It's the TikTok lockdown trend that all our favorite curly queens are raving about..but what exactly is hair plopping?
Hair plopping is a styling technique that uses a T-shirt or microfiber towel to dry your curls on top of your head without disturbing your natural curl pattern, resulting in define, frizz-free, hydrated curls. The idea is that by placing your hair atop your head, loosely wrapped in a cloth, curls will almost scrunch themselves — like an accordion — in a faster fashion when compared to traditional air-drying.
This fool proof method has been around since the dawn of time but its recent resurgence on TikTok has people rediscovering the benefits of the #PlopLife.
So if you’re ready to elevate your curly locks, it’s time to learn how to plop hair and the products you need to keep your curls in tip-top shape.
Step By Step Guide On How To Plop
1. This method works best on freshly washed, clean locks. Start off by using the KurleeBelle Almond & Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo and KurleeBelle Thirsty Kurls Leave In Conditioner. This combination is designed to deeply moisturize and repair dry hair. After just one wash, you'll be able to run your fingers through your hair for easy detangling.
2. Once your hair is clean, apply your favorite curly hair styling products through the lengths of your hair. Our top picks are the KurleeBelle Jelle Coconut Styling Gel for a medium hold without the flakes or crunch paired with KurleeBelle Kurl Defining Creme for defined moisturized curls.
3. Now it's time to plop. Lay your microfibre towel or t-shirt onto a flat surface and flip your hair over and bend over slowly lowering your head towards the centre of the towel.
4. Once the crown of your head makes contact with the fabric, wrap the fabric around your head tucking/tying the back and sides for a snug feel.
@thecurlsguide diffusing after plopping with KurleeBelle styling products
We recommend leaving your hair plopped for at least 1 hour. Once you take your hair out it most likely won't be completely dry so you have the option to let it air dry or lightly diffuse by scrunching the diffuser towards your scalp and let it sit on that section for 10-30 seconds before moving to a new section.
If you're new to hair plopping give it a try on your next wash day. Once you try this age old technique and see the results for yourself, you’ll never go back.