When you think of pineapple hair, you’re probably picturing scenes of spandex and sweatbands mid workout DVD circa 19190. But, what if we told you that the chavy-chic style is back in a big way and that it actually doubles up as a way to control your curls. As with most some of our ultimate style revivals, superstar Rihanna is behind the tumbling trend, but we’ve also spotted it on Ella Eyre, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and model Malika Firth.
Any curly haired girl will know that when it comes to managing your locks the struggle is real, but it turns out pineappling, otherwise known as the pineapple method is the secret behind perfectly formed, frizz free curls and has been used by girls with curly and afro hair for ages. Type #pineappling into Instagram and you’ll come across hundreds of coiled ladies donning the pretty pile-up style.
How does it work? Well, for starters you want to do it when your hair is damp because this is when it works best. Gather your hair together on top of your head, bringing it as closely to your hairline as possible and tie it together. The magic behind front-loading is that while you’re tossing and turning in your sleep your curls are left undisturbed on top of your head. The result? Glossy, cascading curls. Hurrah!
Another frizz fighting solution that coiled haired girls swear by is sleeping on silk. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it, trust us. Why? Curly hair tends to be drier than straighter types and cotton pillowcases absorb the natural oils and moisture from your hair while you sleep, messing up the shape of your curls, leave them frizzy, flat and irregular shaped. Trade in your cotton pillowcase for John Lewis’ Silk Standard one, £35, or, better yet invest in a silk scarf like this one from Moschino, £122, and wrap it around your pineappled hair at night.