I've used the same products and routine nearly every day for the last 8+ years.
Condition wash with Sauve/VO5 conditioner, rinse.
Add walnut size blob of LA Looks Sport Gel to soaking wet hair, squeeze and scrunch. Plop in turban towel while I put on my face.
Take out of towel, scrunch, let air dry while I eat breakfast, read paper, etc. Diffuse dry for a few minutes. Scrunch. Done.