Hair Towels: How They Work & The Best Ones To Try

Hair Towels: How They Work & The Best Ones To Try

Unlike traditional bath sheets, hair towels are made from softer materials like microfibre or bamboo. As such, they’re a helpful tool when it comes to beating frizz and smoothing wayward strands. But the benefits don’t end there – they’re also more absorbent and can even enhance the shine and strength of your hair. Here’s more on how they work and the best ones out there…
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Aquis Hair Towel Lisse Luxe, £18 (was £30)

Best For: Fine, Delicate Hair

One of the original hair towel brands, Aquis continues to earn five-star reviews across the board. Their latest ‘Lisse Luxe’ towel has been designed for all hair types, but specifically with finer, delicate strands in mind. Its unique ‘aquitex fabric’ never snags or pulls, while also being highly absorbent too, drying your hair up to five times faster than usual. It’s easy to wrap, tuck and secure while you crack on with other tasks, too. Maximise the benefits by wearing a hair mask underneath – the fabric will help product soak into your strands, while also delivering extra strength and shine. 

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Evolatree Microfiber Hair Towel Wrap, £11.30

Best For: Anti-Frizz

One of the softest towels on this list, Evolatree’s offering soaks up plenty of water, while also smoothing hair for frizz-free results. It’s lightweight, too, never weighing down your strands or dragging them from the roots, but still manages to hold onto long and thick hair, making it a great all-rounder. Another benefit? It dries quickly once you’ve finished with it, so you don’t have the faff of having another soggy towel lying around. 

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Bouclème Curl Cotton-Blend Towel, £25

Best For: Curly, Coarse Hair

Made from organic cotton and bamboo, Bouclème’s towel is very gentle, and ideal for those with coarse or curly hair. It respects the hair’s cuticle, meaning your natural curl pattern isn’t messed around or interfered with – great for those who want to embrace the ‘plopping trend’, which in short, means enhancing your natural waves, gently. It’s also got enough stretch to tie around the back of your head so it doesn’t budge. 

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Kitsch Microfiber Hair Towel, £15.50

Best For: Overall Benefits

There’s something very pleasing about Kitsch’s cute towel. Not only is it suitable for all hair types, it uses a microfibre material that’s incredibly lightweight, absorbing moisture and excess water at speed, while also maintaining softness. No wonder it’s often dubbed a ‘wet-hair game-changer’ – it makes for a great gift, too. We recommend checking out the rest of their hair accessories and ties while you’re at it. 

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Brushworks Hair Wrap, £7.99 (was £9.99)

Best For: Long Hair 

If you have very long hair, it can be tricky to find towels to hold it all in. Cue Brushworks, which is larger than most, allowing you to wrap everything up into a ‘turban’ style that stays put. It has a clever button at the back, too, so you can secure everything in place for as long as you need. Designed to avoid the heat from your hair dryer, expect a speedy drying time without any rubbing or friction. Genius. 

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DuraComfort Deluxe Large Anti-Frizz Microfiber Hair Towel, £9.99 (was £19.99) 

Best For: Affordability & Consistent Reviews 
The most affordable option on this list, DuraComfort has been recommended to us by several experts. It minimises frizz and pulls moisture out of your hair, without leaving it parched or weak. Seeing as it creates a smoothing effect, expect strands to be more manageable and softer to the touch, too. It is, however, more suited to those with mid-length to shorter hair. 

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Dock & Bay Quick Dry Hair Turban, £15

Best For: Speedy Dry Time

Dock & Bay’s wraps were created out of the desire to replace traditional, bulky towels with lightweight, highly absorbent varieties made from more gentle fabrics – including polyester and polyamide. These ones come in a range of fun colours, working to soak up excess water from fine, thick and coarser afro hair types. You’ll find after just an hour or so, your hair is dry – or at least close to – while frizz is eliminated entirely. 

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