I had a really hard time getting plopping to work for me-the trick for my hair is to do it when it's drippy wet-ummmm like this

Rinse hair upside down
turn off the shower
smooth then scrunch in my product, letting water ever water comes out, go out. It's usually still pretty drippy when I'm done, hence the next step-
lay my hair on a towel on the counter (bend over and sort of set it on the towel, don't touch either one, no pressure, just set it there for a few seconds)
lay out plopping towel (I use a scunci turban; takes a bit of trial and error to figure out where to put your hair, but it works.)

stand up.

--and don't leave it too long.

20 minutes is about as long as I can plop without ending up with wonky waves.

But it does give lots more volume and curl (I have a pretty weak curl patter myself-if it air dries, it will dry nearly straight. A little encouragement though, and I get lazy spirals)
2cFii-ish with 3a moments. Always subject to change.

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