How to Do the Pineapple Hairstyle on Natural Curly Hair

The pineapple hairstyle is a great technique for stretching your curls overnight. This hairstyle usually involves piling a loose set of curls on top of your head that closely resembles the shape of a pineapple. 

Pineapple hairstyle

This is also a perfect go-to style for when you don't know what next to do with a week old twist out or wash and go. And if you are looking to prevent a tangled mess of curly hair, you should give the pineapple hairstyle a try.

How to do: The Pineapple Hairstyle

In this tutorial, Alyssa Marie will show you how to create the pineapple hairstyle in minutes.

What you need

  1. Spray bottle of water and leave-in mix
  2. Bristle brush
  3. Elastic hair tie
  4. Bandana
  5. Edge control
  6. Toothbrush

Step 1: Refresh your edges

  1. Start with fully dried hair and not wet hair.
  2. Spray your edges with the water and leave-in mix and brush with a bristle brush.
  3. You can also moisturize your hair with a leave-in conditioner before putting it into this style.

Step 2: Make your pineapple 

  1. Gather your hair up into a high ponytail at the top of your head. Bring it as close to your forehead as possible so your curls sit at the very top of your head.
  2. Then take out an elastic hair tie - one with enough stretch to go around your hair once - and tie around your hair.
  3. Fluff with your hands for more volume.

Step 3: Brush up flyaway strands

  1. If your hair is at the shorter end and there are some flyaway hairs at the back. Just spritz the back of your hair with the water and leave-in mix, brush it up and bobby pin them.

Step 4: Style with a bandana

  1. This step is optional. If you like, you can style this look with your favorite bandana.
  2. Start by folding the bandana into a triangle then place it on the back of your head with the triangle facing up.
  3.  Tie it up in front and secure it. Fluff your pineapple again to give it the shape you want.

Step 5: Lay your edges

  1. Spritz your edges with the water and leave-in mix.
  2. Apply edge control and lay your edges as desired with a toothbrush or edge brush.
  3. Flaunt your look!

If you would like to recreate the pineapple hairstyle but with more volume and length, the kinky coily ponytail is definitely a quick fix for that.