5 hours in a processing cap sounds like overkill to me. I think an hour is more then plenty.
I'd suggest trying a more moisturizing rinse out. GF triple nutrition is popular. Aubrey organics honeysuckle and rose is a stinky but good option. I've also read good things the curl junkie jar conditioners and the spiral solutions deep conditioner if you can afford to spend a little more. Kathymack from the board sells samples of CJ and SS.
Here is a thread on moisturizing rinse outs.
9 hours is a long time to wait for your hair to dry. Sounds frustrating. Wish I could help.
http://pedaheh.blogspot.com/ (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
Cowash: Tresemme naturals
Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
Curl enhancer: FSG
Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers