I have short hair, and I half pineapple. I gather all the hair that will fit on the top of my head. When I get up, I spritz with water the bottom (around ear level and down) and then put whatever I'm using/testing on to refresh my curls. Lately its been CJ AF. Then let down the pineapple and do that as a second layer. Works really well for me.
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