by EllePixie of Quest for the Perfect Curl

Think your hair is too short to pineapple? You thought wrong!

So yesterday, I was having hair talk with one of my girls on the hair board, and she was telling me how much she looooooves pineappling. Her hair is much longer than mine, and she’s my hair nemesis (jokingly, of course), so my response was, “Psssssssssh, I can’t make a ponytail, I can’t pineapple!” She was very encouraging and let me know that she couldn’t pineapple until she was about a year and a half or two years into her hair journey, and when I got there, I’d LOVE it.

But it got me to thinking…sure I can’t make a FULL ponytail, but I sure can get some bunches of my hair in a ponytail easily. So what did I do? I got off my couch and sauntered over to Rite Aid, and picked up a pack of Mini Scrunchies – these kind:

When I got home, I split my hair into five sections – two on top of my head (my hair is thick, so I didn’t want the scrunchie to be too tight and make dents in my hair), one in the back, and one on each side. I pretty much ended up looking like one of the Snorks. Observe, my friends…


I placed my satin bonnet over my Snorktails, and went to bed. In the morning, I took them all out (sorry, no pic). Now, the curls were intact, but obviously needed to be fluffed back out and grouped together. So, I took my spray mix of AV gel (Lily of the Desert kind, it’s more watery than Fruit of the Earth), a little bit of DevaCurl Set it Free, and rose water. Then, I shook it out. My hair looked good!!! Here’s the back –

However, as my hair dried, it felt a wee bit crunchy (I’m guessing due to the AV gel). So, I scrunched in some Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion and fluffed it out some. Here is a pic of the finished results –

Verdict? I love this! I haven’t tried to detangle my hair, but I feel like it’s going to be less tangled because my hair didn’t get to smoosh all the way to my scalp, my hair is stretched some, and it was so easy to refresh! I think we’ve got a winner, girls!

Do you pineapple? Pigtails? How do you maintain your curls at night? Sound off!