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How to Hair Plop

New to hair plopping? These step by step instructions will guide you through everything you need to know!
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Hair Care
Cuisine: Hair Techniques
Keyword: curls, DIY, hair care, hair plopping, natural hair, plop hair, plopping
Yield: 1
Cost: FREE


  • 1 oversized t-Shirt
  • 1 styling cream of your choice


  • Grab an oversized t-shirt and lay it down onto a flat surface with the sleeves towards you.
  • Plop freshly washed hair onto the middle of the t-shirt, in an accordion style, with the hair ribboning onto the t-shirt.
  • Grab the sleeves of the t-shirt (which will now be near the forehead), and also grab the back of the t-shirt (nape of your neck) and twist them together. Now tie the two ends at the top of your head or the nape of your neck.
  • Hang out with the t-shirt on your head for as little as 30 minutes or even overnight – this is completely up to you! If you don't want your tresses to be completely dried, leave on for 30 minutes to 1 hour. If you want dried curls, leave on for several hours or overnight.