"I've been giving this pineappling thing a try for about a month now. I was excited when I first found out about it but I've been disappointed with the results ever since. I always wake up with a huge dent in my hair ...What are some other ways of wearing your hair overnight to protect the natural curl pattern (natural being the key word, I don't want a new pattern from twist outs or bantu knots)?"
Pile ItLoosely pile your hair on your head and tie it with a cotton hair tie or wrap.
Dampen and StyleYou can slightly wet or dampen your hair, add a quarter size dollop of conditioner & gel (if the gel is too much for your hair, just stick with the conditioner). Then pile it up and tie up loosely.
Silk or SatinIt’s also best to sleep on a satin or silk pillowcase so your hair maintains shape and definition without drying out too much or catching onto the risky fibers.
Morning RefresherIn the morning, twist your hair into shape. If you need to, add some more water (with a spray bottle) and lavender drops--to help bring back the shape and definition in your hair. If you're not a huge fan of lavender oil, replace with your fave curl refresher (see recommendations below). [prodmod]
Product recommendations for 3B curls:
- Aubrey Organics Sea Buckthorn Curl Activator
- MopTop Herbal Detangler & Refresher
- Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Styling Gel
- Tigi Curl Recall Cream
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