Try these:

scrunching water out with a t-shirt instead of plopping

scrunching water out with a t-shirt then plopping

scrunching water out with a t-shirt then plopping hair in the wet from scrunching t-shirt.

and

scrunching water out with a t-shirt then plopping loosely so you can get dressed but not mashing the hair into the plop very hard.
2c / C / iii (FIA)
Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

Shoulder-Length now.

Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

Henna!