It’s no secret that I CANNOT pineapple my hair at night to save my life. I endure tons of shrinkage and I am working with a much shorter version of my hair by the evening.
The other issue is how awful my hair looks after it’s been put up in a pineapple all night long. Let’s just say my son has a special name for me on those mornings and it ain’t cute.
I’ve tried some slight variations as well and it seems any method fails. My hair hates being upside down for an extended period of time while sleeping. I have come to the conclusion that the pineapple nighttime routine is NOT for everyone and it most certainly is NOT for me.
Despite my struggles I have been determined to find a nighttime routine that will allow me to look halfway decent in the morning. Just recently I came across this video by Alicia James.
Alicia, a natural hair YouTuber came to my rescue with a short and sweet video on her own nighttime routine that gives her 2nd and 3rd day hair with no pineappling!
The great part of this video was it’s length, or rather the lack of it. If a YouTuber can’t get her technique, routine, or point across in four minutes or less then it’s not the video for me. Since her video was only 3 minutes long, I was able to sit still for a few minutes to watch it, take a look.
How simple, how cute and how long have I been walking around busted in the morning when I could have been looking like a diva? I’m too through with myself but grateful for the find.
This technique, with a few bobby pins*, can allow me to have 2nd and even 3rd day hair. I am so thankful to Alicia for thinking outside of the Pineapple box.
Can’t master the pineapple? Check this video out and let me know what you think.
Originally posted 2013-11-25 20:00:08.