I squish excess water out of my hair with my fists first. Then I cocktail my styling products, and squish them in with my hair hanging upside down. You should have enough styling product that it sounds like you're walking through mud; and I do it for about as long as it would take me to walk and uncrowded city block. This distributes the products evenly.

Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
CGing since July 2008