I squeeze water from my hair first -- which still leaves it plenty wet. But I notice a huge difference in frizz control. It seals the hair with moisture & styler before it can start to dry. If you wait until after you've towel dried, it's usually way too late. I squeeze/wring between layers: leave-in, cream, gel, then up in a turban micro or CurlEase towel. When I take it down I do apply a little more gel if the weathe is very humid, otherwise not.
3B, bra-strap length
laidback, very-modified CGer
HG: GF Sleek 'n Shine Leave-in; Alagio