It is okay to admit it. We all have a slew of hair products stocked on our bathroom shelves. Dry shampoo, hair masks, volumizing powder, and serums.
We know that none of those products are quite able to tackle the frizz you've been experiencing. But don't worry, we'll keep your secret.
What if we told you that you could skip the products and get the results you wanted with hair towels? And no, we aren't talking about the bath towel you're using each time you step out of the shower.
What is Frizz, anyway?
Frizz is what happens when you aren't able to tackle that mess on top of your head. No, seriously. That tangle of hair that sits on top of your head is frizz.
A raised cuticle layer is often the culprit; your hair is opening up to expose itself. When you aren't experiencing frizz your hair cuticle is lying flat. When it comes to taming your mane, a flat hair cuticle is the goal.
When hair lacks moisture it is a perfect formula for frizz. Mix that with the humidity outside and before you know it, your perfect hairstyle you spent all morning on? It's ruined.
The tips to avoid frizz vary. They usually involve purchasing more products, limiting hot tool styling, and not touching the hair as often. If we can't do what we want to our hair, why bother?
Cue the hair towels coming to the rescue.
Microfiber Steals the Show
Our hair strands are as unique as our personalities. They need love and care in order to thrive. The best hair towel for the job is a microfiber towel.
A microfiber hair towel is incomparable to your regular cotton towel because it will absorb large amounts of the hot water you use in the shower. The longer your hair holds on to the hot water, the more your hair cuticle will swell and open up.
As mentioned earlier, an open cuticle is prone to frizz. You guessed it: when you mix hot water with your hair the cuticles open up. Opening up the cuticle will cause damage you don't want or need.
A microfiber towel soaks up the hot water to ensure your hair doesn't suffer unnecessary damage when that cuticle is opened.
The Difference Is in the Fiber
Your traditional cotton towel is a heavier option that many struggle with. The coarseness of cotton will often drag and stick to your hair strands. This dragging can lead to breakage.
We know you don't want breakage near your hairline or your ends. However, the fibers microfiber towels are made with are extremely soft and smooth. This gentle material lessens friction.
Less friction often leads to less frizz. A Turbie Twist hair towel is the perfect lighter alternative that securely fits your head. It is smaller than a traditional towel and fits on your head like a turban.
You'll never have to worry about the towel falling off of your head again when you make the switch from a traditional cotton towel to a hair towel.
Microfiber Kicks the Lint to the Curb
Did you know that your regular cotton towel seals in lint? When you wash towels you will notice your towel shedding its skin. That skin, or lint, will end up in your hair the moment you use a cotton towel on your hair.
Having some lint buildup in our hair is unavoidable, but there are ways to limit the amount in our hair. The less we have trapped in our hair the less chance of that crazy frizz we will have.
A microfiber towel is great because it doesn't trap lint as cotton towels do. They are constructed with loop-shaped fibers that are different from that of the natural fibers that break down over time cotton. This added benefit goes a long way in minimizing frizz.
Knock Your Drying Time in Half
But the real added advantage you didn't know you needed? Your hair drying time is cut in half.
We all understand that consistent heat is bad for our hair. But one of the most common hair tools used in our arsenal is the hairdryer. However, when used in conjunction with a microfiber towel, you won't have to worry as much.
A microfiber towel absorbs just the right amount of water. Wait about 20 to 30 minutes and you will feel the difference. The soaking wet hair you experience when you get out of the shower will be a worry of the past once you purchase microfiber.
The towel easily takes your dripping wet hair and leaves it just damp enough to still lock in the necessary moisture. You will still require the use of a blow dryer (if you want, that is), but you won't have to use it as long. The time you spend drying your hair will be minimal compared to what it was.
The benefit? Less heat damage equals less frizz.
Hair Towels Will Tackle the Frizz
We understand that you'll probably still use some of your beloved hair products, but now you can opt out of purchasing that anti-frizz shampoo.
It's time to ditch that heavy cotton bath towel for something new. Browse our catalog of hair towels to find the design that best fits your style. From a microfiber hair turban to Turbie Bands that keep your hair out of the way when removing make-up, we have a variety that is sure to fit your specific need.
If you're interested in learning more about the various ways to protect your hair, read this post that outlines how to shield your hair from water damage.