What are the benefits of using a microfiber towel?
“A microfiber towel gently and carefully absorbs moisture from your hair and dries it in a fraction of time in comparison to a regular, usually cotton or terry, towel—all while protecting from any type of damage to your strands like breakage,” says Cohen. “Using a microfiber towel is the gentlest way to dry your hair, it helps prevent damage and frizz, and it’s also lightweight and travel-friendly,” she says.
How do microfiber towels work?
“The fibers in microfiber towels are generally about 100 times finer than human hair and there are millions of fibers on one towel, so it can hold about seven times its weight in liquid. That means, in general, microfiber towels have incredible moisture absorption which leads to reducing the time it takes for hair to dry,” says Bomani.
How should we towel dry our hair for best results without damaging our hair?
The best way to dry your hair is to first towel dry and then allow it to continue air-drying, Taylor says. “By allowing your hair to dry a bit in the towel, the majority of the moisture is absorbed, which protects our hair and it is efficient at removing water. Then, let your hair air dry before styling, this will minimize the amount of heat damage you apply to your tresses,” she says.
How should you care for your microfiber towel?
“Wash it separately from standard towels to keep lint and other debris from clinging to it. Avoid using fabric softener to keep it free from residue and to help preserve the life of your microfiber towel,” says Bomani.