Pineappling is one of the most important techniques in the curly girl method. It helps you get springy, well-defined curls without having to use heat styling.

Because this method is so effective, it makes sense to not only pineapple wet hair after washing it. Instead, you can use this method to keep your curls alive over night as well!

So today, let’s go through a few tips and tricks on how to pineapple curly or wavy hair for bed!

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Image of a woman with the pineapple hair bun, the most popular form of pineappling

How to do a pineapple hair bun

First of all, I quickly want to make sure we all know what pineappling curly hair looks like.

You simply take all of your hair together on top of your head as central as it needs to be to capture as many of your locks as possible. And that’s it. It’s really easy.

Find a quick explanation and demonstration in the video below:

So this simple pineapple hair bun is really the best way to pineapple short hair.

And you this doesn’t only work as a hairstyle for sleep but you can wear the pineapple hairstyle during the day just as well.

Related: How to sleep with curls and not ruin them: 7 ways

Pineapple with a sleep cap

If you wondering how to pineapple your hair when you have longer hair, I got a recommendation for you. In my opinion, the best way to pineapple long hair is to use a sleep cap and combine it with the plopping technique.

The result? Frizz-free, soft curls the next morning!

I personally love my SLAP or satin-lined cap* for this method. (I wrote a review about my SLAP here.) Either way, make sure to choose a sleep cap that has enough space for your hair length!

So in the evening, I first make a loose ponytail on top of my head, like the “normal” pineapple.

Then, I simply put my SLAP on the bed, bend over it and let my hair slowly curl up into it. I do this by bringing my head closer and closer to the bed until my head and the SLAP touch. Then I can just pull the cap over my ears.

Make sure that your SLAP sits tightly enough, otherwise you might lose it in your sleep and your pineappling won’t work. You might even want to consider getting one with straps like this one* so you can adjust the tightness.

Pineapple hair with a scarf

Another option for pineappling your hair for bed is to pineapple with a scarf. Basically, a pineapple hair wrap.

For this, you’ll start again with a pineapple bun on top of your head. Then, you simply put your scarf on the bed or any surface that is big enough and bend over it.

Bring your head down the same way as I described above and then wrap your scarf however you like.

This video shows how to plop your hair with a scarf, so that wrapping technique should work for you, too.

I think, using a scarf is the best way to pineapple wavy hair. Because here, you can adjust how tight you want to wrap everything, giving your waves the chance to stay in shape.

Will you try pineappling your hair at night?

Have you already tried pineapple in your hair at night? Or will you try it now that you have these ideas on how to do it? Let me know in the comments. pin this to your favorite hair care board and share it with a friend!

Related: How to sleep with long hair (and not get it tangled)

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