We’ve all been guilty of hopping out of the shower and immediately throwing our hair up into a towel––But did you know that this can be the culprit of numerous hair concerns? Let’s break down all the benefits of ditching heavy cotton towels, and switching to a light microfiber towel for drying your hair.
It can Prevent Breakage
Standard cotton towels that we often use after showering tend to be quite thick and fluffy. Of course this is great for keeping warm and drying off post-shower, but all the pressure from the towel can cause excess stress on your hair, leading to breakage. This is because your hair is in its most elastic state when wet and is prone to the most amount of breakage. Using a light microfiber towel will dramatically reduce the amount of stress applied to your wet hair, keeping it better intact.
Faster Drying Time
Microfiber material is significantly more absorbent than standard cotton, meaning that it will help to dry your hair in a much shorter amount of time. This can be a big help when you’re pressed for time and need to rid your hair of excess water prior to blow drying, or simply so you don’t have to go to bed with wet hair (which is also a no no!)
Cotton towels can be extremely rough on your hair cuticle, leaving your hair both tangled and frizzy once dry. The soft, lightweight material of a microfiber hair towel is much more gentle on your hair, leaving it with a smoother finish, free of tangles.
Keeps Curls Intact
If you have curly hair, you should avoid thick, heavy towels as they can deform your curls and cause tangles. Because the microfiber material produces less friction and puts less weight on the curl, it is much better preserved during the drying process, leaving you with smooth, bouncy curls when completely dry.