Does pineappling work for you?

MaggieTMaggieT Posts: 178Registered Users Curl Novice
Hi there, 3bs! I've been CG for ten years and my fine, low-porosity 3b curls are mostly in good shape. But I have to say: I have a hard time with second-day hair, and I don't think pineappling is really working for me. I pull my hair up gently with a silk scrunchie, and sleep on a silk pillowcase . . . but in the morning, the pineapple is all over my head and my hair is kind of crazy.

If anyone has any advice about what to do -- or alternative ways you keep your hair while sleeping -- I'd be grateful! I'm just barely BSL right now, working on growing out my hair to bra strap length over maybe the next two years or so . . .
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3b, fine, medium density, normal porosity
Wash: Deva No Poo, sometime Phytojoba, Avalon lemon when needs clarifying
Rinse-out: Deva One Condition, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening, Phytojoba (kinda heavy for my hair but good noisture)
DT: CJ CCCCL, or KCKT
Leave-in: Phytokeratine, CCCCL
Styling: Deva Coconut Supercream or their Wave Maker with a little CS over the top

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  • jihannnjihannn Posts: 7Registered Users
    I probably won't be much of a help since I just started, but I have 3a/3b hair & last night I did my routine, put all my products in, then pineappled my hair while it was still wet. I ended up blotting some of the water out with a tshirt, but I went to sleep on a silk pillowcase and when I woke up it was almost completely dry & had virtually no frizz. What little was there I just used some gel to get rid of.
  • bleuyteuybleuyteuy Posts: 273Registered Users
    Do you use products with good enough hold? Since you say that the pineapple is all over your head I'm assuming that you don't tie your hair up tight enough. Try wrapping your scrunchy into a tighter pony tail. If it doesn't stay in place it won't work. Anyother thing I find that helps is not "scrunching out the crunch" it disappears after first and second day hair. It also comes down to how much frizz youre willing to tolerate...although my hair doesn't get very frizzy til day three then it gets furocious.
  • MaggieTMaggieT Posts: 178Registered Users Curl Novice
    bleuyteuy wrote: »
    Do you use products with good enough hold? Since you say that the pineapple is all over your head I'm assuming that you don't tie your hair up tight enough. Try wrapping your scrunchy into a tighter pony tail. If it doesn't stay in place it won't work. Anyother thing I find that helps is not "scrunching out the crunch" it disappears after first and second day hair. It also comes down to how much frizz youre willing to tolerate...although my hair doesn't get very frizzy til day three then it gets furocious.

    Thank you, bleuyteuy! I'm going to try tying it tighter. (All the stuff I read about pineappling made me think I should do it loose, so it wouldn't leave a mark. But my hair is baby fine/slippy, so I may have to ignore that.) If you are getting third-day hair, I have to try not scrunching out the crunch! Hold wise, it's hard: because the hair is so fine, it gets weighed down easily, but because I'm a real 3b (with some 3a underneath and 3c tendencies in humid weather), I need CONTROL. Love to know what you're using . . .
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    3b, fine, medium density, normal porosity
    Wash: Deva No Poo, sometime Phytojoba, Avalon lemon when needs clarifying
    Rinse-out: Deva One Condition, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening, Phytojoba (kinda heavy for my hair but good noisture)
    DT: CJ CCCCL, or KCKT
    Leave-in: Phytokeratine, CCCCL
    Styling: Deva Coconut Supercream or their Wave Maker with a little CS over the top
  • anonymous_22139anonymous_22139 Posts: 659Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    See, it depends on what your definition of 'works' is.

    Pineapples never give me hair that looks like first day hair, but definitely gives me better curls second day hair than I would have letting my hair loose during the night while I toss and turn and press my curls on a pillow.

    Pineappleing gives me adequate hair, not perfect hair, and allows me a days break between rewetting. That's all I can ask for.
  • CurlyJulie81CurlyJulie81 Posts: 110Registered Users
    Pineappleing doesn't work on my fine curls- they kink WAY too easily. My hair does very well just loose at night. I might get a bit of frizz, but water smooths it right back down for me.
    3a/b fine, high porosity, medium density. Mod- CG

    Sulfate-free Shampoo: SheaMoisture Curl and Shine shampoo with Epsom salts.
    Co-wash: TRESemme Naturals,
    Leave in: TN Radiant volume, KCKT, YTC pampering conditioner
    Summer styler: LA Looks Spiked Gel(summer only)
    Seal: Argan Oil/Macademia Oil
    Winter styler: KCCC, AIF, Beyond the Zone Noodlehead curling creme(not CG)
    DT: GVPCB, coconut oil
    PT: GVP Hair Reconstructor
    osWchwy.jpg?1Embracing my curls.:love7:
  • bleuyteuybleuyteuy Posts: 273Registered Users
    My regular products are tresemme naturals (like a TON OF IT) and a little ecostyler gel. Sometimes I use the let's jam pudding if I have it. But those are my staples. I have tried some other things but I'm not sure how I feel about them. I understand what you mean about the crease but I don't get them I just get a lot of lift/body at my roots. Keep trying it and note what doesn't work.
  • Knotty_MaddyKnotty_Maddy Posts: 518Registered Users
    I love my pineapples :) sometimes I reapply product and wet it a bit, and then pineapple...that works...or other times, much like Kitschy said, maybe it's as good as it gets second day ;p If you have issues, maybe you can try a ribbon instead of a scrunchie? I prefer ribbons myself, because they don't disrupt the curl by putting in and taking out - just tie in tight, and in the morning, untie and remove - doesn't bother the hanging down curls :)
    Finer, mixed with coarser strands, low-porosity, wavy curly whirly hair...3A, 2C hair. Medium thickness, medium elasticity.
    S-shaped hair with corkscrew ends. My hair is even more confused than me ;p
    My hair officially hates protein ;) Once a month is enough!
    Currently a fan of TiGi products, (rock on, TiGi Curlesque styling creme!) but that will soon change - I am a self-avowed product junkie! Yay! :D
    BIG fan of supersoaker method - thanks Rudeechick!
  • BlueroseBluerose Posts: 23Registered Users
    You should try twisting
  • Knotty_MaddyKnotty_Maddy Posts: 518Registered Users
    Bluerose wrote: »
    You should try twisting

    Bluerose, can you explain how you do it, please? :D
    Finer, mixed with coarser strands, low-porosity, wavy curly whirly hair...3A, 2C hair. Medium thickness, medium elasticity.
    S-shaped hair with corkscrew ends. My hair is even more confused than me ;p
    My hair officially hates protein ;) Once a month is enough!
    Currently a fan of TiGi products, (rock on, TiGi Curlesque styling creme!) but that will soon change - I am a self-avowed product junkie! Yay! :D
    BIG fan of supersoaker method - thanks Rudeechick!
  • BlueroseBluerose Posts: 23Registered Users
    Sure! It's pretty simple, all you have to to is take a small section of your hair, then twist it like a bun. Continue all around your head. Don't do them too tight, just enough for it to be comftorble. I'll post a pic: ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1352056379.606335.jpg

    The bunn thing next to the flower is a twist. :)

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