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.
3a/b, F, normal porosity

Wash with either Suave Tropical Coconut, As I Am, or CJ Daily Fix
Condition with STC or Yes to Blueberries and detangle with Denman, rinse very lightly (baptismal rinse)
Add LAL gel, either Sport or Wet Look, scrunch with flour sack towel, and plop
Diffuse 5 minutes, then air dry