My hair is shorter than yours now, but pineappling has never quite worked for me. I just put my hair loose in a sleep cap, and it's fine in the morning. Actually, it usually looks better having been in silk overnight.
Former longhair, now CG, living in N. California where the fog meets the wind
3a/b, fine, normal porosity/elasticity, high density
Conditioner wash and style. That's it!