I have used the Pineapple Method. to keep my hair stretched. You can click here to see instructions for the Pineapple Method for natural hair. I know, lol. I look like a little girl, but I love this method! I used the KeraCare Hair Dress and Grape Seed Oil, and my hair curled up at the ends. But it still felt dry. So, I used my normal Shea Butter/ Olive Oil mixure, and my hair started to soften up. In the morning, I will take these out and rake through my hair with the comb (to hide the parts).