What are these kooky terms you might ask? Well, they might be your hair’s new BFF’s! Heat-free babes know these terms well, but if you are new to the game you just may not have heard of them. If you’re adding more damage-free styling to your long hair arsenal, these are techniques you definitely want to know about! Scrunching simply means gathering a handful of wet or damp hair at a time from the ends and scrunching upward until ringlets form. This can be done over the entire head. The more you scrunch the more ringlets you’ll get. I wore this style for years on end and can attest to its ease and healthiness for the hair. For hold and shine, scrunch with aloe vera gel mixed grapeseed oil. This is also a wonderful treat for your ends. Plopping or Plunking refers to dropping your wet hair down into a towel or t-shirt then securing that down. When this is done the hair will set into ringlets. Simply lay a towel or t-shirt on your bed then flip your wet hair over and lower it into the towel until your head is touching the towel. Gather the towel securely around your head and secure the end. Let your hair set this way for at least 20 minutes. Release and allow to air dry fully. YouTube has many videos with tutorials for these methods. I would recommend viewing some and boning up on your technique. Happy scrunching, plopping and plunking!