One study found that 79% of women worldwide use hair dryers to reduce drying time. This number makes it clear why so many women face hair loss later in life. Hairdryers cause a lot of damage and hair breakage, especially for long hair.
In this article, we discuss why you should use a hair towel for twisting up hair instead of other methods. Continue reading if you want long, luxurious tresses that last.
Taking Care of Wet Hair
Hair is at its most vulnerable when it's wet. Without the proper techniques to reduce drying time, you'll see more hair breakage. This is especially true for those with long hair.
Wash with Care
If you want luxurious tresses, start with high-quality shampoos and conditioners. Gently apply shampoo to your scalp and allow it to rinse through your ends. Avoid vigorously scrubbing your hair and scalp to minimize damage.
Using conditioner can give you the luxurious tresses you want if you apply it correctly. Try to only apply conditioner to the ends of your hair and avoid the scalp. Applying conditioner to your scalp can leave it heavy and greasy.
After you've shampooed and conditioned your hair, avoid brushing it if at all possible. If you need to detangle, then consider reaching for a wide-tooth comb instead of a bristle brush. These cause the least amount of damage to your wet strands.
Bristle brushes pull and stretch your hair resulting in hair breakage. If you want to keep your long hair healthy, avoid bristle brushes and only detangle while your hair is wet instead of a full brushing.
Try Leave-in Conditioner
Leave-in conditioner helps keep your strands healthy and helps prevent hair breakage. Apply a few sprays to the ends of your hair before twisting up hair in a hair towel to allow it to soak in while your long hair dries.
Overnight Hair Care
Those who shower in the evening face the challenge of taking care of their long hair overnight. Leaving your luxurious tresses loose while wet can result in frizzing, tangles, and hair breakage. So it's important you treat them right even when sleeping.
Curly Hair Considerations
Securing your hair with a hair towel can help prevent twisting up hair while asleep. This is an especially useful technique for those with long hair that's curly.
A hair towel not only helps reduce drying time, but it also helps keep curls in place. Twisting up hair in a hair towel is a way to help it curl or scrunch itself.
Choosing a Hair Towel for Long Hair
Prepping your hair for a hair towel is an important part of wet hair care. However, choosing the right hair towel for long hair is equally important. The wrong hair towel can ruin your efforts to keep your hair healthy.
Start by considering the different types of towel materials. Certain towel materials are worse for your hair than others.
For example, stay away from terry cloth and rough cotton towels. These fabrics are abrasive against your sensitive strands and can cause more hair breakage, especially if you dry aggressively.
Microfiber is one of the best materials you can use for twisting up hair, especially long hair. It's soft, absorbent, and non-abrasive. This gentleness will help you achieve the luxurious tresses you're craving.
Once you've chosen the best hair towel material, be sure it's the correct size. Towels that are too large tend to be heavy. They weigh down your hair which causes stretch and hair breakage.
Hair towels should be small in size. They should be large enough to wrap around your head and hold your hair securely. This keeps them lightweight and easier to wear.
Benefits of Turbie Twists for Long Hair
Turbie Twists are the perfect type of hair towel for long hair. Their small size and microfiber material are gentle on luxurious tresses. However, these aren't the only benefit of using them.
Reduce Drying Time
The Turbie Twist is one of the most absorbent hair towels available. This means you can count on them to reduce drying time when compared to air drying or using other types of towels.
Since it absorbs so much moisture, you'll also spend less time (if any) blowdrying your long hair. You can use this time to perform other tasks such as getting dressed or making yourself a cup of coffee.
Unlike other types of hair towels, microfiber towels are gentle on your hair. Because they aren't abrasive or heavy, they don't put a strain on your strands. A lack of strain means less frizz and hair breakage.
If you choose to sleep with the Turbie Twist at night, your hair is better protected while you sleep. You don't have to worry about waking up with tangled strands or static.
Turbie Twists are small and lightweight which means they travel well. If you're going to the gym, they fit nicely inside of your gym bag. Plus, they dry quickly after use and won't make your gym bag musty.
They're also perfect for overnight stays or long trips. They take up minimal space inside of a suitcase or carry-on bag. You also don't have to depend on your accommodation for the right type of hair towel to protect your luxurious tresses.
The ability to reduce drying time with a hair towel is making a positive contribution to the environment. Hairdryers produce an average of 57 pounds of carbon dioxide each year. When you use them, you're releasing this harmful compound into the environment.
Instead of relying on a hairdryer, you can rely on absorbent microfiber. This contributes to the effort to reduce our carbon footprint.
Treat Your Long Hair to a Microfiber Hair Towel
Treat your long hair to the hair towel it needs to stay healthy. A Turbie Twist is lightweight and super absorbent. They reduce drying time and are the perfect way to get the luxurious tresses you want.
Shop our selection of microfiber hair towels today.