Most hair stylists would tell you that towel-drying your hair is not ideal, but you still see them doing it in the salons and wonder why. The reason is simple: When they towel-dry your hair, they don’t rub your hair to wick away the moisture. Instead, they pat it down, hence reducing the friction that causes damage to your hair.
But when you’re rushing for work in the morning, or trying to squeeze in some extra time with the kids at night, who has the time to gently pat down your wet strands? Which is why, most of the time, we end up vigorously rubbing our hair between the towel to avoid doing more work when it comes to blow-drying our mane. And, of course, most of the time, we end up with frizzy and damaged hair.
The good news is, you can still towel-dry and speed up the drying process without damaging your tresses. All you have to do is invest in a hair turban – or a towel – that fits snugly around your head. These are usually made of microfibre that are super absorbent, while being gentle on your hair strands.
Here are six to consider: