Hair Towels for Quick Drying and Less Frizz

Good hair days start with a great hair towel.

Woman reading with cup of coffee and wearing microfiber hair towel out of the shower.
Protect delicate strands with an ultra-absorbent microfiber towel.Andrea Piacquadio, Pexels

Regular blow-drying can cause immense damage to hair: brittleness, breakage, dullness and dryness. But wrapping your mane with a standard bath towel comes with some of the same issues, plus a longer drying time. The solution: a specially designed hair towel that’ll quickly absorb water while retaining moisture, shine and volume. Here’s how to find the best one for your hair.

YoulerTex Microfiber Hair Towel Wrap for Women, 2 Pack 10 inch X 26 inch, Super Absorbent Quick Dry Hair Turban For Drying Curly, Long & Thick Hair (Blue)
Unique twist and loop system for securing all textures and lengths.YoulerTex

A microfiber towel is gentler than standard cotton, so it won’t rough up your curl pattern or cause extra frizz. A wrap style keeps long, thick hair secure.

AQUIS - Original Hair Towel, Ultra Absorbent & Fast Drying Microfiber Towel for Fine & Delicate Hair, Black (19 x 39 Inches)
Reduce frizz and breakage.AQUIS

Your hair is more prone to breakage when it’s wet—especially chemically processed strands. A microfiber towel absorbs moisture fast and won’t rough up the hair cuticle or break up fine curls.

DuraComfort Essentials Super Absorbent Anti-Frizz Microfiber Hair Towel, Large 41 x 19-Inches
Powerful water-wicking material for reduced air- and blow-drying times.DuraComfort Essentials

The key to using a hair towel is giving it time to work its super-absorbent magic. For best results, leave your hair wrapped for 10 to 15 minutes, and don’t touch it. Readjusting your hair towel or running fingers through wet hair can lead to frizz and introduce oils back into your scalp, so keep your hands to yourself while your hair’s wrapped.