You may want to try to scrunch out water with a cotton tee shirt (I use Curls Like Us towel.) Then use your dryer with the diffuser--but don't touch your curls with it. I find that touching gives me a ton of frizz.
I found the Deva NoPoo very drying after they changed the ingredients. My salon has it, I won't let them use it (or any other Deva product for that matter.) Unfortunately, finding the right products is kind of trial and error. The best place to start is to determine your hair properties (texture and porosity) and then look for others with hair like yours and see what they use (in signatures.)
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08
HGs: Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; DM MiraCurls Curling Gelly; UFD Curly Magic; Shescentit LIs; Sevi conditioners; Botanical Spirits Puree, CJ Repair Me