I use several floursack towels, and I use a Denman brush to rake the water out of my hair. I use about 4 to 5 towels (if I don't S&C , I need 6 to 7 towels). I get my hair as dry as brushing and toweling will allow before I add any styler product. I have fine hair, and this method, while decreasing the size, tightness of my clumps, increases volume and dramatically shortens hair drying time.
I can wash, add stylers, and I only need to diffuse dry for about 20 mins. So, my hair is done in 25 mins out of the shower. I like that.