Most hair stylists would tell you that towel-drying your hair is not ideal, but you still see them doing it in the salons and wonder why. The reason is simple: When they towel-dry your hair, they don’t rub your hair to wick away the moisture. Instead, they pat it down, hence reducing the friction that causes damage to your hair.
But come on, ain’t nobody got time to gently pat down our wet strands in the morning when you’re rushing for work. Which is why, most of the time, we end up vigorously rubbing our hair between the towel yo avoid doing more work when it comes to blow-drying our mane. And, of course, most of the time, we end up with frizzy and damaged hair.
The good news is, you can still towel-dry your hair without damaging it! All you have to do is invest in a hair turban – or a towel for the hair that snugly fits around your head. Here are six to consider.
Looking for an affordable option? This one costs only five dollars, and is easy to use.
TexereSilk Women’s Bamboo Hair Towel in Midnight Blue, US$17 ($23.20)
Made of bamboo viscose, the towel dries your hair in no time without harsh rubbing. It also comes with an elastic loop so you can slot the end of the towel into the loop for it to stay securely in place and hence, dry your hair more effectively.
The Original Turbie Twist® Super-Absorbent Hair Towel In White (Set Of 2), $14.60, Bed Bath & Beyond
This comes in a set of two, which means it’s more value for money! You can use this to either dry your hair after a shower, or keep your hair dry while you’re in the bath.
Silke London Hair Wrap, $85, Sephora
If you’re not the kind to wash your hair in the morning, don’t worry, you can still wake up to great hair with this overnight hair wrap. Made from silk, this protects your hair from the friction from your pillowcase, hence reducing frizz, breakage and split ends.
AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Turban, $46, Sephora
One of the most popular hair turbans, this fabric absorbs moisture quickly without friction. It also comes with a button loop closure so you can wrap it around your head without worrying that it will fall apart while you’re out and about doing your morning routine. It works great for curly and delicate hair.
DuraComfort Essentials Super Absorbent Anti-Frizz Microfiber Hair Towel, US$39.99 ($54.60), Amazon
According to the brand, it uses Instant Dry technology to absorb moisture, while leaving your hair damp (instead of dripping wet) for easier styling. This comes in a large size of 41 by 19 inches, so it’s great for those with long hair.
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