“Pineapple-ing” Is a Technique Every Curly-Haired Girl Should Know

The “pineapple” hair technique, a term coined by the NaturallyCurly community, is a way to protect your curly hair when you sleep. Done correctly, it creates a beautiful pile of curls on the top of your head, which resembles the shape of—yes, you guessed it—a pineapple. Essentially, by loosely securing your curly hair on the top of your head, pineappling allows you to prevent tangled hair and preserve your curls overnight. The best part: it’s so easy, there’s pretty much no way to screw it up. Here, exactly how to pineapple curly hair.

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Step 1: Grab a scrunchie or hair tie.

Step 2: Flip your head over so that all of your hair falls in front of your face.

Step 3: Lightly pull your hair to the top of your head and loosely secure. If you have shorter hair and can’t pull it all the way to the top, section your hair off into multiple ponytails and be sure to follow step 4.

Step 4: (Optional but recommended): Tie a satin or silk scarf around your curls and then simply go to sleep.

Step 5: For after morning care, take your hair down, flip it upside down and using either a leave-in conditioner or an oil (rose, jojoba, or coconut), tousle it out of shape using your hands and coating your hair with the product. Leave-in conditioner or an oil will help to seal in moisture, further reducing frizz. If necessary, you can also use watered-down gel to reshape curls that may have fallen out.

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