The genius of the Natural Hair community is ALWAYS on display. The different ways that we invent homemade natural hair & beauty products and creative ways to protect our lusciousness in order to keep the curls POPPIN’ never stop! And one great example of this is the nighttime hairstyle started by beautiful naturals called “pineappling”.
When you stop over-shampooing your hair, it’s a MUST that we find ways to make that BELOVED wash day definition last much longer. And guess what boo!! Pineappling is a wonderful technique for preserving those precious curls while you’re rolling around in bed (snoring all loud, lol), giving you your best 2nd, 3rd and even 4th day hair.
What is a Pineapple Protective Style
Gotta love that protective pineapple, haa. The pineapple is a loose, high ponytail on top of your head, that prevents the frizz, knots and flattened curls that come with lying on a pillow. This way, only the sides and back of your hair will be subject to your tossing and turning.
The scrunchie or ponytail holder should be loose/tight enough that you loop it around your hair just once if possible. This stops a dent or crease from forming while you sleep. Many naturals prefer to use a satin scrunchie to stop accidental hair breakage and that depressing feeling of tearing hair out with normal hair ties. Ugh…
Many natural ladies also wrap their pineapple in a satin scarf or bonnet to protect their hair from the knots and dryness that comes with rubbing on a pillow, but if you don’t like to sleep with that on your head you can just sleep on a satin pillowcase.
What If You Have Type 4 Coils
If you have highly-textured type 4 hair, you may find that scrunchies or elastic still leaves an indentation in your luscious natural hair, if that’s happens then you can pineapple just using a satin scarf and bonnet. This is especially helpful for shorter hair.
How to Pineapple
Now remember, this is pineapple is going to be a very loose ponytail, so we suggest that you start pineappling it right before you lay down for the night. It may slip a little but your hair should still be protected and don’t forget your satin pillowcase boo!
BEND all the way forward.
GENTLY gather your hair on top of your head.
SLIDE a scrunchie, elastic or special No-Crease Snap-Off Hair Tie around the base of the ponytail only once (or as loosely as possible) The looser the better to avoid creasing.
*OPTIONAL STEP: You can clip the ends of your pineapple to your head or try NOT TO pull the ends all the way through to create a loose bun.
PUT ON your bonnet or scarf last.
How to Take Down Your Protective Pineapple
The pineapple takedown is as important as putting it up. You can’t simply take your hair out of a pineapple and expect to walk out of the crib, you’ll need to perk things up with some light styling.
This is how our Type 4a Editor Amanda takes down her pineapple.
Now don’t get me wrong, a pineapple is definitely not the only way to sleep with curly natural hair. If you’ve tried it and it didn’t work for you, that’s OK. We’ll be highlighting other methods to protect the luscious, so stay tuned Lovelies!
Natural hair is a real luxury and our absolute PRIDE when it is healthy and well-groomed. But how to keep our locks looking irresistible and playful when heat, dust, salt water, and other factors regularly damage them, causing the hair loss, split ends, lack of shine and beauty
The solution is not so difficult, though. It doesn’t necessarily have to consist of expensive salon treatments and using professional high-class hair products (which are not so perfect as adverts promise, by the way). If you really want to restore a healthy look, shine, and beauty of your hair, turn to the natural remedies for help. They are the option number one not only due to their cosmetic effect, but also the healing properties.
When talking about natural remedies for hair, we simply can’t ignore vegetable oils, so they are deservedly at the top of our list. It’s well-known that plant oils are a gold mine of vitamins and nutrients, they easily penetrate to the hair shafts to help retain moisture. Use olive, burdock, coconut, argan, rosemary, jojoba oils to restore hair that has become damaged from curling irons and coloring, to add a natural shine, healthy look, softness, and resilience to your hair. You can either rub the pure oil into the scalp or make a natural hair mask:
The hair mask with burdock oil is a simple and effective way of nourishing the hair follicles and is perfect for all types of hair. Mix 2 tablespoons of oil with an egg yolk and massage your scalp with a warm mask for a few minutes, rubbing it into the skin and curls, focusing on the tips. Then, wash your hair with an ordinary shampoo. Use this remedy once a week.
Take 3 tablespoons of olive oil and add 5 drops of the ylang-ylang essence, apply this mixture on wet hair and сover it with a shower cap. Keep this remedy on your head for about 15 minutes, after that thoroughly wash the hair.
If your hair is naturally oily, don’t abuse vegetable oil treatment, while the dry hair can be restored in this way even twice a week.
Onion Juice Treatment
Do you know that the onion is extremely rich in vitamins and has medical properties? Can you imagine those fantastic results you’ll get after regular usage of onion masks?
Grate 1 onion and squeeze out the juice. Then add 2 tablespoons of burr or castor oil, 2 teaspoons of squeezed lemon juice, and a banana mashed with a fork. Apply the mixture from roots to tips and leave it on for about 15 minutes. The mask is perfect for weakened hair with oily roots.
Onion juice significantly heals, strengthens, revitalizes the hair, accelerates its growth, prevents and stops hairloss, improving the structure of your curls as a whole. The only con of the onion treatment is the smell you can’t get rid off when your hair is getting wet.
Power of Eggs for Afro Curls
Most of the nutrients of the egg are concentrated in the yolk – it’s a trove of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Vitamins A, D, E, B, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, folic and nicotinic acids restore the hair structure, strengthen, refresh and tone, prevent hair loss and stimulate growth, protect from negative environmental factors, make your curls smooth and shiny.
Try the egg yolkshampoo instead of your ordinary one twice a month to give your cute curls a new life. Beat 2 yolks, add 2 teaspoons of purified water and 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil.
Or treat your hair with this fairy egg yolk mask: make a mixture of 2 yolks, 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 tablespoon of castor oil and a teaspoon of brandy (or cognac), heat it up and apply from roots to tips. Cover your hair with a plastic bag and a terry towel. Keep this remedy for 1-2 hours and wash with your favorite shampoo.
Coconut is rich in proteins, iron, potassium, and other essential nutrients, so that it promotes hair growth, repairs damaged hair, prevents hair loss, breakage and dandruff.
Use a clear coconut milk or oil: gently massage the product all over your scalp (or on the targeted areas only), keep it overnight and shampoo as usual next morning.
Experiment with coconut oil mask: mash a half of banana with a fork and add 2 tbsp of coconut oil and 1 tbsp of sour cream. Mix all ingredients thoroughly and heat the remedy up, apply on the hair and rinse off in 30-40 minutes.
Honey Natural Care
Honey is another natural remedy that your curly hair is gonna fall in love with. No matter if you use it in its pure form or as a part of a homemade hair mask, honey will restore your hair, prevent loss and can even be used as a lighter.
Honey conditioner recipe: mix 100 g of heated on a water bath honey and 2 tbsp of olive oil. Massage it over the scalp and keep for 40-50 minutes, then rinse with a mild shampoo. Besides strengthening, this remedy will moisturize, nourish, and stimulate the hair growth, making your natural locks silky and shiny.
Another honey-based mask idea: all you need is 1 tbsp of honey and the same amount of aloe juice. This treatment should be applied for about 10 minutes before washing the hair twice a week. Besides, this super mask has a great advantage: it can be kept in a fridge, prepared in advance.
Avocado in Action
Avocado fruit is an excellent means for growing and strengthening natural hair. Whether it is the fruit, seed or its oil, avocado contains all necessary vitamins, potassium, iron, folic acid, and copper. This winning mix of nutrients makes all avocado-based hair masks one of the most effective for home hair treatment and restoration.
Make a hair mask with a mashed ripe avocado, 1 tbsp of olive or jojoba oil and another tablespoon of yogurt. Use this remedy once a week to maintain the luxury look of your Afro curls.
Besides, you can massage avocado oil into your scalp once or twice a week to keep your hair moisturized enough, healthy and shiny.
The Best of the Dairy Products
Do you suffer from excessive dryness of hair or tips? If so, this hair conditioning treatment with mayonnaise is what you need! However, ladies with normal hair can also get additional nutrition and moisturizing, following this easy tip:
Apply mayonnaise to wet hair and leave it on your head for 1 hour. Then rinse it well and shampoo. Voila! Your hair will be grateful!
Yogurt is the second best dairy product for hair treatment, strengthening and preventing dandruff.
Take a pure yogurt and spread it over the hair, massaging it into the scalp. Then cover the hair with a plastic bag and wrap with a towel for about 20 minutes. After that shampoo your hair like you always do it.
Rye bread = Strengthening + Growth
The use of rye bread (which is rich in B vitamins) for hair helps to prevent hair loss, strengthen, normalize the hydrolipid balance of the scalp, as well as to clean it mildly.
Soak some slices of rye bread in water, then mash it with hands and add a couple drops of camphor oil. Apply this mixture on your hair, cover it with a plastic bag and a towel. In one hour shampoo your flirty locks thoroughly to be sure no bread crumbs left in your shag.
Hair Conditioning with Apple Cider Vinegar
Our hair has an ideal pH of 4 to 5. The acidity of the apple cider vinegar rinse means that it helps maintain the pH balance of your hair and remove buildup without stripping the hair of its natural oils at the same time.
Apple cider vinegar should be used instead of your regular hair conditioner after shampooing your hair. Just dilute 2 tablespoons of ACV with 1 cup of water and apply this mixture after shampooing, massage your scalp during a couple of minutes and then rinse your hair thoroughly.
Lemon Juice for Healthy Hair
Ordinary lemon is a strongly recommended and trusted ingredient to fight against hair loss and strengthen it. Containing vitamins C, B, and various minerals, the lemon has become a must-have of many homemade masks and conditioners.
Squeeze 2 lemons into a cup of water and use this mixture after shampooing just like it’s described in paragraph 9 about the apple cider vinegar.
P.S. Remember Lovelies, love yourself and take care of your gorgeous hair to look your best and turn a lot of heads under any circumstances. Use rich gifts of nature, listed above, to restore, strengthen and treat your magnificent curls. And if it’s not enough for you, check out one extra sweet idea of natural remedy for hair strengthening right below!
If you have very thick type 4 hair, you probably know how difficult it can be to get those SUPER-DEFINED curls that you see so often featured on our Instagram.
But don’t even trip honey, because your girl NaturallyTemi grabbed her camera, her Hydratherma Foaming Mousse, Jsheaoil and a ton of assorted sized perm rods just so she could teach you how to get the most POPPINEST CURLS (LOL) in the building! Fried chicken grease don’t POP like this boo!
What’s really dope is that she give a 360 view of the curls after she’s done droppin’ some knowledge on you. She aint playin’ round….
She wrote about the style too. She says she usually gets about 5-6 days from this super-defined style.
As far as maintenance goes, she keeps her hairstyle together once it is out of the curl rods by putting it in 3 ponytails and putting a hair bonnet on. She fluffs and shakes that bad girl in the morning and BAM! Ready to go!
Temi says that the Hydratherma Foaming Mousse helps retain moisture in her hair to an extent, but the leave-in she puts in before the mousse on is what mainly keeps her hair super-moisturized. She also mentions that she definitely prefers Hydratherma Foaming Mousse over the popular Creme of Nature Foaming Mousse.
The “Awww HECKY NAW” Moment of the Video
There was one big drawback to this hairstyle for folks that might be a little on the “lazy natural” side, or simply “AINT GOT TIME FOR ALLDAT!”… What’s the big downer you ask?
Well… She mentions that she left the rollers in for two days! TWO DANG DAYS! Girrrrrrrl….. But I admit, it was super-cute and she says didn’t go out much in those days and if she did need to go out she would wear a cute hair scarf.
So pretty much, try doing this style when you know you don’t have to be anywhere for a couple days, lol. Netflix and chill on them fools, then step out like BOW! Curl on super-defined Fleek mode! Check out the video below!
BTW… Some of the ladies were askin’ about that FIRE lipstick she was wearing, she says it is from the Colouredrainelipstick line, it’s call “2am”.
It has soft vibrating tips that deep massage your scalp, it’s waterproof for use in the shower or bath. You’ll experience the benefits of enhanced cleaning to help your hair grow out faster.
In my opinion, massaging your scalp should be a part of everyone’s weekly routine. I’ve noticed that I remember to keep up with my routines when I’ve invested in things that give me quicker results and help me do less work. Yeah, I’m lazy & triflin’ SOMETIMES, haa! But honestly, this is not just about being lazy, the type of massage you get from this scalp massage brush is lot more thorough and quicker without tiring your hands out. It just makes sense.
The Vitagoods scalp invigorating massage brush works with batteries and has an ON/OFF button to crank up the massage vibrations.
Naptural85 used this after her deep conditioning session and loved it, and now she uses it every time she co-washes her hair.
She says that her scalp feels so much cleaner since using the massage brush and she is really a big fan, you can tell because she uses it so much that the name of the product is wearing off, you can hardly see the letters anymore, lol!
And remember that this Vitagoods scalp massage brush is powerfully efficient, you don’t need to grind away with your hands. You can think of it much the way you’d think of an electric toothbrush, you don’t want to put tons of pressure on it, just apply it with light pressure and let it do it’s job.
Benefits of Blood Circulation On Your Scalp
The deep massage you get from this massage brush greatly increase your circulation. But why is that important?Well… Circulation determines the flow of oxygen into the scalp, your follicles need this for healthy, steady hair growth. You can give your scalp a boost in circulation by massaging it.
One way scalp massaging increases blood circulation is by warming the vessels. This makes the roots stronger, which helps slow or stop excessive shedding beyond the normal or average hundred strands a day.
Massaging also reduces stress hormones that interfere with the your hair growth cycle. When your stress hormones are raging, your body compensates and doesn’t run as efficiently. This means your body will use the water and food you consume to keep your vital organs operating; your hair, skin and nails are last on your body’s priority list of nutrient distribution and suffer the ugly consequences. The Vitagoods scalp massage brush helps you massage your scalp to superior health and promotes a scalp condition that is ready for hair growth.
Products Often Used With The Vitagoods Massage Brush
Be honest, homegirl DID HER THANG! She looks amazing and the video is easy to follow along with, that was our favorite part. The products she used matched well with brown to darker skin and looked GORGEOUS. Get prepared for more top-notch makeup tutorials to get highlighted very soon.
Good, well Teaundra will show you how. Her video has beeen VERY well recieved, getting more than 5,000,000 views! SO if you haven’t had the chance yet to see her unique technique, you will enjoy this. (Subscribe to BlackHairOMG’s YouTube channel)
Just to prep you for the video a bit, just know that Teaundra straightens her hair only once a year if that just to switch things up every once in a while and no heat any other time.
She has been natural since 2008, she has had amazing hair growth over the years after going natural and the techniques she shows in the video arethe same as what she always does when she washes her hair. She starts off showing you her GO TO pre-poo product, which is Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Conditioner.
The natural hair movement is so strong that The Curl Club decided to poke a little fun (in a light-hearted way) and imagine if the natural hair movement were a cult. They used a lot of imagination and creativity to think up this off-the-wall scenario.
It is hilarious!
The video is going SUPER VIRAL and is causing a lot of interesting conversation between large groups of naturals and even non-naturals as well.
We’ve even seen friends jokingly tagging each other on Facebook saying stuff like “This is soooo you!!”
And of course, there are some people taking the video waaaaaay too seriously and are even offended, I don’t exactly understand what there is too get upset about, but hey, some people will find a reason to complain no matter what you do.
But for all y’all that just enjoy a good laugh this will be right up your alley.
Anyway, check it out and enjoy the humor. The end of this video cracked me up, home girl had no idea what she was walking into.
Enjoy! And please leave your thoughts and comments below… Did it make you laugh too?
She uses a unique blow dryer attachment called a diffuser that is used to spread the airflow across a large section of her natural hair.
It is mainly used for curly hair, because the air flow does not cause frizz or interfere with the curl pattern. A diffuser works well for wash and go hairstyles, as you can imagine many natural ladies don’t enjoy leaving the house with their soaking wet hair. Nobody is trying to go out and get sick just for trying to be cute! Haa…
And for most women when they wear a wash and go completely air drying is not an option, many times natural hair can and will take 24 hours or more to dry.
Try waking up with your hair matted to your head, because it was still wet from the day before and tell me how much you like it. I guarantee that it’s absolutely no fun.
Check out her natural hairstyles video below as she breaks down her technique for you tutorial style. But before you do that do myself and yourself a big favor right now….
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Super defined curls from twist outs are one of the more popular natural hair styles around.
If you’ve been natural for a while and have noticed some growth, your twist out is probably full of life and gets a lot of heads turning too!
But twistouts are sort of like that rude friend who comes to your house, eats all your food, and then just bounces! Here one minute and gone the next. For whatever reason, a lot of women can’t seem to keep their twist out from twisting out.
But don’t worry about it, we have your back! Here is a great video from your BlackHairOMG expert Allison to help make your twist out super-defined and last a while longer! Hey and remember to subscribe to BlackHairOMG TV!
Twistout With TGIN Hair Products on TWA – Natural Hair Video
We have 6 natural hair experts that will go through the journey with you sharing their favorite tips and advice. There will be new videos weekly, enjoy! And support the #OMGFamily and SUBSCRIBE today. Here is another informative video is from your BlackHairOMG expert Johanna from Jamaica!