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It’s ironic, but true: A soft, fluffy towel is too rough for curly hair, as it has fibers that both disrupt the curl pattern, and contribute to frizz. That’s why curlies, coilies, and wavies in-the-know use a microfiber or t-shirt towel or plop with a t-shirt to dry their hair. Have you heard of plopping with a lingerie bag? Neither had we, until a resourceful CurlTalk member shared it in a post.
“I think that most of us who are trying to embrace our curls experience endless amounts of frustration in trying to figure out what works, and eliminate what doesn't,” said CurlyJennyD. Among her discoveries: A lingerie wash bag that’s used to protect delicate clothing also protects her delicate 3A/B (+2C) curls. It allows for curl definition, and a more thorough drying of her hair, compared to plopping with a t-shirt.
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Here’s how to plop with a lingerie wash bag:
- Instead of placing your hair in a t-shirt, plop it into a rectangle lingerie wash bag.
- Keep the bag on your head with an alligator clip to close it.
- If the bag is too long, tie a knot at the bottom of the bag to reduce the plopping area. This should give you a closer cup.
Will you give it a try? Please share your reaction and your own breakthroughs below.