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Once You Plop You Won’t Stop: How To Plop Curly Hair

by Michelle Swift

Curly Hair Routine How to Plop your HairSay it, “plopping.” Sounds weird, I know, but plopping is a technique that will save a curly girl’s life. For reals, this no-heat technique will decrease your drying time while boosting curl definition and banishing frizz, what’s not to love? Heat can be damaging to dry and fragile curls, so give ‘em a break! If you want the best curls of your life, it’s time to put away the blow-fryer and start plopping— we promise, once you plop, you won’t stop! Down below you’ll find my personal, plopping routine broken down, step-by- step. Give it a try and see if plopping works for you.


how to plop curly hair cleanse condition

Cleanse and Condition: Begin with freshly cleansed or co-washed, soaking wet hair. I cleanse my scalp every two to three days with DevaCurl Low Poo Delight ($22) and condition with the DevaCurl One Condition Delight ($22). These sulfate, paraben and silicone free products are specifically formulated for wavy hair like mine.
how to plop curly hair finger detangle
Before I rinse the conditioner from my hair, I finger detangle from my tips to my roots in order to remove any tangles or knots.


how to plop curly hair soaking wet hair
Apply Your Styling Products: After you get out of the shower, scrunch out excess water and apply your leave-in conditioner and stylers. My hair is too fine for a leave-in because it weighs down my delicate 2b waves. Instead, I apply an overnight, deep conditioning treatment every month with the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Treatment Masque ($13)
how to plop curly hair devacurl styling cream
For styling, I first use the DevaCurl Styling Cream ($25)
how to plop curly hair devacurl light defining gel
and then the DevaCurl Light Defining Gel ($20).
how to plop curly hair applying styling products
Sometimes I switch things up by using the Kinky Curly Curling Custard ($17) as a stand-alone styler.


how to plop curly hair t-shirt
The Tools: Lay a cotton T-shirt (the older the better) out on a flat surface in front of you, like the bathroom counter, with the sleeves facing furthest from you.


how to plop curly hair flip accordian
Flip and Accordion: Flip your head forward and let your curls accordion their way onto the center of the shirt. This is what helps keep your curls’ defined, spiraled shape.


how to plop curly hair wrap it

Wrap It: Grab the bottom edge of the shirt and wrap it around toward the base of your neck and hold with one hand.


How to Plop Curly Hair Tuck It
Tuck It: Grab the top of the shirt with your other hand and pull the neckline down towards the base of your neck.


how to plop curly hair secure sides
Secure It: Flip your head back up and keep everything held in place by pulling the sleeves toward the side of your head.


how to plop curly hair tie in bow
Tie It In A Bow: Then, tie the sleeves in a bow and tuck in any loose ends, creating a T-shirt turban.


How to Plop Curly Hair Turban Plop
Plop It: Plop for 20-30 minutes while you’re getting ready or overnight while you sleep. Take down your plop for defined, frizz-free curls.
How to Plop Curly Hair Finished Style
It may take a few tries to perfect the plop, but I promise, it sounds way more complicated than it actually is! Have you tried plopping? Did it work for you? Share in the comments down below.

Michelle Swift

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