It is stressful to have a nice day with defined curly hair, especially when losing those curls after sleeping upside down in bed. Of course, you will not realize this until you wake up and get ready to go to work. After looking in the mirror, you will notice the damage and disaster that happened to your curly hair last night.
Well, now you realized, what should you do then to avoid it happening again? Pineapple hair. It sounds funny, doesn’t it? If you haven’t tried this hair styling method on your curly hair yet, it is a bit funny due to the change in your hair’s appearance, which will look like a pineapple, but you will get used to it with time.
Whether you like how you style pineapple hair or not, you should do it before bed to prevent damage to your curly hair again. If this method works, add it to your daily curly hair care routine and stick to it, and you will not regret it.
Are you in a hurry to learn how to make pineapple hair? Here are the steps to do it quickly.
How to Pineapple Curly Hair
Step 1: First, turn your head upside down and let your hair strands fall to the front of your head. It is important to check that there are no curls strands stuck in the back of your head; gently detangle them using your hands and pull them to the front of your head with the rest of the other locks.
Step 2: Wear a spiral elastic or scrunchie in hand, and gather your hair into a high ponytail at the top of your head. Gently slide the spiral elastic from your hand onto your curly hair to tie them loosely.
Step 3: After tying your hair, let the curly tresses and ends of your hair hang from the knot towards the front of your head, and then look at yourself in the mirror and tada; this is how you style your pineapple for curly hair.
- Make sure your hair is completely dry before doing the pineapple hair method. Applying any conditioners or leave-in to the hair before bed will cause the spiral elastic to slip from the hair knot while you sleep. It also can ruin your curls shape the next morning easily.
- Never double-knot scrunchie on your curly hair to avoid squeezing and ruining your strands, especially if you do not want to encounter more surprises that occurred on your hair the next morning.
- For more protection for your hair, while you sleep, you can wear a scarf made of silk or satin, and there is also a bonnet designed to protect curly hair while you sleep, also made of silk or satin.
- Do not use regular hair ties instead of spiral elastic or fabric scrunchie, as they play an important role in saving your curly hair’s shape.
How to Release the Pineapple without damaging curly hair
With so much yawning and drowsiness the next morning, you may be anxious when you want to release your pineapple hairstyle. As important as this process is, it is also straightforward. All you have to do is slide the fabric scrunchie from the knot to release it from your curly hair without any additional pressure on the locks.
Now it’s the turn of your two hands, straightening your hair in the air, moving it, and shaking it to free the strands from any minor tangles that might have occurred during your sleep and refresh your curly hair. You can also use a conditioner on your hair with a spray bottle to add proper liveliness and shine to your curly hair.
Still looking for more information on pineapple hair? Below are other important details related to this method, read on.
The answer can be yes, and we’ll explain why. While pineapple hair is practical, suitable, and easy for medium and short hair, people with very long or very short hair will face some difficulty or complications in applying this method appropriately. Luckily we have a few solutions to help you bypass these complexities.
Pineapple short curly hair
Although the pineapple method will be easy for short hair, very short hair will have a hard time gathering tufts of hair into a high ponytail at the top of the head. The solution will be to cover your hair with a scarf made of silk or satin or put a pillowcase made of these same materials. The most important note is to have your hair completely dry before bed or before covering your curly hair.
Pineapple long curly hair
While pineapple for short hair and medium hair is fairly basic, pineappling for long hair can be a little more complicated. Instead of stopping at a ponytail with curls on either side, you can wrangle long hair into a loose bun, tucking in the ends, so your hair doesn’t unravel overnight. You can also wrap your loose or exposed ends in a satin scarf or bonnet, just as you would with pineappling for short hair, to minimize frizz and keep your hair in place all night.
The pineapple method, only while sleeping? Or a new look to try during your day?
Although the pineapple method is a crucial step to protect your curls during sleep; however, as we mentioned in the previous paragraph, it may not be suitable for the nature of your hair. That’s why some girls with curly/wavy hair are trying different methods. We mentioned plenty of them in a separate article about how to sleep with curly hair.
The pineapple method is unique, as it can also be used as a styling hairstyle throughout the day. Many famous people use it like that, and perhaps the most famous one is Rihana’s nice shot with pineapple hair. But girls with long hair may need additional steps to keep their hair ends away from their faces by using curly hair accessories or scarfs designed in some way to fit their face.