Naturally, I’m always on the lookout for any trick, hack or tip that promises fast results for my frizz. Yesterday, after discussion about our shared curly hair, The Glow’s Kahla asked me if I knew anything about “plopping”.
After I gave her a confused and slightly disgusted look, she assured me it wasn’t anything gross, but rather a special hair technique for wavy and curly hair. She’d tried it that morning – and it had worked. (Post continues after gallery.)
A mix of serious hair trend FOMO and a particularly frizzy hair day meant that of course I HAD to try it.
Plopping is a special drying technique that promises to create perfect curl structure by reducing frizz. It requires just two tools – a large T-shirt or a microfibre towel and some clips to secure the towel in a turban-like wrap.
Sounds simple, right? Except IT’S NOT!
I don’t know whether that’s because it’s actually meant to be difficult the first few times to test your dedication to your curls or whether I’m just very, very uncoordinated, but no matter how many YouTube tutorials I watched, I just could not do it.
I enlisted my boyfriend to help by reading out each instruction step-by-step while I put it into practise. This was the result.
Finally, I came across this handy little diagram and the whole thing finally made sense.