Pineapple method?

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Hi! So tonight I was trying out the pineapple method for the first time and as I looked around I the forum I got kind if confused on what to do, do you take your hair tightly to the top of your head and tie it in a ponytail or bun? Or should it be loose? Also, has anyone experienced breakage on the sides of their head due to the constant moving?? Just wondering thanks!


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Keep your hair as loose as possible. Just tight enough to stay up but not so tight that you are pulling the curl out or leaving a "bump" from the scrunchie. I sleep with a pineapple nightly. I also use a satin pillowcase. The pineapple keeps my curls intact and the satin pillowcase reduces any friction from my flip-flopping all night. I've not had any problem with breakage.
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Yeah, keep it loose. After I put mine up I put on a satin sleep cap for extra protection. You sure look funny afterwards....
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Okay thanks! I actually just bought a satin cap and a few scrunchies so I'll try it tonight


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Yeah, keep it loose. After I put mine up I put on a satin sleep cap for extra protection. You sure look funny afterwards....
Originally Posted by SaraNoH
This is exactly what I do, too. I was just pineappling by itself, but I sleep so restlessly that I was really messing up my hair. The sleep cap over the pineapple takes care of that, I don't mess my curls up at all now.
But yeah, you sure do look weird. Think Marge on the Simpsons
That's me with FSG as my styler!!

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Yeah, keep it loose. After I put mine up I put on a satin sleep cap for extra protection. You sure look funny afterwards....
Originally Posted by SaraNoH
This is exactly what I do, too. I was just pineappling by itself, but I sleep so restlessly that I was really messing up my hair. The sleep cap over the pineapple takes care of that, I don't mess my curls up at all now.
But yeah, you sure do look weird. Think Marge on the Simpsons
Originally Posted by Auntie Bubbs
Marge is a fox!
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That's funny! Hubby has called me Marge, Bride of Frankenstein or Dork. Regardless, it works and he likes the results.
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Modified CG since June 2010
HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.
I figure I haven't done my night-hair right unless I look like Marge!!!
That's me with FSG as my styler!!

3b. fine & thick, coarse, dry, medium porosity. Sucks up product and loves ACVs! FSG is my HG!

Currently using:
Low Poo: TJ's Refresh No Poo: CoWash w/VO-5; Sonoma Soap Company sulfate-free poo
RO: Yes to Cuc; SSC Lavender Condish; Sally GVP LI: Donna Marie Miracle D&C
Style: FSG w/Aussie Instant Freeze & CIAB
I pull it up as loosely as possible in a scrunchie. When my hair is shorter, I do a partial pineapple - pulling the top layers up, but not the lower layers. You don't want to pull too hard or it will pull the curls out.

I sleep on a silk pillowcase. It make a huge difference for me hair and skin. I tried satin but didn't like it. It made me sweat. Satin is a natural fiber. It doesn't make me sweaty and doesn't slide off the bed.


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In order to do the pineapple method, just flip your head upside down so that all your hair flips, then gather it all together and tie it into a ponytail, using a fabric hairband. I normally tie it twice around and leave it pretty tight (just loosen a bit) because when it's loose it tends to fall off in my sleep and my hair gets messy. And also I usually do it while my hair is at least still a bit wet.

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