But, before you wrap your hair in that same towel, take a moment and consider this: your hair is very different from your skin. That towel, while it works well on your skin, is not designed to be used on your hair.
Take for instance, your face and body. In a pinch, a bit of body lotion will work to hydrate your face, but it’s not ideal. In the same sense, that cotton towel you might be tempted to wrap around your locks is akin to that body lotion on your face – a sub-optimal solution.
Protect your hair – especially when wet!
However, gentleness is not the only key here. Drying your hair quickly also means your cuticles can close up faster, preserving their moisture and protecting hair from damage overall.
So what can you use to quickly yet gently dry your hair?
A microfiber hair towel!
What are microfiber hair towels?
So what does quick and gentle drying mean for hair, you ask?
Shiny, silky smooth locks that grow stronger!
Benefits of microfiber hair towel
- Minimize frizz, breakage and split-ends
- Define natural hair types
- Alleviate neck strain (as opposed to a typical heavy bath towel!)
- Boost product effectiveness (such as pairing it with an overnight hair mask)
- Create a cute-meets-luxurious feeling!
Difference between traditional and microfiber towels
Traditional towel: Bulky, heavy, hard to pack
Microfiber towel: Small, portable, compact
Microfiber towels, on the other hand, are made of much smaller, softer synthetic fibers tightly sewn together. This creates a silky smooth surface that reduces friction and therefore, breakage, split ends and other friction damage.
Traditional towel: Large, rough cotton fibers designed to maximize surface area
Microfiber towel: Small, soft synthetic fibers designed to gently soak up moisture
Traditional towel: Damaging, frizz-causing
Microfiber towel: Gentle, faster hair drying with minimal frizz