I have to warn you that this is not a sexy look. It’s not one for those of you in new relationships (unless you’re much braver than me) or one for answering the door to your postie. I have seen the reaction of good friends of mine when I’ve whipped out my night time doo (lots of guffawing and laughing whilst I feebly try to explain my reasons over the giggling). I’ve also seen the bemused reaction of the Coles delivery man when I’ve answered the door with my hair like this… and wearing my fluffy animal print dressing gown no less. Ha, lucky man, definitely no illusion of anything sexy whatsoever.
The reason behind the stylish ‘pineapple’ is that your curls are protected while you sleep because only the underside of your hair is in contact with your pillow. If you use a silk or satin pillowcase then the friction is reduced further and you get even less frizz in the night. You can also wrap your hair in a silk scarf which is what I do and that’s what I’m going to show you now.
Step One: Tip your head up side down and gently gather your hair on top of your head. Loosely tie it up so your hair is in a pony tail high on your head.
Step Two: Tip your head back up and make sure all your hair is in the pineapple and that it’s tight enough to stay like that.
Step Three: Tip your head back upside down and drape your scarf over your head so it hangs in front of your face. Take the two corners by your head and tie them in a knot. At this stage if you stand up you should have your scarf tied at your forehead and hanging down your back.
If wearing a scarf to bed isn’t your thing you can still get really good results using a pineapple and silk/satin pillowcase. I find that the scarf works better for me as I move around a lot in my sleep. I’m also lucky as I have a long suffering boyfriend who is used to me doing weird and wonderful things for my curly hair, plus I actually think he prefers it when I wrap my hair in a scarf as it prevents my hair from “infiltrating his space”…