I wash hair in shower, condition, detangle & rinse, put leave in conditioner in very wet hair in shower, comb through, sometimes KCCC
too at this superwet step, though it makes my hair feel wierd like it's sucking out the moisture when I do this (it doesn't actually end up feeling dry in the end so I try to ignore it). Takes about 1 minute after shower.
Get out and stand on a towel, section hair and rake in gel, scrunch it in a little too, comb downward into parted style (like if I was gonna wear it straight) then a lot of scrunching:
Right side up with hands
Upside down with hands
Upside down with tshirt
Right side up with tshirt
-all this takes about 5 minutes or more-
Then plop overnight. Still wet in the morning! Then I've been diffusing for awhile (helps with volume) sometimes adding a little more gel right before, or a spray of water on a piece that's gone wonky and is too dry, sometimes not.
-Diffusing here is the longest step, maybe 15 min, but hair still not quite dry, usually-
So I do spend about a half hour doing my hair, counting the detangling and all, but not all at once.