Yep, I realize that I can't go off what works for others as so many things come into play--hair properties, dewpoints, etc--but at least it's a starting point. My best products and techniques come from reading what others are doing and doing something similar and making a few changes here and there. I am realy so thankful for everyone sharing their techniques and products that work for them.
Take the super soaker method, for example. It does work great, but it's messy and because there's soooo much water in my low porosity hair it takes forever to dry--like more than 6 hours. I find it better to follow her method, but instead of leaning over a sink and cupping water I wet a hairbrush and brush it through my hair a certain way to make a sold sheet of hair. Then I use a microfiber towel wrap it in my hand and squeeze the extra water out at a 90 degree angle to the floor--which keeps the clumps in place. If I want waves I let it dry like that. If I want more curls I scrunch the towel in an upwards motion. This works better for me and takes much, much less time to dry.
Anyway, I'm going to go thru my stash and get rid of the stuff that definitely doesn't work, making notes of ingredients that are the culprit to dry, stringy hair--for me anyway. Hopefully I will be able to find a HG product that make me love my curls.