I'm keeping this short as (1) it's late, and (2) I may or may not have had a glass (or two) of vino. I shared the above pic via the forgotten middle child of CN social media- Instagram. Y'all had hella questions, so I thought it'd be most effective to answer them right 'chea.
1. What is pineappling?
A quick nighttime styling method to preserve my sexy tonight, so that my curls will let me be great tomorrow.
2. What do you use to gather your hair?
At any rate, a pineapple done right should yield curl definition with less frizz, lots of volume and improved hangtime.
For me, I've learned--
damp hair + pineapple = hair stretched all the way the hell out
I only pineapple DRY hair. I don't apply any products before hand... sometimes an oil, but never anything 'wet'. Also, I've learned that I can't let my impatience get the best of me and attempt to pineapple even *just* barely damp, freshly washed and styled hair, 'cause it always goes limp and frizzy. I don't stress over any curls that refuse to stay pineappled and occasionally I'll intentionally leave the curls above my ears out because they're prone to being pulled straight. Pics, HERE.
Finally, if you have shorter hair, check out EllePixie's tips for multi pineapples!
I usually reach for Ouidad's Mongongo Oil. It doesn't moisturize, but it lubricates and protects the strands and keeps them pliable and shiny. I squirt some into my hands and smooth it on the crown and then down the length, one side at a time, using my hands like a flat iron. Any light oil or serum should suffice, though.
This routine generally keeps the moisture from wash day locked in and when things start getting
haystack-y, I know it's time to wash and style again. I'm doing my hair once a week these days... sometimes twice, but no more than that.
If I had a rough night, or some of my curls are stretched out or flattened, I'll lightly spritz with a refresher spray (Fuzzy Duck is my fav right now 'cause it's not oily or heavy), focusing on the ends. This causes a bit of shrinkage, but the good kind because it exaggerates the shape of my cut. Adding lotions, creams or gels to my dry or lightly dampened WDTM&G equals frizzy, droopy, white flaky tragedy.
...and that's all folks... if I think of anything else, I'll add it in the mornting!