Do you have a hard time getting your hair to dry quickly?
Curly and textured hairs take longer to dry, especially if you are deep conditioning like you’re supposed to do. Plopping is a great way to help dry your hair, but now there is something even better: micro plopping hair.
What’s the difference? Read this article to find out!
What is Plopping?
Plopping hair is nothing new. It a great way to quickly dry your hair and keep it looking nice. For the best results, plop your hair with a microfiber towel. A trusted high-quality microfiber towel is worth the investment and makes all the difference.
Some fashionistas plop their hair with a cotton tee shirt but beware: cotton tees can remove the moisture or hair milk you are trying to keep in your hair. Don’t use a cheap towel, because it will over dry your hair and create frizz.
You can begin hair plopping before of after you add in your styling products. Try out each method to see what works best for your hair.
If you are new to hair plopping, here is the step-by-step on how to plop.
Step one: After you get out of the shower, remove the excess water from your hair by scrunching it. Grab your hair and make a fist as you bring it up to your scalp.
Step two: Apply your leave-in conditioner and hair styling products. Now you are ready to plop.
Step three: Lay your microfiber towel out on a chair or your bathroom counter. Flip your head forward by bending at the waist. Center your hair in the middle of the towel.
Step four: Take the sides of the fabric and pull them to the back of your head. Tie them behind your head in a knot. If you have extra fabric, bring it around and gently tie it in the front. You want it to stay in place but you don’t want it to crush your hair while it is drying.
Step five: When it feels dry, remove the towel and admire your beautiful style.
That’s all there is to it! Hair plopping is easy once you have the right technique down.
What is Micro-Plopping?
Micro plopping is similar to plopping, in that the results are the same, but it is a different technique. This technique uses a microfiber towel to squeeze out excess water and hair products that have been applied. This keeps your hair from getting weighed down by excess products and helps your hair dry more quickly.
Here are the steps to micro plop your hair.
Step one: After you get out of the shower, apply your leave-in conditioner and hair products to your wet hair.
Step two: Use your microfiber towel and gently scrunch your hair. Grab sections of your hair and make a fist as you bring it up to your scalp. Only scrunch one pump per section because you don’t want to remove too much water.
Step three: Carefully flip your hair over and allow it to air dry on its own. You can add or remove volume to the way your hair dries by flipping it over to the other side every ten minutes to allow it to dry more evenly and prevent it from flattening.
Micro-plopping hair removes the excess water and speeds up your hair’s drying time.
The Benefits of Plopping Hair
The microfiber towel soaks up the excess moisture from your hair without creating any frizz. Your hair will dry much more quickly when you plop it. If your hair takes forever to dry, try plopping or micro plopping your hair and you’ll never go back.
The microfiber towel also removes excess hair product, so your hair doesn’t end up hard or crunchy.
If you have baby fine hair or loose waves, hair plopping can give your hair lift and volume at the roots. Your hair is being scrunched or placed on top of your hair and both of these techniques prevent your hair from being weighed down.
Somedays, when curls disappear or look weak, you can wet your hair and micro-plop it to reset the curls. This takes only a few minutes to do, and you will have fresh looking curls in no time.
Some ladies plop their hair for 10 to 20 minutes and then finish by blow-drying with a diffuser. Some ladies also plop their hair before bed and leave the towel on to dry overnight.
Does it Work for All Hair Types?
Like any hair styling method, you will need to play around with it a bit to make it work for you. Hair plopping is a great styling technique for curly hair ladies and ladies with more textured hair. This method can also work on fine hair.
Hair plopping helps many different hair types cut back on drying time, however, ladies with thicker hair will see better results because their drying time is longer than ladies with fine hair.
Choosing the Right Hair Towel
A microfiber towel works the best weather you are plopping or micro-plopping your hair. Microfiber is a fine synthetic fiber that is woven into cloth. It has special moisture-wicking properties that help dry your hair gently.
Cotton, on the other hand, is super absorbent and will quickly soak up and water and hair products that it comes in contact with.
A microfiber hair towel keeps your hair healthy and shiny by keeping the moisture in. Less blow drying time also means less exposure to damaging heat.
Choose a super-soft microfiber towel that will conform to your head and be easy to wear as your hair dries. Then simply go about your routine, apply makeup, or have a cup of coffee while your hair dries naturally and beautifully.
Plopping Hair With the Turbie Twist
The Turbie Twist is a high-end microfiber towel that you can use to get beautiful plopping hair. They are designed specifically to reduce the drying time and to stay in place on top of your head.
Try the microfiber Turbie Twist and discover how a moisture-wicking towel can help protect your hair and keep it beautiful naturally today.