I am sure most of you that decided to read this post are thinking “WHAT”? That’s what I said when I first heard of plopping or plunking wet curly hair. I have learned an important lesson while doing some research on plopping. Curly hair looks its best when you DON’T use a regular towel to dry it. Since plopping I have found this to be true. There is something about the fibers of a regular towel that make it frizzy.
Since I started plopping I am amazed at how many people have said “your hair is really curly “. I have been doing nothing different from plopping. I usually plop my hair for 20 minutes let it down and then blow dry my bangs. Everything else continues to air dry.
On the first video I watched about plopping they used a long sleeve t-shirt. Since I live in Florida and don’t own one of those I decided to make my own towel out of some knit fabric I had laying around. This is what it looks like. It is a single layer of the knit but you could cut two pieces and sew them together for a thicker towel. My hair would be considered medium length and thick, the single layer works fine for me.
This morning while I was getting ready to work out in my yard I thought to myself “I am tired of sand getting in my hair every time I work outside”. Then it dawned on me, why not use my plopping method to keep my hair clean while gardening. My plop worked great!
Here is a great video on plopping. When I plop I bring the two corners of the back to the front so that I don’t have fabric hanging on my neck. I even thought about sewing a little piece of Velcro so that it would stay together but haven’t gotten that far yet. It’s a little tricky the first few times you try it but once you get the hang of its easy.