How to Do the Pineapple Hairstyle

Pineapple hairstyles are a new trend among those with natural hair. It involves using a hidden elastic band or scrunchie to tie all your locks up at the crown of your head in one dense pile, creating an alluring pineapple shape. This style can help prevent hair breakage while sleeping and prevents creases and indents in your locks.

The Basics

In short, the pineapple technique involves creating a loose ponytail at the top of your head using either a scrunchie, spiral elastic, or another open ponytail holder suitable to your hair texture. A wide or stretchy scrunchie may work better as this will prevent unwanted creases and dents that come with tighter holders.

Pillows, sheets, and blankets can preserve your curls overnight, providing much-needed moisture for ringlets that glisten on day two. But this sleep-tie method often leaves your locks with dry, frizzy rings instead. Pineapple is an effortless method for protecting and styling your curls while you sleep, creating beautiful results in the morning. Perfect for loops of all lengths and textures (wavy/coily/curly), pineapple-ling can even be combined with other styles for an eye-catching style that will turn heads! This style can be combined with others for a strikingly individualistic look that will turn heads!

The Side-Swept Look

The side-swept look is ideal for showing off face-framing bangs in an elegant style. Whether your hairstyle is a straight blunt bob or dark auburn mid-length shag, the fringe accentuates cheekbones while adding some flirty charm.

This look works well with ponytails and buns alike. Start by combing through your tangle-free locks to remove any flyaways before using a tail comb to create a straight side part with clean edges. After the tease, tease roots lightly before spraying volume spray for added lift – finally, pull into a low ponytail on either side of your head before pinning up with bobby pins for a chic, feminine finish!

To add even more dimension, you could incorporate hair clips onto one side of your head with shorter strands for a unique style incorporating bright colors or statement hair accessories.

The Messy Look

The pineapple method was devised as a means for people with curly locks to protect their locks during sleep by creating a loose ponytail on top of their heads in the shape of an upside-down pineapple fruit. Pineapple hair works best on medium or short locks. However, you can use this style on long hair, too, if necessary. While the type may not remain as securely on top of your head, you can still create an adorable style that protects against heat damage.

Start by gathering all of your coils into a high ponytail at the crown of your head, securing it with an ouchless scrunchie or elastic band that’s not too tight, and adding protection with a satin scarf or bonnet over your pineapple to reduce friction that can cause frizz and flatten curls overnight. Or use claw clips instead of elastic to keep voluminous locks secure if that works better for you.

The Back-Swept Look

If you have long, wavy, or curly hair, pineapple it may prove challenging without it falling over the back of your head. When this occurs, adding steps such as tucking everything into a silk bonnet or using large jaw clips can help.

This can reduce friction caused by your curls rubbing against your pillowcase, resulting in frizz and dryness upon awakening. In addition, it helps avoid flattening hair due to tossing and turning in bed. When using this approach, ensure the scrunchie or ponytail holder is loose enough to prevent dent or crease formation overnight. Many curlies find a scrunchie with some stretch works well here. At the same time, some prefer using an additional protective barrier such as a silk scarf or satin bonnet for additional night-time coverage.