I picked airdry because that's what I do most of the time. Sometimes I might diffuse on low for 5 minutes, but that's only if I'm extremely short on time. I get better clumping when I air-dry, which is what I like, and less fly-aways. I plop for as long as I can, but I think what really helps speed up the drying time a bit is that I use these really absorbent, cloth-paper towels to scrunch my hair with right after I've added my products. I scrunch quite a bit until the 3 towels are soaked, then I plop for at least 20 minutes, but sometimes up to an hour. I still takes a few hours for my hair to completely dry, but at least it's better than the several hours it would take if I didn't do the above. I think my hair can be deceiving because while it's not coarse, I definitely have a lot of it, and every stylist has always commented on how much moisture it sucks up and how long it takes to dry.
3a/2c f/mii. pics added 2/3/07