I also do a modified plop - I actually use a crotched snood. I started using it to simply hold the weight of my hair while it dries and I liked that it allows for airflow (otherwise my low-po hair would NEVER dry. But, I quickly realized it helps when dressing as well so that is when I dress - right after the snood is in place.
remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!!
My hair:
2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
My routine:
Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
LI: KCKT or CJSL
Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.