Je haar ploppen wat is het en hoe doe je het?

Popping your hair what is it and how do you do it?

Popping is a very handy way to dry your curls properly. Popping is a way to dry your hair. It provides more volume, better curl definition and less frizz. Drying curly hair is a crucial moment. Are you doing it the wrong way? Or are you not proceeding carefully? This can cause you to suffer from more frizz and less curl definition. And of course we don't want that! To give your curls the perfect definition, it is important to be well prepared.

In this blog you will learn everything about plopping! And the different techniques, because micro-plopping is also a useful technique, and a small variation on popping.

What is popping within the CG Method?

Popping is therefore a special drying technique. The popping will tighten your curls, so you will experience better curl definition after drying your hair. If you want to start popping, it is first useful to have the right tools at home. You need a towel . By this we do not mean the towel you use to dry yourself, but a special microfiber towel. This towel is soft and smooth, which prevents friction as much as possible. Do you use a 'normal' towel? Then you damage your hair due to the often rough surface of these cotton towels.

The benefits of plopping

As you have read, there are many benefits to popping your curls. We list the benefits for you.

1. Improved curl pattern: When your curls are wet, you have probably discovered that your curls are very smooth and beautifully defined. As your hair dries further, your hair may lose this beautiful curl pattern. The time between damp hair and drying is extremely crucial. Because you flop your hair after applying the gel, you maintain your curl pattern.

2. Shortening drying time: Popping significantly shortens the drying time. Super handy! If you recognize that drying your curls can literally take ages!

3. Extra benefit for wavy's: Do you have finer hair or a looser curl? Then you can create extra volume with popping. You dry your hair on top of your head. If you let your curls dry 'hanging', this may be a reason that you experience less volume and less definition at your roots. The water that is still in your hair makes your hair a lot heavier.

The disadvantages of popping

1. Cast can be reduced: Because a towel removes moisture from your hair, this may also happen with the products you have used. This may cause you to miss a cast or feel like you have a lesser cast. A cast is a hard layer that surrounds your hair, which is what many curlies often want to achieve. But if you don't have a cast and your curls are in good shape, this is not always a problem.

2. Popping doesn't work for everyone: Every curl is different, so this means that not every technique works for every curl. Test it out and see what it does for your curls. Doesn't it work? Then read on in our blog for other tips!

When should I pop my hair?

You've done your CG wash routine and you step out of the shower. Then you continue with your style routine. You can start popping after the leave-in conditioner or after the gel. See what works best for you.

You can also pop during your refresh. Then you can also do it after the leave-in conditioner or after the gel.

How do I tease my hair?

For the GIF below, credits go to NaturallyCurly! As you can see, this person is already laying out the towel on a flat surface. Also read our step-by-step plan below:

curly girl plopping her hair

As you can see in the GIF, popping is very simple. Follow our step-by-step plan:

  1. Lay a microfiber towel or T-shirt flat on your bed, chair or on the floor.
  2. Stand bent over so that the ends of your curls fall onto the towel.
  3. Lower straight down so that the curls are formed and you lie with your head on the towel.
  4. Now take the back of the towel (which is furthest away from you) and place it over your head, so that it reaches your neck.
  5. Take the remaining sides and tie a knot or use an elastic band to hold them together at your neck.
  6. Try for yourself how long popping works for you. Start with 15 to 20 minutes. Has your hair become frizzy? Then do it for a little less time next time.

    How does Micro-plopping work?

    Now you know exactly the basics of popping. Now we'll move on to micro-plopping! Again, use a microfiber towel for this.

    1. Start again with damp hair, which has been styled with a gel or other stylers.
    2. Place the towel in your palm and scrunch small sections of your hair with the towel.
    3. Repeat the above until you have had all the parts. It is helpful to bring your head forward and move it left and right so that you have covered all parts of your hair.

    What towel do I use for plopping?

    You can also use our microfiber towel turban with popping. Then place your hair gently in the towel so that your curl pattern remains intact.

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