I'm a 2C/3A and I've found that plopping doesn't work for me either. I have very flat wavy hair when I don't follow my routine. When I use these products I get awesome soft curls.

My products:

Shampoo: Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus
Conditioner: Tre'Semme Naturals Conditioner
Leave-In: Pureology Leave-In Treatment
Gel: Curl Gel Les'C
Mousse: Nexus Phyto Organics Volumuzing Mousse
Texturizing Spray: Not You're Momma's Beach Waves Sea Salt Spray

My routine:

I apply the leave-in and gel in the shower, scrunch with a big t-shirt, I use clips in my roots while I do my make-up, once I finish my make-up I apply mousse and spray, then I pixie diffuse.

This routine leaves me with soft beautiful weightless curls and no frizz. It does take some time so I try to keep my hair for the second day.

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