I feel your pain. I go out with crunchy hair all the time, though I've finally developed a morning routine on workdays which means, basically, that I don't get to work until 2 hours after styling. (But I'm still a little crunchy. Not to mention, tired!) Curl Keeper is, I think, a particularly bad offender in the horrible-looking-while-drying category. So of course it's my favorite product! Well, at least for half of the year.
I suppose you could always get one of those hood dryers. What we REALLY need is one that comes down from the ceiling of your car, drying the hair during the morning commute.
Wurly and proud!
Modified CG since 2008.