Pineapple Hair Updo for Natural Hair: How to Create the Look

Three ways to try out pineapple hair.

Many natural hair gals love how the pineapple hair technique keeps your curls in place while you sleep. What’s more, this is more than a hair maintenance technique, it’s also a hairstyle that can be worn when you’re out and about. We just adore how the pineapple is a fun and stylish way to keep your curls up and out of your face on a hot summer day. Not to mention, you can rock this hairstyle with a fringe. Lastly, your curls don’t have to be super long to get in on using this method for maintaining your natural hair.

Read on to learn more about how to create pineapple hair with or without a fringe and how to tweak the method for shorter hair lengths:

 

 

Simple Pineapple

woman with a pineapple puff hairstyle
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Step 1: Smooth your hair upward.

Smooth your hair upward as you gather it into a high ponytail. Alternatively, you can slip a wide hair tie over your neck that you slide up onto your hair to create the ponytail and you’re done!

 

Step 2: Tease your hair.

Tease your curls with your fingers until they fall in place, or as your heart desires.

 

Step 3: Smooth your hair.

Smooth hair at the base of your head. You can use a hair gel like the VO5 Wet Look Styling Gel to keep hair in place and to give the hair a wet appearance. This step is only recommended if you’re going out with your pineapple hear.

 

Pineapple Hair with a Fringe

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Step 1: Section your fringe.

Section off your fringe. You can use a hair clip or hairpin to keep them out of the way.

 

Step 2: Smooth your hair.

Bend forward and smooth your hair upward into a high ponytail.

 

Step 3: Secure the pony.

Apply hair tie to secure the pineapple ponytail in place.

 

Step 4: Cascade your fringe.

Bring the hair from the ponytail forward to cascade into your fringe.

 

Step 5: Apply oil.

Release your fringe and style it. If your fringe needs a pick-me-up, refresh your curls by using hair oil to help define them. We recommend using TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil, for a healthy, nourished shine.

 

Pineapple Hair to Maintain Hairstyles

If you want to pineapple your hair preserve your curls, you’ll want to try this process for bed. Repeat the steps above, but this time, you’ll use a loose scrunchie, preferably made out of satin or silk since they don’t cause friction to the hair as cotton does. Apply an oil like coconut oil to provide your locks with moisture.

Be sure to keep it loose and avoid twisting the scrunchie around more than once. In the morning, slide the hair tie off and shake your hair, allowing your curls to open up and fall naturally around your face. Use your hands to style as usual and you’re all set to go.

Now, the pineapple method may be difficult for those with shorter hair lengths. Don’t fret! We have a trick for you – create multiple pineapples throughout your hair. For example, you can create four sections and pineapple each with a small silk or satin scrunchie. In the morning release, shake and gently massage your roots to get rid or visible parts. Style and you’re ready to hit the door!