What is plopping?

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Plopping is a technique that curly girls use to define their curls. Basically, you use a towel or a t-shirt to gather your curls and "plop" them on top of your head. Then you let them dry inside the towel or t-shirt overnight, or for our a couple of hours. Release your hair and let the rest air dry. 

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“Plopping” is a method of helping to create curl structure prior to diffusing or air drying, and the method has become a favorite among members.  Here's some more info:

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