Micro Plopping for Beginners: Top 3 Things You Should Know - Turbie Twist

Micro Plopping for Beginners: Top 3 Things You Should Know

When it comes to micro plopping, the Turbie Twist® Microfiber Hair Towel is a game changer! Dry and style your beautiful curly hair with these 3 beginner tips.

Micro Plopping


Do you have curly hair and are tired of the way it seems to naturally dry into a frizzy mess? Curls are beautiful and you deserve to show them off to the world.

Instead of spending even more money on expensive hair products, your journey to less frizz simply depends on the way you're drying your hair. This is where micro plopping comes into play. 

The best part of the hair plopping technique is it requires no additional heat. It's an easy technique to master even if you've never done it before. 

With this in mind, read on to learn all about micro plopping and how it can completely change the way your curly hair looks when it's dry! 

What Is Plopping? 

First, it helps to know what the hair plopping technique is and why it's such a game-changer for curly hair. Hair plopping is a drying technique that doesn't require heat. For the best results, you should apply this technique every time you wash your hair.

You use a microfiber towel for plopping. This method avoids disrupting your curls so that you can keep them defined and free of frizz even when they're completely dry. If you've never experienced full, bouncy curls, then this is the technique for you.

How to Plop Your Curly Hair

Follow these steps and you'll have bouncy curls with only a minimal amount of effort. Make sure that you have a microfiber towel, a detangling leave-in conditioner, and a curl-defining hair product.

1. Apply Products 

Once you get out of the shower, apply your leave-in conditioner and curl-defining hair product to your soaking wet hair. This ensures that your hair doesn't get a chance to dry in the air before the products are applied.

2. Plop

You'll next want to lean your head forward and "plop" your hair into your microfiber towel. Form a headwrap so that your hair is fully wrapped and stable on top of your head while it dries. 

3. Wait

Once your head and hair are wrapped up in the microfiber towel, you'll want to wait 20 to 30 minutes before unraveling the towel and allowing your hair to completely air dry. While you're waiting, it's important that you don't touch or move around your hair inside the towel too much. This helps avoid frizz and disrupting your beautiful curls.

It's not good to wash your hair every day, so if you want to keep your defined curls overnight we recommend sleeping with satin pillowcases. As you sleep your hair will slide over the smooth fabric instead of getting caught on it due to friction.

It also absorbs water quickly so that you're not waking up with hair that's mussed due to sweat while you were sleeping. 

Why Are Microfiber Towels Good for Hair?

Now that you know the proper micro plopping method, you may be wondering why microfiber towels are necessary. It may seem like an unnecessary investment if you have several high-quality towels already on hand.

One square inch of a microfiber towel has about 200,000 fibers, which means that it has a larger surface area to absorb water compared to regular towels or even cotton t-shirts. This means that you'll be able to dry your hair faster without needing to rub your hair and create excess friction that causes frizz or breakage.

Best of all, microfiber towels won't leave behind balls of lint like regular towels are prone to do. 

Benefits of the Turbie Twist Microfiber Hair Towel

If you're looking to make your time out of the shower even easier, the Turbie Twist makes wrapping your hair up a breeze. Turbie Twists come with an elastic loop that ensures that your hair will stay in place each time you put them on.

All you need to do is place the Turbie Twist towel around the back of your head with the elastic part against the back of your neck. Once it's in place, just twist your hair the way you would with a regular towel. When you're done twisting, you loop the towel through the elastic band so that it stays in place even when you're moving around and going about your daily life.

This is a one size fits all towel that's even suitable for long hair. It's also an upgrade over regular towels because it's more lightweight, so your head and neck won't get tired when you have your hair up for 20 to 30 minutes.

Washing Your Microfiber Hair Towel

The only downside to microfiber towels is that they'll need to be washed separately from your cotton towels because pieces of lint can easily cling to them in the wash. You'll also want to avoid using fabric softener with your microfiber towels, as this can clog the fabric.

The ideal way to dry your towels is to air dry them, as high heat will damage the fibers. If you need to dry them quickly, make sure your dryer is set on low heat.

Micro Plopping for Beautiful Curls

You may be surprised to learn that you don't need expensive products or to master time-consuming techniques in order to achieve bouncy, defined curls. With micro plopping, all you need is your leave-in conditioner, curl defining hair product, and your microfiber towel.

Just remember to let your hair have a nap for 20 to 30 minutes without touching it or causing friction. When you let your hair down to fully air dry after the time is up, you'll be astounded by your defined and frizz-free curls.

Ready to invest in a high-quality microfiber towel that's lightweight and easy to use? Check out our Turbie Twist Microfiber Hair Towel today!