Learn How To Plop For Perfect Curls

Learn How To Plop For Perfect Curls

What is Plopping?

The name may sound silly, but the technique called “plopping” can work serious wonders. And lucky for you, it’s so simple to learn! All you need is a piece of fabric and a little patience. The result? Well-defined, full-bodied curls without the frizz. So go on, give it try!

Picking The Fabric

Don’t worry about buying a special scarf or towel to master the plop method. You can look around the house for just about any soft, rectangular shaped fabric. For example, a stretchy, long-sleeved T-shirt, a jersey pillowcase (king size), or a large handkerchief will handle the task nicely. The key is to use a soft material that won’t scratch the surface of your hair strands or promote frizz.

How to Plop

Step 1. Start with clean, wet hair. Apply your preferred styling product—Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Curl Nourish Butter Cream Leave-In Treatment and Garnier Fructis Curl Scrunch Gel are good options for defined curls. Lightly blot with a microfiber or jersey cloth to remove excess water.

Step 2. Lay your piece of fabric on a flat surface like your bed. (If you pick a long-sleeved tee, make sure the sleeves are facing you.) Next, bend over and slowly lower your hair onto the fabric, aiming the top of your head for the center.

Step 3. Once your crown makes contact, it’s time to wrap the fabric around your scrunched hair. Fold the back of the material over your neck. Then gather each side, rolling it up once or twice to help the fabric fit more snugly around your hair.

Step 4.Now tie up loose ends! Still holding each side (or sleeve), crossing them behind your neck. Wrap them back around your forehead to make a final knot. Now that the fabric is secure, you can lift your head back up and tuck any hanging fabric back under the sides.

Step 5. Give your curls at least 20 minutes to set for best results. If you have more time, leave the t-shirt on overnight. By compressing curls, the secured fabric can help them dry with gorgeous body and shape.