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Here's How To Plop Your Hair For The Best Curls Of Your Life

Plop down over here while we explain this magic.

Natural curls are downright ~majestic~.

BRB fanning myself over how gorgeous her hair is.

You can have the best hair day of your life on a Monday and then, BAM:. Sleep on your hair and Tuesday is a bust.

Curly-haired people of the world, there is hope. And this hope is called "plopping."


What is plopping, you ask? It's a no-heat method of drying your curls to perfection.

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It's natural, it's easy, and it can make your life with natural curls a dream.

Some people plop in pairs.

Plopping is the best kind of bonding.

And it's not just women.

Dudes are plopping, too.

No matter how they plop, it WORKS.

So, how exactly do you plop? First, grab your favorite hair products.

You can use whatever product cocktail works best for your hair.

Then follow these eight steps — from this great Curly Hair Routine video by Donata White.

Step 1: After shampooing, apply your products to damp — not wet — hair.

For even more protection against frizz, use a cotton T-shirt to squeeze excess moisture out of your hair before using any products.


Step 4: Flip your head upside down, then gently begin to lower your curls onto the T-shirt.

Step 5: Begin rolling the bottom of the T-shirt up toward your forehead, then wrap it around the nape of your neck.

If there's enough fabric to tie the ends at your neck, you can. Otherwise, you'll secure this piece in the next step.


Step 6: Bring the top of the T-shirt up toward your head, wrapping around the rest of your hair and bringing the arms down and around the nape of your neck.

Step 7: Stand upright and bring the arms of the shirt up towards your forehead. Tie them together in a knot, then tuck any loose corners into the knot.

Tie the knot tight enough that it stays in place, but not so tight that it's uncomfortable.

Step 8: Once your hair is dry, unwrap your T-shirt and SEE YOUR BEAUTIFUL CURLS.

Some people wait 30 minutes, others wait two hours, and some let their hair dry overnight. Find the amount of time that works best for you!

(Watch the full video here.)

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