Curly gals, I'm back with a hairy update. For those of you solidly on the plopping train, I've taken this unconventional drying method one step further . . . from barely dry to not drying at all. I'm making waves and loving it!
It's hard for me not to fuss with my hair — twirling and scrunching — and I can't deny the frizz that I've come to expect. Well, turns out that the darn gnarly locks can be reduced by simply sitting still with my hands occupied elsewhere. It does take a long time, but I used some extra weekend freedom to test out this technique and was, uh, blown away by the results. All aboard? Get the steps I followed when you read more.
- Gather up the styling products you apply to your hair postshower (leave-in conditioner, gel, mousse, etc.) and bring them into the shower with you.
- Shower normally using no- or lo-poo products to avoid sulfates.
- After conditioning, squeeze excess water out of your hair the best you can, using your hands only.
- Add products to your hair as you normally would either right side up or upside down while still in the shower.
- Shake your head a couple times (with your eyes closed) to get rid of any remaining water.
- This step is very important. Get out of the shower, but do not towel dry or touch your hair at all! I put a small towel around my neck to catch excess water but forced myself not to twirl or dab at my locks. While it definitely took much longer to dry — wouldn't recommend this on a work day — my curls were less frizzy yet better defined than ever before . . . and I didn't even scrunch.
Still skeptical? Try this out for yourself and tell me how it goes for you!