Hair plopping: This curling technique creates gentle waves without heat...
Hair plopping: This is the name of the hair trend for curly, wavy hair that is currently going viral on social networks. But what is behind this hairdressing method that works without any heat from a hairdryer, straightening iron, curling iron, and other styling products? We reveal what you need for the plopping technique and how the best possible result can be achieved - with these step-by-step instructions...
The plopping method is a technique in which the hair is laid on top of one another in a special way and then dried in order to give hair with natural waves more bounce in a particularly gentle way. The name comes from the English word "to plop" and means something like "to plop in". And that's exactly what we're supposed to do with the hair: drop it upside down into the towel and let it dry close to the head. The effort is therefore manageable.
All you need is a little time! Because it can take up to six hours for the hair to actually dry. It is therefore advisable to try the plopping technique in the evening so that the hair can dry overnight. The next morning, the curls and waves are all the more beautiful.
Another plus point that speaks for hair plopping: No expensive tools are required. All you need is a microfiber towel and its common care products, such as serum, oil, or hair cream. What to watch out for: The hair must naturally have waves or curls and be freshly washed. A chair or stool on which the towel can be placed is also helpful.
With these step-by-step instructions, hair plopping succeeds for gentle waves and curls in the hair:
First, the hair is washed as usual. Make sure that you squeeze the excess water out of your hair afterward. Then serum, hair oil for the tips, or a special curling mousse can be incorporated. Then you can start popping.
Now place a microfiber towel on a stool or a chair and let the hair fall upside down into the towel so that the hair is more or less “piling up”. Then close the towel from the back to the front of the head and knot the ends tightly together.
Then it's time to wait until the hair has dried. It usually takes several hours. It is therefore uncomplicated if you use the plopping method overnight and simply sleep with the turban on. Since the hair lies pressed together overnight, plopping can provide additional volume. Fine hair in particular benefits from this.
The next morning, open your turban and gently shake your hair up. At first, the look may look a bit wild. But with a wide-toothed comb, individual curls can be tamed.