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Old 03-21-2007, 03:42 PM   #1
 
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I was wondering if anyone had any tricks up their sleeves on how not to lose curl after sleeping on it!! I recently cut my waist length hair into a angled bob . I used to put my hair in a bun but now I cant! By the time I wake up in the morning my hair has NO curl or the curls are kinky and frizzy. I have tried spraying with water, spraying with curl gel...it just looks like crap the next day unless I rewash it! I used to henna my hair so my curls are just coming back and are still a little wonky so maybe thats part of the problem....HELP!!
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Old 03-21-2007, 04:02 PM   #2
 
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use satin pillowcase, try plopping or pineappling overnight. works 4 me...
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I don't use a satin pillowcase because it doesn't work for me, it left my curls really fluffy when I tried it. I do pineapple high up, though. It does help, my curls are still in shape in the morning, only a tinsy bit looser. I like it when I go to bed with really crunchy hair, because the sleeping on it takes only the crunch away.
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Old 03-22-2007, 07:24 PM   #4
 
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What is pineappling?
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Old 03-22-2007, 07:47 PM   #5
 
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PIneappling is a high pony tail.
If she got a bob I'm guessing she can't pineapple.
I have longer hair that you and I have to redo it every day. My hair is a mess in the morning
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Old 03-22-2007, 08:33 PM   #6
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i've just tried something new, and although the jury is still out i thought i'd mention it.
i've been sleeping on a satin pillowcase - which helps a little bit, but not enough to avoid wetting my hair every morning that i want it to look somewhat neat. But, a few days ago i tried gently putting my hair straight up above my head when i slept - as if i were going to pineapple it - but without actually putting anything in to hold it. i found that, contrary to what i had expected, it didn't create a lot of volume at all - and by leaving it free and not putting an elastic on it (or sleeping on it) the curl wasn't disturbed and actually looked pretty decent in the morning.
i'm still working on this approach, but i thought i'd mention it in case anyone had any ideas. (i should say that i'm still growing out some breakage from a year ago, so my hair gets super messy very easily - so it could be that without that situation it might work even better. hard to tell, though).
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Originally Posted by medusahair
PIneappling is a high pony tail.
If she got a bob I'm guessing she can't pineapple.
I have longer hair that you and I have to redo it every day. My hair is a mess in the morning


I now can admit that I've been too embarassed to ask what pineappling is all this time. It seemed everyone knew and, despite my own research, I couldn't find it. And . . . all it is is a high ponytail?

The satin pillowcase thing doesn't work for me. If I want curly hair, it has to be redone every damn day.
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Old 03-23-2007, 01:17 PM   #8
 
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I guess the pineapple technique is what I used to do but now my hair is to short. I HATE it short!! I thought it would be easier and help revive my curl but its actually A LOT more work! Ugh. I cant wait until it grows back...
Thanks everyone for your input!
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Old 03-23-2007, 01:57 PM   #9
 
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[quote="Max"] by leaving it free and not putting an elastic on it (or sleeping on it) the curl wasn't disturbed and actually looked pretty decent in the morning.
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This way works for me too! Pineappling does not work for me at all, however when I just leave my hair as is, I have been able to get 2nd day hair, although the 3rd day when I condition again it's usually pretty tangled so most days I just wash again.
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Old 03-23-2007, 04:39 PM   #10
 
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i've just tried something new, and although the jury is still out i thought i'd mention it.
i've been sleeping on a satin pillowcase - which helps a little bit, but not enough to avoid wetting my hair every morning that i want it to look somewhat neat. But, a few days ago i tried gently putting my hair straight up above my head when i slept - as if i were going to pineapple it - but without actually putting anything in to hold it. i found that, contrary to what i had expected, it didn't create a lot of volume at all - and by leaving it free and not putting an elastic on it (or sleeping on it) the curl wasn't disturbed and actually looked pretty decent in the morning.
i'm still working on this approach, but i thought i'd mention it in case anyone had any ideas. (i should say that i'm still growing out some breakage from a year ago, so my hair gets super messy very easily - so it could be that without that situation it might work even better. hard to tell, though).
That's what I've always done - I also sleep on my wet hair and put my hair straight above me above my pillow then, too. I hate having a wet pillow, and this works.
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Old 03-31-2007, 04:27 PM   #11
 
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I've been pineappling since before discovering this site, only my husband called it the "whale" 'do. The ponytail sits right on top of your head, and with shorter hair, sticks straight up.
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Old 04-01-2007, 10:13 AM   #12
 
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Since your hair is too short for a pineapple, maybe you could try sleeping in a satin nightcap? I think there have been a few short-haired curlies on here who have had luck with them.
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:58 AM   #13
 
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It's not a pretty sight but whenever I want 2nd day hair I have to wear a "bonnet", and when I cut it short I found that wasn't enough so I added a thick elasticized hairnet (Goody used to have packages of two for little over $1) which I put on first and then cover with the bonnet.
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