Making the Pineapple Work to Preserve Your Curls


The pineapple method (nothing more than a high ponytail) is a popular ways to preserve your curls while you sleep over night. It can be done a number of ways but the most popular way to pineapple your hair is to pull all of your curls toward the front of your head and secure them loosely with a satin scrunchie or other hair tie.

The problem with this “standard” way of doing the pineapple is that it usually leaves lines of demarcation caused by the hair tie (no matter what hair tie you use). For those of us with fine natural hair, that’s an even bigger damper in our already challenging goal of having the most voluminous curls possible.

Well, there’s a way around that and you can still preserve your curls over night using a modified version of this method called the Pineapple.

In the photo above, my hair is tied with a satin scarf. It may look like it’s secured with a hair tie but it’s not. There’s just a few simple things that I do to make the pineapple work.

  1. Leaning over at the waist, I pull all my curls toward the top of my head (not all the way to the front).
  2. Lay a satin scarf across the back of my head while leaning forward and tie beneath the hair so that the curls are sticking out all free willy at the top.
  3. In the morning, when taking down, moisturize with a curl enhancing moisturizer.

Voila, perfect curls! (well as perfect at they’re going to get!)

curls are poppin'
This pic was actually taken at the end of the day and my curls held up well!

When taking down the pineapple in the morning, I have to manipulate my curls a little but the technique yields better results than if I had used a satin scrunchee or other item to secure my hair.

The Mane Choice Tropical Moringa Daily Restorative Spray and Moisturizing & Sealing Cream help me to reshape my curls without causing frizz. Plus, the moisture boost I get is a more than welcomed bonus!

Prayer for Our Hair:

“Dear God in Heaven, thank for the little ways that you provided wisdom to helps us ladies to keep our hair looking it’s best. Amen.


Fine Hair and Faith

Michelle is a Christian special needs mom residing in the NYC area. She shares tips for those with low density or thin fine natural hair. Her writings are mainly centered around herbal hair care and sharing easy hairstyles. It's her joy to inspire others using faith for living while caring for your "crown."

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