Whether you blow-dry, round-brush, and/or flatiron your hair or pay a professional to do the heavy lifting, taking it from curly to straight is a time suck. Cancelling your blowout appointment and spending less time tugging at your hair in front of the mirror frees up precious minutes in your schedule. I have a simple, speedy, DIY plan that starts in the shower. I use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner, plus a mask once a week to keep my fine, fussy curls happy, and I only comb my hair when it’s wet. This is a curly hair commandment my friend with gorgeous spirals told me: “Never touch your hair after the shower, except with a paper towel to blot excess moisture.” She explained that the soft texture of the paper towel was less likely to cause frizz than rubbing your hair with a terrycloth towel. I’ve opted for a microfiber towel (environment, you’re welcome), but I follow her lead regarding blotting instead of rubbing. Then I scrunch a sculpting foam—Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam ($12, target.com), which smells like coconut and doesn’t leave hair crunchy—onto sopping wet strands. I air-dry and am on my way. A solid 30-35 minutes has been shaved off of my once 40-minute hair commitment (insert happy dance here).