At Unruly Curls we have always been a fan of using as little heat as possible to style hair so we thought we would try the American trend ‘Hair Plopping’. Michael, director at Unruly Curls initially had has his reservations saying that “In theory definitely try it however it will work for people with thicker hair better than those with finer hair. If you are the latter then you have to be really careful not to pull curls out at hair line”
We have now come up with a delicate and handy way to hair plop your way through the festive season.
Make sure you wash your hair and apply a styling mousse or cream that you usually use to add hydration into your hair.
Spread the cloth down on a flat surface, then lean over it and place your head against the surface, positioning the hair onto it so that all the curls are concentrated on the top of the head.
Put the far edge of the cloth over your head to the nape of the neck. Grab the sides of the towel and start twisting them away from your face. It should look like two big twists on the sides of your head.
Once you feel that the rolls are tight enough, straighten your body out and twist the rolls towards the back of your head in a bun. You can use a pin or a hair tie to secure it in place à la Princess Leia.
Leave it on for a desired amount of time, usually about 20 minutes is enough for hair to dry.
After you remove the plop, make sure not to touch the curls while they're still wet to keep the definition and prevent frizz.