I don't know if it's better, but I use a velvety scrunchie to pineapple and also wear a satin sleeping cap at night. I usually go 3-4 days between washing/restyling so it works pretty well for me.
med-coarse texture/med density/low porosity
Clarifying: TJ TTT shampoo
Cowash: VO5 clarifying kiwi lime, Suave daily clarifying
RO: SN or Tresemme naturals, TJ TTT
LI: SN or VO5
Styling: Gels - HETT, Goddess Curls, AAV; John Frieda, HETT & Tigi strong mousse; TIGI Curl Booster aeresol; GF hairspray * Fan of plopping & diffusing