Pineappling? and other burning questions

What exactly is "pineappling"? Does it have anything having to do with the actual food? When I think of "pineappling" i think of rubbing a piece of pineapple over my head before going to bed-- I am 93.649% sure that this is NOT the case. What does this process do to your hair?

Also, plopping. Do I do this before or after applying product? What does this do to benefit your hair? For how long to I keep my hair in that plopping-device (aka t-shirt)?

I just use a gel to keep my curls curled. Should I consider buying a leave-in or cream? What will this do that my gel alone cannot? Any reccomendations

Thanks folks! You stay classy, fellow curlies
Curl type- 3a, medium texture, high porosity
Co-wash- Suave Naturals Coconut
Conditioner- BedHead Moisture Maniac/ Burt's Bees More Moisture (trying to find something better)
Style- Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Gel, Honey (sometimes)
Deep Conditioner-Burts Bees
Methods- Icequeen, Plopping (overnight & straight after shower)

Trying to grow out hair for Locks of Love!
Pineappling is simply piling all your hair on top of your head and wrapping it in some form of hair tie like a scrunchy...kinda like a super high ponytail(My boyfriend calls me broccoli head every time I do this). I do this every night before I sleep. It preserves my curls from messing up or flattening while sleeping. Sometimes I also do this after I wash and dry my hair, for like an hour or so, to give my hair extra volume.
Sometimes I think the craziness just curls out of my head..

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Last edited by Curly_Princesa; 02-10-2010 at 07:22 PM.
It's that simple. Using a scrunchie to make a "high on the head" ponytail.

If you go to and do a search for curly hair related stuff--like plopping and such, you can usually find a video showing how. That's how I learned about it.

Some plop for a while just to soak out water. Some plop more extensively to shape curls and dry some.

I like a leave in conditioner (need it, actually) due to my dry hair and its extreme porosity. I have to add loads of moisture. Some products work BETTER with a leave-in (check reviews for products on CurlMart and you'll see how some, like CurlKeeper or KCCurling Custard work better with leave-ins). What kind of leave-in depends on your hair's needs.

I strongly recommend just reading old threads, googling topics, visiting blogs, and reading reviews. I learned a lot just reading on this blog for weeks before I posted, in order to orient myself to the tons of info for newbies. And I'm still a newbie.
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Then: fine, superdry, non-elastic, porous
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Last edited by MirCurls; 02-10-2010 at 08:22 PM.

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