Have you ever wished your curls would be frizz free, soft, and well defined? If so, you might want to consider plopping! This technique is very popular with naturally curly girls. Here's the easiest way to plop your curls. Give this technique a try, and let us know how it works for you.
The Easiest Way To Plop Your Curls
Begin by washing your curls, or cowashing. Whatever you do to cleanse your curls, your hair should be quite wet. Follow up with your favorite conditioner. Feel free to scrunch your curls a bit to begin shaping them. You should also make sure your curls are completely detangled.
Take a generous amount of your leave-in conditioner to moisturize your curls, and add your styler. A mousse works well here. Apply throughout your strands, making sure your curls are completely covered. You can also choose to add a smoothing serum if your strands are prone to frizz.
Place an old, soft t-shirt on your bed or counter, with the sleeves pointing towards you. Flip your curls over, and lay your strands in the middle of the t-shirt. After your curls are situated, lift the hem of the t-shirt and place it on the back of your neck. After you've placed the t-shirt, tie the sleeves in a knot on the front of your head. Tuck any loose ends in, and secure the knot if needed.
Allow your curls to sit, or plop, for a minimum of 30 minutes. This will allow the t-shirt time to absorb any excess moisture, and encourage your curls to hold their shape, as well as minimize frizz. If desired, you can leave your curls plopping for a longer amount of time. After plopping, remove the t-shirt carefully. If your strands are still dry, you can also use your diffuser on low to finish out the curls.