If I diffuse I do so for roughly ten minutes, but my hair is not fully dry then it's at least another hour of air drying afterwards. If I am in a hurry I don't plop but scrunch the excess water out with a towel.

If you clip the roots with tiny claw clips you can leave the house like that and stay clipped until you reach your school or place of work.
Clipping, and the 2nd day hair of my best hair day EVER - YouTube
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect