If you are looking for the Alternative To Plopping For Short Hair, then look no further than this article. It includes how to plop short hair. Perhaps you are interested in how to style short wavy hair with mousse, then reading this article may help you.
Hair plopping. It might not sound like the most glamorous technique, but it is guaranteed to give you beautiful curls and waves. Intrigued?
If you have naturally curly hair, the chances are you’ve spent quite a large portion of your life trying to tame frizz. But while no amount of curl cream or serum will get your hair looking perfect every time, a new technique from America – ‘plopping’ – promises to give luscious and defined curls, without a hint of heat styling in sight. And because you won’t be using a hair dryer, your locks – which will naturally hold less moisture than straight hair anyway – won’t be damaged or dried out, helping to keep your curls in tip top condition.
how to plop short hair
Alternative To Plopping For Short Hair
“Comb your hair with conditioner in (don’t comb it again after you’ve washed – you want to keep the natural curl). Start by applying a light soft mousse in the hair and turn your head upside down, then just scrunch it with a towel or just in your hands, bunching it gently – the less movement you do to it the better. This makes the strands of hair join together to form the curl.
“You can then wrap it in a towel for about half an hour to help it dry faster, but on shorter hair, shoulder length or shorter, it’s best to leave to dry naturally as the towel can squash the curls out of shape.”ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW
A refreshingly easy and completely free way to de-frizz, the plopping method couldn’t be more simple. Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting it right:
1. Start by shampooing and conditioning your hair, leaving it slightly damp after washing.
2. Apply your favourite curl product, we love the Charles Worthington Curl Definer Curl Creator Cream.
3. Using either Bouchleme’s specially designed Curl Towel, or a cotton t-shirt, lie your chosen cloth down on a flat surface and bend over, so that your hair is upside down.
4. Press the top of your head down to the cloth, so that your curls are squashed against the cotton (or follow Karine’s instructions for short hair, above).
5. Take the edge of the t-shirt or towel furthest away from you and tie the corners at the nape of your neck. Then take the two sides and twist them together, away from your face, forming two rolls.
6. Secure the twisted ends at the back of your head and leave to dry – this usually takes about 20 minutes.
When you unwrap your hair, shake out your locks to see soft, silky and defined curls. Voila! Try not to touch your hair while it’s still drying, as this will encourage frizz to form.
how to style short wavy hair with mousse
There are various types of weave hair available. Virgin hair (hair that has never been processed) is the most popular grade of weave hair because this hair can be used for multiple installs and it can also be color treated.
Black women have many different textures of hair; luckily there’s a variety of different textures and types of weave that can suit just about any texture. The most sought after types of weave are Brazilian, Peruvian, Indian, Malaysian and Eurasian hair.
Each type of weave is characterized by a particular texture and comes in multiple wave patterns including straight, wavy, deep wave or tight curly.(TAP / SWIPE)NEXT STYLE
1. Peruvian Hair
Peruvian hair is sought after quite a bit because of its multi-purpose texture. This hair blends perfectly with African American, relaxed and natural as well as medium, coarse caucasian hair textures. Peruvian hair is lightweight, free flowing and luxurious.
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This beauty, Sasha Day, is styling in her extensions purchased at Winkaveli.com. Peruvian textured hair is very lightweight and extremely easy to manage. It’s the perfect mixture of coarse/relaxed texture.
2. Indian Hair
Indian hair has the thickest texture. It suits most natural women since Indian hair is very textured and comes with a very natural luster. One of my favorite virgin hair retailers is IndiqueHair.com. Indique’s virgin Indian hair comes in a variety of styles such as straight, wavy and tight curly.
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In the picture above, we find Brandy rocking Indique’s bounce coil curl. This particular texture is very free flowing and low maintenance. A little leave-in conditioner and you are out the door!
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This beauty above, Gabrielle Union is wearing Indique’s Hysteria collection which is their colored, natural Indian virgin hair collection.
3. Malaysian Hair
Malaysian hair is very soft. It blends best with relaxed textures and girls with very fine, silky hair. It’s extremely manageable and has luster of its own. I am in love with ILovePoshHair.com virgin Malaysian strands. The hair is very soft and full of luster.
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The model above is wearing a body wave Malaysian texture that’s been flat ironed bone straight to perfection.
4. Eurasian Hair
Eurasian hair comes from individuals with a mixture of European and Asian descent. My go to spot for Eurasian hair is Hairareus.com. Their Eurasian texture is very thick, silky, smooth and perfect for relaxed hair.
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The diva above is wearing Eurasian textured body wave. It is really nice and silky and flat irons great.
5. Brazilian Hair
Brazilian hair is one of the best textures for African American women. The texture is very full, very thick and just flat out fabulous.
The model above is wearing the Brazilian loose wave. I just love how natural Brazilian hair looks and feels.
Virgin weave is very easy to manage. Four key pointers to managing virgin types of weave are; (1) wash hair with sulfate free shampoo and use moisturizing conditioners; (2) use a paddle brush and a wide tooth comb; (3) do not use a ton of oils on your hair; and lastly, (4) consult with a professional before using chemicals on your investment.