If you’d told me a year ago that I would be promoting a towel on here, I would have given you some serious stink eye.
I mean a towel – how boring is that? Turns out though, the way I’d been wrapping my hair up in a regular old towel for
years decades, is all kinds of wrong. In my younger years of gloriously washing and go-ing (good God do I miss those days, if only I knew then what I know now…), I would have never worried about the hair woes I currently do.
I was lucky, I realize that now.
But these days my hair concerns are all over the map; I’ve got thin, fine, straight, yet frizzy and dry hair. It’s kind of the worst.
Remember those late night infomercials? Turby Twist towel turbans that promised to dry your hair in record time without the neck strain of a regular towel. My hair has always been very long, so I jumped at buying them but was left disappointed. I found these traditional terry towels didn’t dry my hair faster, but also left it frizzy and frazzled at the ends.
Skip ahead about a decade and enter in Aquis. Aquis towels and turbans are created with Aquitex, a breakthrough, proprietary performance fabric. The brand creates its products with your hair type in mind, specifying which towel or turban works best for fine, thick, coarse, curly and long hair types. The goal is to balance the dampness of your hair evenly, to prevent frizz, breakage and damage.
The lightweight Aquitex fabric is woven rather than knitted. If you’ve ever known the heavy strain of a traditional towel turban, you’ll practically feel like your walking on clouds!
I have both the Rapid Dry Hair Turban and the Waffle Luxe Long Hair Towel, and I love them both equally. The turban is amazing for mom mornings when I’ve hopped in the shower before grabbing my toddler out of bed. It’s got a handy button on the back so I don’t worry about my towel flopping around. A heavy towel is a nightmare for thin, delicate hair. Unlike other turbans I’ve tried, it doesn’t suck the life out of the ends of my hair, and my hair is significantly less frizzy after.
The long towel is brilliant for those of us who have really long hair (they make other versions, too). It’s a long, narrow towel that cuts the bulk out (its feather-light). It would be great for scrunching the moisture out of curly hair.
One thing I never thought about in my previous traditional bath towel days, was how it stretched the hair. We’ve been told from young that wet hair is delicate hair. Anyone who’s ever had to detangle knows how gentle you have to be with brushing or combing wet hair because its more prone to stretch and break. Imagine the damage that a big, heavy, wet towel is doing pulling at your roots and your lengths?
The Aquis towels and turbans are available at Sephora. I’ve been using mine for about 5 months now, and can’t see myself going back anytime soon. They machine wash well, dry hanging up lightning fast, and reduce the frizz and frazzle of my hair significantly.
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