On average, American women spend 6 days a year doing their hair. Plus, they spend around 1.5 hours a week on blowdrying.
Are you one of these women? Then surely you have better things to do with your time.
One way to make better use of your time is to use a hair turban. This allows you to not only dry your hair faster but to also multitask better.
Are you interested in using a hair turban but have no clue how to use one? Then no worries! Keep reading, as we'll give you a helpful hair turban tutorial so you can tie up your hair in confidence.
About Hair Turbans
You may be thinking: why should I use hair turbans when I already have a shower towel to use?
Well, for one, do you find your neck in pain whenever you wrap your hair up after your shower? The big, heavy towel can put unnecessary strain on your neck and shoulders.
Also, because it doesn't have any elastic parts to it, your shower towel may eventually slip down over your forehead and eyes. This can make it extremely annoying when you're doing your skincare routine or putting makeup on. Having to continuously fix and redo your towel can be a real pain.
Lastly, hair turbans are made especially for drying your hair quickly. Regular shower towels may have good wicking abilities, but they're not fantastic for wet hair. Hair turbans are usually made with microfibers so it can cut your drying time significantly.
Because of all these great features, hair turbans are great for both adults and children alike! Plus, with all the exciting colors and designs, it can be a fun way for your family to dry your hair together.
How to Use a Hair Turban
Now that you know a little bit about why you should choose hair turbans over your regular shower towels, we can move onto how to use these things!
Secure the Hair Turban
take your hair turban and place it over the back of your head. There's a correct orientation for it to wrap your hair properly; you'll have to locate the elastic loop and place it right where your neck is. You may have to reposition the hair turban to do this.
This step might be easier if you bend over and have your hair hang over your neck toward the front. That way, the next steps are easier to do.
Twist the Hair Turban
Now that you've secured the hair turban, it's time to twist your hair up into it. If you usually put your hair up in a shower towel, then this should be the same thing you'd usually do.
Once you're done twisting all your hair into the hair turban, stand up straight and pull the twisted part onto the top of your head.
Loop the Hair Turban
Use one hand (preferably your dominant one) to hold the twisted part of the hair turban in place. With your other hand, find the elastic band at the back.
Pull the tail end of the twisted part of the hair turban through the elastic band, and you're done! This should securely hold your hair in place while you go about with your other tasks.
How to Take the Hair Turban Off
When you're done with your other tasks and/or you feel your hair is dry enough, you'll want to take your hair turban off. It'll be super easy to do so!
Locate the twisted part of the hair turban right before it goes into the elastic band. Get a firm grip on it, then pull gently to release your hair from the turban.
You'll want to leave the hair turban somewhere where it has plenty of air and space to lay flat. That way, it can dry out properly.
Make Sure to Wash Your Hair Turban Properly
Just like with your shower towels, you're going to want to keep your hair turban clean.
Even though you're putting clean hair into it, the turban is still bound to gather dust and other things floating about in the air. Plus, the moisture left behind can cause odors. For this reason, we recommend washing your hair turban after every few uses.
Because your hair turban may be made of microfiber, you'll want to wash it separately from the rest of your laundry. This is because any fabric softeners used will clog the absorbency of your towel. As a result, it'll lose its great wicking properties.
So make sure you wash your hair turban separately if it's made of microfiber. And don't use fabric softener either!
Also, you'll need to dry your turban on its own. While your clothes might do fine on high heat, your hair turban won't. So when you toss it into the dryer, make sure you put it on a low heat setting.
You can also air dry it if you wish. Just make sure you leave it in a well-ventilated area. If it's not properly aired out, your hair turban may remain damp, which can create unpleasant and unwanted odors.
Use This Hair Turban Tutorial for Better Hair Care
By using this hair turban tutorial, not only will you be able to tie a hair turban better, but you'll also take better care of your hair. When you're not ripping out random pieces of hair or putting unnecessary stress on it, the result is a head full of beautiful, healthy locks!
Are you looking to purchase a new hair turban? Then take a look at our Turbie Twists. We have a variety of colors and prints so you can look stylish while drying your hair!