I can only plop for a little while or else the canopy of my hair gets flat and funny looking. Lately, I've been using my plop shirt to scrunch up the curls, then apply make-up, get dressed, feed the little one then blow dry w/diffuser til 75% dry (5-10 minutes). After, I'll plop the back of my head up against a pillow with my curls all pulled up on top of my head and have breakast, watch a little Blue's clues for a few minutes. This method of plop gives me volume and boosts curls, the longer I can stay prone in the position propped up against a pillow the better the curls.