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Hair Gear Review: The Microfiber Towel


In between salon visits, if you wash your hair at home, you may want to ditch the t-shirt and consider stocking up on a few microfiber towels to dry your hair. Two divas describe why they made the switch Read more

Sweet as Honey Balayage


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Back 2 Basics: Tea Tree for Healthy Hair


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7 Foods for Healthy Hair


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Hair Gear Review: The Microfiber Towel

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In between salon visits, if you wash your hair at home, you may want to ditch the t-shirt and consider stocking up on a few microfiber towels to dry your hair. Two divas describe why they made the switch in this hair gear review.

Kayla Boyd:

I started using a microfiber hair towel and now I can\'t wash my hair without one

Having long, textured hair can be a bit of a burden sometimes. I am constantly getting hair all over my bathroom, I go through tons of hair products and my hair takes forever to dry. I have tried many, many different products when it comes to washing, styling and drying.

One product in particular that I swear by is my microfiber hair towel. I firmly believe that everyone with medium to long hair should have one. Of course, regular cotton towels can work fine. But, they NEVER stay on my head, and they make my hair frizzy. A few years ago, I started using the Turbie Twist hair towels and now I never wash my hair without one.

The microfiber material is super absorbent and helps to prevent frizz. It dries hair faster than other towels I’ve used. Plus, it will fit any head size.

Obviously, I love the fact that it cuts down on frizz and dries my hair thoroughly. But, my favorite part is that it keeps my hair out of the way. So, I can brush my teeth, do my makeup and pick out my clothes while my hair is drying. For that alone, it’s worth it.

Lauren Murray:

Microfiber Towel After

Lauren Murray | Photo credit: Phe Morgan

Microfiber towels are known for absorbing a ton of excess water from freshly washed hair, being gentle on curls, eliminating frizz, and enhancing natural curl definition, so it sounded like a winner to me.

I typically use a t-shirt when drying my hair after a wash day, so I grabbed one of my faves and put it to the test against the microfiber towel. When drying my hair, I use the plop method and let the shirt absorb any water for about 10 minutes. I did find that when using the shirt, it didn’t absorb a huge amount of water, so I did have to squeeze the excess out of my hair before I felt comfortable putting product into it for my style. Once I did that, I was good to go. The results I achieved were pretty normal for me, big hair, with slight frizz, and minimal curl definition.

On my second attempt at a Wash & Go, I dried my hair with the DevaCurl DevaTowel Anti-Frizz Microfiber Towel, meant to decrease frizz and enhance curl shape, without increasing breakage or damaging my hair. This was my first attempt at using a microfiber towel to dry my hair, and the difference in materials definitely showed. My hair had noticeably less frizz, and a lot more water was absorbed into the towel, as opposed to when I used the t-shirt. I used the plop method again when drying my hair this time, and let the towel soak up water for about 10 minutes. From there, I went in and applied my styling products and I was good to go.

Microfiber Towel

Lauren Murray | Photo credit: Phe Morgan

The day I used the t-shirt to dry my hair, I did have to use a bit more styling gel to really bring in more curl definition, but when I used the towel I didn’t have to do this. I will say though, I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to use the towel, and since I have purchased 3 of them (you can never have too many). lol, I think I have new fave when it comes to drying my hair and prepping for styling.

Visit naturallycurly.com to read Lauren’s entire hair testimony.

Whether you use a t-shirt or microfiber towel, remember to maintain your style with KS Satin, our exclusive line of luxurious fabrics for luxurious and healthy hair. In addition to wrap caps and pillowcases, Karline’s Salon now carries curl caps, scrunchies, and scarves in a variety of colors.  Shop online or at the salon.

Have a great hair day!


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