Hi, Nancy! Long showers are the best!
I use Pantene Pro-V 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner. It comes in several formulas. I like that you can easily find it in any wallie world, grocery store or drug store.
You're so right about the poufs and they seem to take quite a while to dry completely. Have recently switched to a set of quick dry bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths from Target. Was skeptical, but they really do dry super quickly - even the washcloth. Planning to order another set.
You can find them here - they come in 28 colors:
Target : Fast Dry Towel Set
Hope this helps!