How to apply gel to coarse low porosity hair?

How should I apply gel to my hair? I dry my hair with a t-shirt to speed up the drying process due to college's fast paced lifestyle. Should I co-wash, add gel and then dry my hair with my t-shirt. Would this just defeat the purpose of me adding gel to my hair? Or should I co-wash and dry my hair with a t-shirt, and then after my hair is dry apply gel? I also have some leave in conditioner, should I include this into my routine? Thanks!

1 Answer

I would apply my leave-in conditioner/moisturizer and then my gel before plopping.