medusahair, I have to do the same thing. Especially today, brrrr!
I'd definetly try a dt. My next suggestion would be to use a lighter hold gel to make sure your hair isn't as weghed down. This is what I've been doing this week, as it's been getting progressively colder here in SC. My curls even held up in the strong winds yesterday. My curls have been awesome, but I don't think they would have been if I hadn't done a looong dt.
3B Corkscrew... I'm back on the boards now! Just got The Big Chop on Monday, pics coming soon.