Plopping and You


This posts comes because I planned and executed a work event yesterday which means the days leading up to it were chaotic at best. So this is a simple DIY on how I keep my hair naturally curly after showering.

First off I wash my hair once a week. If I have time I like to deep condition for an hour or two before showering because of my bleached ends. I start the entire process but using a wide toothed comb to comb through any rats nests that have formed in my hair. I never comb my hair otherwise. I use a half and half combination of organic honey and organic coconut oil. I sometimes put in a dash of olive oil as well, and then put it in the microwave for around 20 seconds. It doesn’t need long at all. I then dampen my hair and rub in the concoction until my hair is sticky. Then I wrap it in a warm and moist turban that I make from a tshirt.

I wash out the honey, but not too thoroughly. It’s good to get enough out to not be sticky, but you want to keep the nutrients in your hair from the deep conditioning treatment. After shampoo, I use a regular conditioner that I let sit for around 30 minutes while I shave and so on. I rinse it out, but again, not too thoroughly. And get out of the shower.

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After exiting the shower I grab a new dry tshirt, and lean over the tub. From there I add in a leave in curling conditioner called Not Your Mother’s, you can grab one at an Ulta. I then comb in the conditioner and plop my hair. Plopping sounds weird, but trust me. This saves me styling time for the entire week. You can watch this video to get instructions!

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I then sleep with my hair in the turban for the night. The first couple of times it was horribly annoying and I felt like I couldn’t sleep without it hurting my neck. But after a few times you get used to it. Mine has fallen off if I have a restless sleep. But that’s never caused a problem. In the morning I wake up and my hair personally is still wet, but with a couple more hours of air drying. This is the result!

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So there you have it! A simple way to keep your curls lovely without wasting time on crazy curling irons or special curl products.

If you want to try it at home the recipe for a few more deep conditioners is here: http://blacknaps.org/2014/11/11/the-best-ingredients-for-your-diy-moisturizing-deep-conditioner-recipes/

Also here is the curly haired leave in conditioner: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod6340346

If you try it out send me some photos. I’d love to see how it turns out! Happy plopping!

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