Four hours isn't all that long. Especially, if you have a lot of hair with product. My hair is no longer dense (age, thyroid and medication.) Even with scrunching out water with curl towels and diffusing, it takes four hours to completely dry!

I'd say that the products you're using aren't moisturizing enough for your hair. You may want to look and see what other people are using. There may be a thread on the low porosity forum that addresses this.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix and CCCC