This is for the Curly Girls out there…you know who you are…If you haven’t tried plopping, you must….especially, if you have an obsessive/compulsive tendency to not be able to leave your hair alone while it’s drying (as I do): Plopping completely prevents you from agitating your hair with a towel or your fingers, which tends to separate and fuzzy-up the curls. With plopping, you end up with thick clumps of soft, smooth, shiny, well-defined curls and waves.
Granted, if you are not a spirally-curly girl (which, alas, I am not), then you may wind up with loose, undulating waves (that’s not a bad thing, now is it?), but they will be soft and shiny and closer to their “true nature”…which is kind of the essence of the Curly Girl Philosophy. I figure, if I am not fighting my hair to be straight, I shouldn’t fight it to be spiral-curly either. I should let it be what it is.
Sorry to bore the rest of you.