well i use tresemme mousse and hairspray and silk elements leave in conditioner. i also use the anti-poof sunsilk shampoo and conditioner. i shampoo every 3 days or so and just rinse and sometimes condition (if theres time) the other days. then i have my difusser. i dont know what kind of towel i have, i am guessing it is cotton. i dont rubbing it too much, i know to air dry curls (or difuse) for the best results and i dont comb either.