Real Life Results: My attempt at plopping for curly hair

Every now and then, a new tip pops up on the internet that I feel compelled to try. This month, it was “plopping” — a way of priming your curls by drying them in a t-shirt. A few hours later, I was supposed to have beautiful, shiny, perfect ringlets. Here’s the whole process, from start to finish, from Buzzfeed.

And here are my results…


Step 1 – Wrap wet hair in a t-shirt, carefully rolling. I also put in plenty of my favorite product at this time.


Step 2 – When your hair would normally be dry, unwrap the t-shirt. This is after an hour and forty minutes of drying. I was not impressed.


And here’s the final result. As you can tell by my beauty pageant expression, I found my curls more Hermione than plop-perfect. Maybe I didn’t wait long enough for the t-shirt to dry on my head, but after an hour and 40 minutes I was over it. I find I have better results by gently blotting with a towel and air drying, or using my nifty microfiber hair wrap.

So, I dunno. Internet, you lose on this one. However, a friend of mine tried plopping and she said the results were amazing. Curly-heads, try it out and let me know if I’m just a plop novice, or if this trick is for the birds.