By Marie Young of GoodLooknOut
Anyone who knows me KNOWS that Solange is my ultimate lady crush! Although her hair is more than likely a wig, I still strive for her curls, like ALL THE TIME. The only problem, that darn pineapple method! I mean, really, who does the pinapple method really work for?!?!
With two kids it’s virtually impossible to do the proper nightly routine for my curls. When I lay my 3 month old down to sleep, I typically fall asleep as I’m putting him down. As I wake up in the morning, I usually have a dry, lopsided curly afro…LOL.
So, of course, I couldn’t do with the nappy fro every morning and I had to do something to give my hair some life. Even though I love my wash-n-go curls, I can’t keep waiting upwards of an hour for my hair to air dry every morning. Sometimes I have to be gone in minutes.
After reviewing Wild Sunshine Bliss’ tutorial for the pineapple method a few months back, I tried it and of course IT DIDN’T WORK FOR ME! I was bummed and went back to my regular routine *which was NO ROUTINE*. Fast forward to last night, I got the sleepies again while putting my son down so I decided to try the pineapple method one more time, but I’m going to switch it up a bit. I changed it slightly by pulling my hair forward to the top of my head and placing a satin bonnet on top and by-golly, IT WORKED!
For you natrualistas looking for a better nightly routine, I found a few tutorials you can try to find a regimen that’s best for you. I know there are many different hair types so there is something for everyone!
Soooo, if stretching your tightly coiled hair is a major concern for you try this:
Ok, so your hair is kind of short…here’s one for you too:
I even found one for you medium length naturalista’s (with layers):
I’ve tried all three and I’ve failed miserably, so here’s my routine:
What’s your nightly routine??? Do any of these methods work for you? If so, what’s your favorite? If not, how did you switch it up?