Don't give up!!! It took me awhile. I know you said pineappling didn't work for you, but it started working for me and is awesome!! I then stumbled upon CJ Aloe Fix for 2nd day hair and it is incredible!! Try that!!
Condish Faves: GVP Condish Balm, GDLI, GTTTT
HG Stylers as of NOW: DMCCB, CJ CCCC, Boots, Re:Coil, SMU, BRHG
ABSOLUTE FAVES: KCP, CJ AF