How long does it take you to diffuse?

My hair is so difficult! It takes 20 minutes just to get it about a third of the way dry. Currently I'm using the super soaker method and then diffusing, so I think that may be contributing to the problem of dryign slowly. But I can't get good clumps otherwise! Any suggestions?
At least 30mins. I can't stand it. Id rather plop and then hair dry. Oh but I've been thinking. I do believe that the product I put in my hair as contributes to how long it takes for my hair to dry. So I tried a moose and it'll only take 3 hours at the most to dry vs. the 7 hrs with my traditional routine. So I strictly use moose when styling now. Flag seed gel drys pretty fast too and leaves the hair super soft
It also takes me about 30 minutes to diffuse my hair when my hair is completely wet. But it's annoying, so now most of the time I will just plop for a while because I am lazy. I do it so my wet hair is up on my head and out of my face. I don't think plopping does much for my curls but I just do it to get my hair out of the way. And then I will eventually diffuse whenever I feel like it, and so it takes less time after I leave my hair in a plop for a while.
2c/3a some 3b/Thick/Fine texture?/High Porosity
Currently trying out the CG method again as of 1/3/12!

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Co-wash/RO: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle
Low poo: Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat (when needed)
Products: LA Looks Sports Gel and Curly Kinks Coil Jam



It takes roughly 20-30 mins to diffuse my hair, which I do until it's 60-70% dry, then I air dry the rest of the way, which takes about an hour. For me, my hair would feel way too frazzled if I diffused it until it was totally dry.
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Curl type : Boticelli, 3a, loose curls
Porosity : High
Texture : Fine/medium (I think!)
Co-wash/rinse out/leave in : L'oreal Full Restore 5, GFR&S, Schwarzkopf Bio Pomegranite
Gels : Umberto Giannini Flirty Curls Scrunching Jelly
Finish product : Boots Naked Style Frizz Fighter Serum or a pea-sized blob of condish smoothed over canopy
CG since Feb 2011
I leave mine to air dry for about an hour or so then diffuse it until completely dry. If I diffuse from wet it just turns to frizz so that's a no-go for me. Diffusing takes me about 5 mins usually. Ah, the joys of thin hair.
3b in South Australia.
I'm just the opposite - I diffuse first for about five minutes upside down to get my curls going, flip over and clip the top for lift then let air dry. If I wait and diffuse later, I don't get nearly as good curl formation.

I rarely diffuse all the way - I don't have the patience and don't want the long-term damage either. When I do, it takes about 30 minutes.

I almost always supersoak, too, but I do scrunch pretty well afterward with a floursack towel before I start diffusing - I do it sitting upright with a spray bottle rather than at the sink, so I may not be getting it as intensely soaked as you are, though it's still plenty squishy enough to do the job.

I usually scrunch with one floursack until it's quite wet then switch to a fresh one. It only takes a jiffy more until I have about as much moisture out that way as I'm going to get. That's when I normally start my diffusing, although sometimes I plop for up to about 20 minutes after that scrunching - not very often, though.
2C/3A/3B - modified CG - med./fine, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, YTCarrots or Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite, KCCC, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

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For maximum volume, I airdry until I feel the gel crystallize. This ensures good curl formation.

Then I diffuse until its 95% dry, which then only takes 10 minutes.

All of this helps to minimize any potential heat damage.

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