Same as Pixiecurl, t-shirt is easier to tie for me. I secure the microfiber towel with a hair clip when I use it too.
I also scrunch all the drips out and sometimes plop for a few minutes in the microfiber towel until it's soaked and then I change to the dry t-shirt.
2b/3a, primarily use Jessicurl and DevaCurl products, Curls Hair Tea conditioner and various gels. I'm modified CG-ish since 5/04.