the pineapple and my hair type?

I've been reading up on the pineapple method... and i still have no clue how to do it on my hair! I need to cause when I wake up my hair is CRAZY and I have to wash it because it tangles so bad and gets poofy. I want to go back to the CG method.. but I'm scared I cant do the pineapple in my hair because of all my short layers... i'm recovering from a bad scene/emo hair cut... i went through a retarded phase and now i'm having to grow my hair out..

Okay, here are some pix of my curly hair through the years... if pics alone arent enough to decide my hair type, lemme know and I'll give more info!

heres how it looks longer:




and now shorter: i miss my long hair!


better back/side view of it!




my hair seems to get curlier when shorter and it sort of loosens up when its longer. either way, my roots are usually flat! my hair is course because of haircolor and heat styling... right now it even feels like straw when wet.. and if i air dry it without gel or something, it frizzes like crazy. i have to put stuff in it or its wacko. gel works the best, i think. smoothing serums doesnt help, and sometimes mousse does, but usually it leaves it feeling REALLY really dry. i want my hair to be soft!

i have a few things to help me with the CG method... i have devachan no-poo and the conditioner. i have angell somewhere too (but i feel like it leaves my hair dry and brittle). are there any other things that i might should be using too?
My hair is shorter than yours and I'm able to pineapple it... I don't get the back.. but I get the side and top.
I just flip over and try to grab as much hair as I can use my fingers as a comb... I bring it to the top of head as close to my forehead as possible and wrap it.
When I wake up and undo it.. I look like a freak.. it stands straight up. I spray some water on it and work it down. My 2nd day hair is usually better than my first.

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My hair is much longer but it's exactly the same method. Flip your head upside down, grab your hair and put it into a ponytail that sits right on the top of your head. misfitcurl has a picture of her pineappled hair in her fotki.

I don't use Deva products so I can't comment on them. There are tons of CG products and just as many opinions about which are best.

Hopefully someone with Deva product experience will provide you some insight.

You have very pretty hair.
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Last edited by whatsercurl; 07-28-2008 at 10:21 AM.
The pineapple should be fairly loose, and dont pull it or rearrange the curl to get it up there, just flip head, gather curls, and scrunchie!

You can be CG without pineapple though, I have to CO wash every day, very rarely does the pineapple save me from that.

For your flat roots, have you tried plopping, and/or clipping the roots?
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Your curls look 3a/b to me since the curls stay even at a shorter length. Very pretty!
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OH so the pineapple is just a pony tail that sits high on top of your head?! i was thinking more along the lines of it looking like a bun, resembling a pineapple slice... i didnt think that it resembled an actual pineapple, with the leafs up on top! i''m such a goofball. LOL. but does the pineapple involve twisting of any sort?
OH so the pineapple is just a pony tail that sits high on top of your head?! i was thinking more along the lines of it looking like a bun, resembling a pineapple slice... i didnt think that it resembled an actual pineapple, with the leafs up on top! i''m such a goofball. LOL. but does the pineapple involve twisting of any sort?
Originally Posted by megaboo
No twisting!!
Just flip over, use your fingers to gather your hair, scrunchie and that's it.

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JoicoWhip
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
thanks all! still trying to figure out my hair type... i'm sure its in the type 3 range... but i'm thinking maybe even a mix 2c/3a&b or something like that... i need to take a more recent pic of my hair so you gals can see!
well i tried the pineapple the last two nights and it did NOT help at all.... maybe cause i didnt use a scrunchie... but my hair went all over the place and it just loooked stupid.... but i guess its mostly because i have some really short layers on top and back....
What did you use?

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Sauve Coconut CO
Or
Trader Joe's Nourish
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Giovanni Direct Leave In
JoicoWhip
Newest Fav: Curl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Creme
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
i rinsed my hair out with conditioner, then i flipped my hair over and then i made a pony tail on top of my head (with an elastic because thats all i had) i didnt make it very tight.
i rinsed my hair out with conditioner, then i flipped my hair over and then i made a pony tail on top of my head (with an elastic because thats all i had) i didnt make it very tight.
Originally Posted by megaboo
Was it dry before you did this? Because if it isn't completely dry it doesn't work.
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My hair is shorter than yours and I'm able to pineapple it... I don't get the back.. but I get the side and top.
I just flip over and try to grab as much hair as I can use my fingers as a comb... I bring it to the top of head as close to my forehead as possible and wrap it.
When I wake up and undo it.. I look like a freak.. it stands straight up. I spray some water on it and work it down. My 2nd day hair is usually better than my first.
Originally Posted by CurlyOver40!
CurlyOver40! - Thank you!! I have been thinking I couldn't try a pineapple because my hair was too short. I never thought of just doing the top and sides. It is long enough I can get a top ponytail in the back, so surely on the top of my head!
I am going to try this tonight!
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My hair is shorter than yours and I'm able to pineapple it... I don't get the back.. but I get the side and top.
I just flip over and try to grab as much hair as I can use my fingers as a comb... I bring it to the top of head as close to my forehead as possible and wrap it.
When I wake up and undo it.. I look like a freak.. it stands straight up. I spray some water on it and work it down. My 2nd day hair is usually better than my first.
Originally Posted by CurlyOver40!
CurlyOver40! - Thank you!! I have been thinking I couldn't try a pineapple because my hair was too short. I never thought of just doing the top and sides. It is long enough I can get a top ponytail in the back, so surely on the top of my head!
I am going to try this tonight!
Originally Posted by swirlygirl
Let us know how it works out!

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Latest routine:
Sauve Coconut CO
Or
Trader Joe's Nourish
Giovanni 50/50
Giovanni Direct Leave In
JoicoWhip
Newest Fav: Curl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Creme
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I have never tried the pineapple technique and I am long overdue. Maybe tonight I will. Thanks to all who gave the details of how they do it.

megaboo -- You and your hair are gorgeous! Great pics!
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