I wrap mine in a micro fibre towel straight out of the shower and leave it on while I get dried, do my face etc. (Can't plop as I get a tangled birds nest!). Then I let it loose and leave it to dry for at least an hour, then I finish it off with a diffuser (about 5 mins). I can't diffuse from really wet as I just end up with frizz and little definition, nor can I just let it air dry as then I end up with flat, stringy curls. I can let it air dry completely but I still have to diffuse a bit as otherwise my hair would look wet and stringy all day. It's very weird and very trying! I have to say though, that I really don't like too much volume.