I usually try to have my hair at its best when I go, especially since I started CG and my stylist isn't familiar with it. He pulls no punches when he thinks my hair looks like crap.
If I really didn't feel like it and wasn't trying to prove a CG point, I'd throw it in a pony-tail and call it good. I never plan on it looking good afterwards unless he blows it straight. Between the terry towels and rubbing before adding product, it's a lost curly-cause.