What is pineappling hair?
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.
Step 1. Before you go to sleep, add a dollop of Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Curl Nourish Butter Cream Leave-In to your curls.
Step 2. Gently gather your hair into a high ponytail. Slip a fabric scrunchie over the base of the ponytail and do not—we repeat, do not—twist it around to tighten it. You want the tension to be as loose as possible to avoid a dent in the morning. Let half of your curls fall to one side, and half to the other. Don’t worry if the scrunchie slips a little—your curls will still be protected.
Step 3. The next morning, remove the scrunchie, shake out your hair, and instantly refresh your curls by spritzing them with Garnier Fructis Curl Renew Reactivating Spray Milk. Who said curly hair has to be high-maintenance?
Obsessed with keeping your curly hair intact overnight? If you love pineappling hair but want to try something new, learn how to “plop” for defined, frizz-free curls.