I use a t-shirt to plop, but I use a variation on the Live Curly Live Free method. As long as I don't plop long enough to come out with dry ends, I'm usually ok. I usually try for around 15 minutes, long enough to moisturize, get dressed, and do my makeup, but up to 30 minutes usually works too.
CG since 11/2011
2c /3a F /Mii, low porosity

Autumn Products /Routine:
Clarifying: ACV rinses, Suave Professional Men Deep Clean Peppermint
Low Poo: Renpure Luxurious Argan Oil
Co-washes: VO5 Kiwi Lime Squeeze or Strawberries & Cream
RO: VO5 KLS or S&C, Cure Care
LI (if needed): VO5 S&C, VO5 KLS, Cure Care
Stylers: FSG, L'Oreal Studio Clean gel, Tresemme Flawless Curls Bouncy Curls gel
PT: IAGirl's as needed