I wash my hair at night, usually 3-4 hours before I plan on going to bed. (Once I'm home from class, I don't usually go anywhere, so I don't have to worry about going out with wet hair.) I plop for 20-30 minutes and then diffuse for 10. I let my hair air dry the rest of the way. Diffusing for 10 minutes takes a full hour off of what would be my typical airdrying time. Then I go to bed with my hair 100% dry; if I go to bed with it wet, some parts straighten out and others curl too tightly. Overnight my curls inexplicably coil more tightly, even though my hair's already dry, so I wake up in the morning with tight curls and nice volume (albeit a little frizz, which doesn't bother me so much). I scrunch in some re:coil, and occasionally I'll apply some cream to my crown if my frizz is too bad, and I'm good to go.
Love: Burt's Bees Grapefruit & Sugar Beet Conditioner, Boots, BRHG