cut down curly drying time

Cut down your curly drying time!

Dear Ouidad: So... it's taking FOREVER for my hair to dry. I'm mastering the plop, but seriously, I don't have 4 or 5 hours to sit around in a plop in the morning! But if I take the t-shirt off when my curls are still wet, I get really bad frizz. Help!

A: If your hair takes a long time to dry it’s probably extremely dry and holds water for a long time. You need to rebuild your internal layer with Deep Treatment and you’ll have better results. I highly recommend drying your hair naturally, without a towel or t-shirt.

My hair takes hours to dry too. A deep treatment is the answer? That's really interesting because I have fine hair that needs a lot of protein, and if I give it too much moisture, my curls get mushy soft and limp. So are my only choices either A: Stick with hair that's on the drier side, but curls really helix-shaped and nice, or B: Deep treat my hair and get mushy, out-of-wack curls? :/
I have 3c hair, leave conditioner in, add gel on top of it, then plop. I leave the plop in for 10-15 min, then remove, and dry with a diffuser. It works pretty well for me. You might want to use more gel.