I don't apply my stuff to soaking wet hair. When I get out of the shower, even before detangling, I gently squeeze the length of my hair with a microfiber towel. Then I put it over my scalp hair and sort of gently pat the towel along my scalp. Then I apply leave-in (I detangle after that), then the stylers.

If I apply to soaking wet hair it take way too long to dry and doesn't make that much difference to my curls.
Location: Texas
Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!