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I'm Breaking Up with My Satin Scarf....[New Pineapple Method]

11:50 AM

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Dear Satin Scarf,

You know, we've been together for a long time. You've held me down night in and night out, protecting me and keeping me covered. I can honestly say you're my day 1. Even when I got my satin pillowcase, I kept you with me because I knew in my heart that I still needed you. But lately, I've been feeling like we aren't quite seeing eye-to-eye. You've changed, and I feel like we're growing apart. Or maybe it's just that I've outgrown you. You know what they say, everything has a season. Maybe our season is over. 

Even though this seems like the end, just know that we'll always have memories. Nothing can ever replace what you've been to me over the years. I'll still need you from time to time, so I hope that I can find you when that time comes. I hope you understand. You'll always be in my heart, and in my drawer.

Love Always,
Christina


Yes yes, ya'll, I'm ditching my satin scarf -- at least when it comes to pineappling. As many of you guys know, I've been going to bed like this for a cool minute (as evidenced by the fact that I'm clearly still transitioning in the pic):


But now, I'll be going to bed looking something like this:

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Okay, let me explain. I read a few weeks ago on Shelli of Hairscapades' blog about her repurposing a net wig cap as a way of allowing her to sleep in styles that need to dry and set overnight, while leaving the roots smooth. 

SHE'S. A. GENIUS. 

Since I don't really do twist or braid-outs (but now that I have the cap I can do one overnight if I choose), I wondered about using the wig cap to smooth and stretch the roots of my wash and go while it dried. So I took it to task last week while en-route to my sister's baby shower at her job:

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I hated the results. I mean, the thing worked. Too well, in my opinion. My roots and the top of my head were flaaaaaaaat. It just seemed...weird. So I nixed that idea. Then I read Shelli's comment on my Instagram about using the hole in the wig cap (or in my case, cutting one in) for a bun or ponytail. Then the idea came to me: what about using this thing to pineapple overnight? Turns out, I had my own mini streak of genius. 

I've been annoyed with my scarf pineapple lately, because if I tie it too tight, it stretched my already naturally loose back half too much. But if I tie it too loose, it slips off into the worst sort of pointless scrunchie ever, leaving the entire back of my head free to tangle and be trifilin'. My only saving grace is that I sleep on a satin pillowcase as well.



So when the idea to wig net pineapple hit me, I had to give it a try. And yes, it was a complete success! I was able to toss, turn, sleep wildly, drool, kick my covers around, snore, and do all of those unattractive things I do during the night. Here's how everything went down, and what you can expect if you choose to join me:

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I purchased the closed top weaving net from Sally Beauty for about $3. You can get the already open one if you like, but it takes all of two seconds to snip the top off. That's it. That's all you need to do to make this thing. #simple

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Next, pull it over your head and look like a struggle version of On The Run. I'm kidding, Just open the thing up like a donut, and pull it over your head with the band at the bottom.

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Pardon my expression. I really am not "over it" as my eyes would suggest...lol.

Make sure you pull your hair through the opening, and position it like a headband to get started.

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Pull the open part of the net over the back of your hair first, to create that forward-gathered pineapple business.

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That's it! You're done! Here's how it looks from the back:

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The curls are held together and protected, and the band keeps it from slipping off in the middle of the night!

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When I removed the wig net the next morning, this is how my curls looked before I shook, fluffed, and pulled them down.

By the way, if you're going to do the wig net pineapple, make sure you have a satin pillowcase! The net doesn't provide the full protection from cotton pillowcases that the satin scarf does, so you'll definitely need to keep that in mind. All the net does is keep the curls in place overnight.

Enjoy!

Let me know in the comments if you'll be trying this out. Much <3 to Shelli for the idea!

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13 comments

  1. I'm trying this!

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  2. Ky G (@KrickettwithaK)October 9, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    Just went to Sally's to pick up 2 wig nets to try this! They are on sale for $1.99 with beauty card

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  3. Sally's will see me today! ❤️

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  4. Thanks! I might need to grab another when the elastic on this one wears out :)

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  5. genius! I'll be trying this!

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  6. I had to come back and comment. I've been trying this for a week now, and it has been awesome! I'm at that weird stage where my hair is bra strap length straight, but It is still difficult to pineapple my hair because the back is always coming out. This keeps the back of my hair from tangling, which is major because I always know that it is going to be an issue on wash day. Up until now my curls NEVER lasted more than 3 days...like...ever!!! Thank you for sharing this. I know that it is going to be a must have in my routine this year.

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  7. Yes I need this in my life. You are brilliant!

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