I'm also glad you mentioned pineappling, as this works the best for me. I have 2c/3a medium-fine hair, and it is easily "smooshed" out of place by hair accessories or when I'm sleeping (I have the same problem with braids - looks like a bad crimp). I actually started putting my hair up in a high ponytail long before going CG as I hated having my hair in my face when I sleep, but didn't realize until I joined this site that it was an actual technique (lol!). I agree that if it worked for you once, it is probably not a fluke - the loose scrunchy works well for me without leaving a noticeable dent, and I can easily refresh a few problem curls in the morning. I have to have completely dry hair when I go to sleep though, otherwise I will still end up with smashed curls. I have not used a satin sleep cap, but am interested in trying it. Where is the best place to purchase one?