban. T shirt is too tricky and I end up with frizz and broken up curls on the sides of my head
I agree with IC.
I use my turban sideways. I twist sides and wrap them behind my neck and then button it closed.
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I voted t-shirt as it's my most common plopping tool.

I do use a microfiber turban sometimes, but I can't get the technique down with that as well as I can with the t-shirt. The t-shirt seems to really keep down the frizz.

Also, I always feel like the microfiber sucks product out of my hair, but I don't have any hard evidence to support that feeling. I probably just got it in my head that it would happen, and now I'm paranoid.
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Currently I am using a t-shirt and it works fine but this weekend I am going to get a microfiber turban. I've been pricing them all over town this week. Hopefully it can cut back on my frizz just a bit.
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Going natural for the summer...just a dab of ArcAngell!
I have the turban and towel - I use the towel. I have yet to try a t-shirt, but I keep saying I'm going too.

Ab-star: Your hair is gorgeous!! I ALSO want my hair just like that (today's pics). You just convinced me to try fast food!
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Ab-star: Your hair is gorgeous!! I ALSO want my hair just like that (today's pics). You just convinced me to try fast food!
Originally Posted by 2happy
Thanks!! Definitely try it, I love it!!
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Going natural for the summer...just a dab of ArcAngell!
I use a cotton sarong. I couldn't figure out how to get it to work with a t-shirt, but I'm definitely happy with the sarong.
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None of the above- I normally use the CurlEase towel.

I ocassionaly use a t-shirt, but only for a few days after dyeing (don't want to turn my white towel orange!).
Brooklyn, NY

Hair: 3A/B, Underlayer of 2B
HG products:
Winter- Giovanni Tea Tree (co-wash) & 50/50 (condish); Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Leave-In; Curls Milkshake & Quenched Curls; Re:coil; BRHG
Summer: DevaCurl No Poo & OneC; CK; Re:coil; BRHG; Honey!!!

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None of the above- I normally use the CurlEase towel.

I ocassionaly use a t-shirt, but only for a few days after dyeing (don't want to turn my white towel orange!).
Originally Posted by Gemini13
ROFL! Yup, I've stained a few of hubby's tshirts after coloring my hair. Oops!

Question about the CurlEase towel: Is it not microfiber? What's the difference?
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pw - jack

Going natural for the summer...just a dab of ArcAngell!
None of the above- I normally use the CurlEase towel.

I ocassionaly use a t-shirt, but only for a few days after dyeing (don't want to turn my white towel orange!).
Originally Posted by Gemini13
ROFL! Yup, I've stained a few of hubby's tshirts after coloring my hair. Oops!

Question about the CurlEase towel: Is it not microfiber? What's the difference?
Originally Posted by Ab-star
Was wondering the same! :P
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!
None of the above- I normally use the CurlEase towel.

I ocassionaly use a t-shirt, but only for a few days after dyeing (don't want to turn my white towel orange!).
Originally Posted by Gemini13
ROFL! Yup, I've stained a few of hubby's tshirts after coloring my hair. Oops!

Question about the CurlEase towel: Is it not microfiber? What's the difference?
Originally Posted by Ab-star
It's made of a different material. But from what I have read one major difference seems to be that the CurlEase does not get stiff with dried products- so obviously it's leaving them in your hair! But I've never actually used a microfiber towel myself.
Brooklyn, NY

Hair: 3A/B, Underlayer of 2B
HG products:
Winter- Giovanni Tea Tree (co-wash) & 50/50 (condish); Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Leave-In; Curls Milkshake & Quenched Curls; Re:coil; BRHG
Summer: DevaCurl No Poo & OneC; CK; Re:coil; BRHG; Honey!!!

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I have a turban and a towel and use both, but I blot rather than plop as plopping tightens my curls. 4a's don't need that
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I voted turban, but I don't use microfiber. Just regular old cheap terry turbans I get on ebay.
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Smooth stretchy tshirt for me. The one I use I never put in the dryer, I let it airdry so the texture doesn't get roughed up or picked all over. The stretchiness helps the hair cling to the head so they're even springier when I take it off. An mf towel frizzed up my hair too much, and I can't stand how they feel.
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I love my microfiber turban! My hair has been plopping great in it, and I use the outside of the long part that you twist to scrunch out crunch. It's been very helpful for me.
3B Corkscrew... I'm back on the boards now! Just got The Big Chop on Monday, pics coming soon.
I use a t-shirt, but I really want to try Scunci's turban.
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I use an old stretchy smooth shirt that has long sleeves. That way, I can wrap the sleeves around my head for a good fit/hold. Works better than a silly little MF towel. [I always hated the way those towels felt, too.]
I picked t-shirt. I tried a MF turban but I think my hair is too short or something, it kept falling out no matter how tightly I buttoned the turban. It also gave me frizz and ill-defined curls. It took me a while to get the hang of the t-shirt but now it gives me nice tight curls.
I wonder if there is a pattern here between hair types and the plopping tool of choice? I am a 3a/ 2c and I think I just read a post by someone with the same hair type who got frizz with the MF turban as well.
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