And... at my Deva cut yesterday she got volume/height and of course I told her I can never duplicate it. She asked what I normally do.
So I said, products in the shower, scrunch and then plop. Well she stopped me and said with my curl pattern that perhaps the plopping was flattening my curls. She told me to clip the crown and then diffuse to "set" the gel. Then to air dry, diffuse later on if I needed to before I finished my hair.
Worth a try, I've been plopping after every shower,
2C * Normal Porosity * Medium Density * Chin Length
Still playing with products ( using mostly Deva right now)
altho i do plop occasionally while i apply moisturizer, they're never my best hair days. it's always better if i just scrunch some water out with curlease towel, and let it air dry.
3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!! sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine
Plopping works well for me and helps give me lift, but it can't be for too long. 20-30 minutes max. Plop, scrunch, clip the crown with claw clips (duckbill clips flatten my hair and make weird marks), air dry then diffuse dry for a few minutes, scrunch.
Jeepy, I dont plop, and I do just the opposite of you; I diffused, then clip, with the roller jaw clips. I HATE metal clips, they never worked well for me, and with my hair getting silver, I think they would slide right out. Are you still using LALSG?
Last edited by Myrna; 04-07-2014 at 08:53 AM.