Pineappling, plopping and ragging. What do they all have in common? Well, believe it or not, they are all curly hair hacks that can help your morning routine go more smoothly and create beautiful curls. Learn more about these trending curly hair hacks to determine if they worth a try. First up, let’s look at NuMe’s take on Pineappling:
Pineappling: Keeping Your Kicking Curls Fresh From The Previous Day
First and foremost let’s look at the primary hack we are going to discuss…pineappling. You have likely seen this style worn out an about on celebrities such as Rihanna. However, when used as a hairstyle saving technique to wear overnight, its referred to as simply pineappling.
What Does it Mean to Pineapple?
The hack is so named because the way your hair sits atop your head when using this technique resembles the way a pineapple’s crown sits on top of the fruit. If you absolutely love your hairdo and want to save it for one more day, pull your hair up as high as you can atop your head before going to bed. The closer you can get to your hairline and the crown of your head, the better. Go a little loose on the ponytail, though, to prevent creases. Once your hair is up, gently secure it in a loose bun or twist. If your hair is too short to pull up in one piece, you can do this trick in sections. Ideally, after you have created your “pineapple”, you can take your hair down in the morning, shake it out a bit and you’re good to go. The editors of Brit + Co say this hack works for every hair type and works no matter how a person sleeps, be it on their side, back or stomach.
Other Curly Hair Hacks:
The following are a few additional hair hacks you might want to try according to Tip Hero.
- Plopping: To plop your hair, take your freshly washed hair and add all your favorite products. Wrap it with a clean t-shirt and go to sleep. If it works for you, you’ll wake up with gorgeous curls.
- Ragging: This is an old-fashioned hair styling trick you might have heard about from grandma. However, this one utilizes paper towels in place of cloth rags to make “rag curls”. To try, simply take slightly damp hair, use 1/4 of a paper towel and twist hair in sections up to your scalp. Sleep in your curls overnight. If ragging works for you, you will have beautiful, heat-free curls to enjoy when you awake the next morning.
Ask your stylist if any of these trending hair hacks will work for you or just give them a try. Remember, though, no hair hack, no matter how clever is better than a great high-quality hair cut and style or your natural wave and/or curl.
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