Working out or sleeping, use the pineapple method to preserve braidouts,twists, roller sets, or whatever :)
What is pineapple-ing you ask? It is the simple practice of pulling all your curly hair into a high ponytail directly on the top of your head before you go to bed. Use a silky scrunchie so it leaves less of a mark on your hair. Basically all it does is keep your curls out from under your head when you’re sleeping so your curls don’t get frizzy! Perfect second day hair is within a scrunchies reach for everyone.
I really enjoyed this article on CurlyNikki, where author Erica Thurman talks about acknowledging privileges within the natural hair community. We don’t all have the same journey. The better you fit into the narrow beauty ideal (skinny, lighter skinned, etc), the more willing people may be in accepting your one deviation (your natural hair). But if you have darker skin and more weight on you then acceptance may be a little more difficult. Then again, this is all relative—it depends on who you are and what kind of community you grow up in. But I find this a very important article nonetheless.
What do you think?
Black Style | 1880s
Studio portrait of an African American female equestrian rider from the late 1880s.