6 microfibre towels that’ll dry your hair without damaging it
For fresh strands sans frizz
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / September 16 2020
Sure, washing your hair can be fun (the scents, the textures, the performance of your signature shower song while you wait for your mask to work), but waiting for it to dry (without the help of a hot tool) is generally the opposite.
It takes forever, your shirt somehow always ends up wet despite the fact that you definitely wrung out the water, and even the thrill of a fresh mane can’t compete with the frizz and flyaways that tend to follow a towel-dry.
Well, there’s an alternative, and no, it’s not just making a defeated return to your hair dryer. In fact, it’s actually designed to protect your hair instead of damaging it: meet microfibre towels, the solution the experts swear by.
“Think of your hair like fabric,” says Justine Marjan, hair stylist to the stars (Olivia Culpo, Karlie Kloss and Kim Kardashian to name a few). “It’s very delicate and can easily stretch, snap or break depending on which fabrics you’re making it interact with."
“I suggest using a microfibre towel or turban out of the shower. Hair is super fragile when it’s wet, so using a regular cotton towel can be too harsh for your delicate strands, causing breakage or split ends. [Try] gently squeezing out moisture with your hands and then wrapping it up with microfibre – it’s much more gentle and won’t cause any damage.”
Now that you know the pros, let’s get into the options – here are the best microfibre towels on the market…
DevaTowel Anti-Frizz Microfibre Towel
Designed to dry textured hair without letting it lose definition, this super smooth steel grey option soaks up moisture while also enhancing the shape of your curls, coils or spirals.
Nabaiji Soft Microfibre Hair Towel
We’re suckers for a fun fruity shade and this watermelon hue definitely fits the bill. This guy’s also a bit thicker (and fluffier!) than most, which equals optimal absorption.