How to Pineapple Natural Hair to Preserve it at Night

via KalaG

What does "Pineapple" mean?

The pineapple is a great method for keeping your curly hair looking amazing while you sleep. The natural hair community created it in order to stretch out the amount of time between wash days. By tying your hair up on top of your head, you keep it out of the way and reduce breakage, tangling, and disrupting your curl definition. For highly textured girls, this is a great way to stretch your coils too, depending on the length of your hair.

There are a lot of variations on the pineapple depending on your length of hair. But the basics are below.


Nighttime Routines- An Alternative to the Pineapple

by Shelli of Hairscapades

First, my fine strands don’t do well with daily manipulation and nightly re-braiding/re-twisting routines. So, I need a nighttime routine that involves minimal hair handling. But, the “pineapple,” high unicorn horn ponytail just never worked well for me. I mean, I gave it the ol’ college try! Really I did. Over and over again. But, my curls just don’t defy gravity *sad face* (don’t you love that song though?). So, they would just flop all up in my face, or fall back down onto my neck (no matter that I started the night with them daintily draped over my satin pillowcase). Inevitably, I’d end up sleeping on and crushing at least half of my curls. Not only that, when it was time to take the pineapple down in the morning, my less curly nape hair “tail” would be even longer (ughhh!!! Yes! The dreaded curly mullet) and my hair would be frizzy. So, finally, I gave up on the pineapple and just started bunning my hair instead. I still had to deal with flattened curls and ends, but not so much frizz, no excessive tail, and no face-flop for sleepy time.

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Preserving the Dry Twist-Out

Hola Chicas!

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, then you know that last night I was trying to decide between sleeping with my hair out or pulling it up into a pineapple. I re-twisted the night before with great results but had zero time or energy to be bothered last night. I honestly didn't believe the waves were set hard enough to survive my trusty pineapple, but I did it anyway!

I woke up this morning to humongous hair, coaxed it back down, and pulled the front back again. Excellent results! After another week or so of this, I'll be able to update my regimen for you guys. It's looking like a winter of dry twist-outs!

So far so good on the CURLS Souffle. I haven't experienced any buildup. How long do you think I can go (re-applying a little product every other night)?

Later Gators,

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