I discovered plopping for curls and waves about 2 years ago and I’ve been doing it ever since. Plopping is a hair technique where you wrap your towel dried hair in a t-shirt overnight or for a few hours in the morning.
I plop my hair on nights that I wash or deep condition it, otherwise I wear my hair in a bun when I sleep.
First, I start with a shampoo and conditioner free of parabans and sulfates. Currently, I am using this shampoo and conditioner. After I get out, I wrap my hair in a towel until I’m ready to add products. I do NOT brush or comb my hair while it’s wet.
I’m always trying new products for my hair, so what I use always differs. Usually, I start out with a hair primer or serum. Then I’ll add a leave-in conditioner followed by a curl cream. After that, I’ll tilt my hair upside down and I’ll smooth gel through my hair before I scrunch it upwards. I’ll then let my hair air dry for a few minutes before I wrap it up.
When I wrap my hair in a t-shirt, I find using a larger shirt much easier to tie around my head than a shirt that is normally the size I wear.
I lay the shirt on my bed then I tilt my head and let my hair fall onto the shirt while lowering my head to the bed. Next, you grab the ends of the shirt and pull them to the nape of your neck. Then you grab the top of the shirt and pull it down and around to tie in front.
Here’s me after I plopped my hair. I’m also not wearing any makeup.
I sleep with the shirt on and I usually keep it on my head until I’m done with my makeup.
Have you ever tried plopping? If you haven’t tried it and are going to, let me know what you think!
Have a wonderful day! xx Jennifer