If you don’t have curly hair, then you are lucky to have never experienced the nightmare that occurs right after you wake up in the morning. I know that this might sound a bit weird, as nightmares usually happen during the night and not after you’ve already woken up. But, trust me, if you have curls, the nightmare begins once you take a look in the mirror early in the morning. Okay, I might have exaggerated it there a little bit, since the messy look is probably cute on some people, but the simple fact is that they need to do something about it before leaving the house, which can be pretty difficult.
If this scenario sounds familiar, then you probably do have naturally curly hair. And, to tell you the truth, you should have done something about it before going to sleep, as it is far more difficult to style it after tossing and turning the whole night. In case you aren’t quite sure what it is that you should actually do about it, then you have come to the right place. Today, you are going to get some more info about how to protect your curly hair during the night, i.e. how to sleep with it without messing it completely up.
I know that this might sound like a dream that will never, ever, come true, but you can actually wake up in the morning with the perfect curls. No, you shouldn’t sleep in a sitting position in order to achieve that. Frankly, that wouldn’t be very good either for your hair or for your overall health, so I suggest you get such ideas out of your head right away. Still, there is something you can do to protect those curls while sleeping and now we are going to find out what it is.
Chances are that you have already heard of this particular method that I’m about to share with you. Yet, you might not have tried it out by now, which is why you are here, trying to get better informed about it, so as to check whether it could be the right solution for you and whether it actually works in the first place. Of course, you also want to learn how to do it properly, and I am going to answer all of those questions for you, so keep reading.
What Is The Pineapple Method?
The method I have in mind is called the pineapple method. If you are now picturing a pineapple on your head, with your hair wrapped all around it, then I have to say that you have a pretty wild imagination. Yet, that is definitely not what this method consists of and how it works. After all, you can’t seriously think that putting a pineapple in your head could do something good for your hairstyle. If, however, you did think that, it’s time to stop.
The reason why this method is called this way is simply because your hair will resemble a pineapple of some sorts once you actually turn theory into practice. If you take a quick look at Keranique, it will become perfectly clear to you why it is called this way and why a pineapple was the first thing that popped into mind after someone did this for the first time. In any case, this is simply a technique used to protect curly hair during the night and it can be a lifesaver for most people who rock natural curls.
The idea of this technique is to not only keep your curls safe from all the tossing and turning during the night, but also to provide them with a little boost in the morning, and even define them more successfully. That is, of course, if it is done the right way. If you try to do it without actually knowing how to do it properly, you probably won’t achieve the results that you were hoping for.
Does It Work?
Now, before we get to the part of explaining how this is actually done and thus helping you achieve the morning look that you want without too much effort, I am quite sure that you are curious about getting the answer to one specific question. Does the pineapple method even work? You might have heard some people talk about it already and the truth is that their opinions are probably divided on the success of this technique. There are two possible reasons for those conflicting opinions.
First, some people just might not have mastered the technique, meaning that they might be doing it wrong while expecting great results. Others, however, might have done everything right and their hair simply wouldn’t listen, which led to them getting disappointed in this method. The truth is, though, that the pineapple method does work for most people when done correctly. Still, there will always be exceptions to this rule, which basically means that you won’t know if it works for you unless you try it. And, it is very well worth trying.
How To Do It?
As I have mentioned multiple times above, it is important for you to do this the right way if you want it to work. The fact that I’ve mentioned that so many times might have made you think that this is a rather complicated process. Well, it usually isn’t, but you’ll need to learn how to go through a few right steps. I’m positive that you’ll get the hang of it quickly, though.
So, you basically flip your head upside down, gather your curls into a ponytail high on your head and wrap it loosely with a silk hair tie. Make sure not to wrap it too tightly, because that can create creases. Of course, you might want to prepare your hair with certain oily products that can help define your curls. On top of all this, you can wear a silk bonnet or a scarf over the pineapple if you want additional protection.