Benefits of Microfiber Hair Towels

Many people understand the importance of products we’re putting in our hair while washing and after washing, but what about the towel you use to dry your hair? Cotton towels are not cutting it anymore, but microfiber towels have many benefits and are a safer option for drying hair. Keep reading to learn about the many benefits and find out which microfiber towels you should consider purchasing!

Woman using a Microfiber Towel and doing Skincare routine

Cuts Down Drying Time.

Microfiber towels are a synthetic material with a high density of fibers compared to cotton towels, making them have a much larger surface area. This large surface area in microfiber allows for hair to dry about twice as fast than with cotton. 

Most hair should dry in approximately 30 minutes with a microfiber towel, and this quick drying time is especially beneficial for those with long and thick hair.

Limits Hair Damage.

Something most people don’t realize about cotton towels is that they are made of hundreds of tiny loops, which can snag and get caught in hair. This can cause lots of unnecessary damage by stretching and breaking the hair.

On the contrary, microfiber towels are extremely smooth and don’t disturb the hair shaft making them a much safer option to prevent damage to your beautiful locks.


Reduces Frizz. 

Microfiber towels are also much finer compared to coarse cotton towels.  This avoids roughing up the cuticle of hair which leads to less friction between the hair and towel. Reducing the friction means reducing frizz! Using a microfiber towel will reduce your fight-with-frizz, save you money spent on anti-frizz products, and give you more time to focus on the rest of your post-wash routine.

Lightweight and Portable.

Unlike cotton towels, microfiber towels are extremely lightweight, even while retaining water. Because they’re lightweight, they’re comfier than a bulky cotton towel.

Along with being lightweight, they are often much smaller than cotton towels, making them much more travel-friendly, taking up a lot less space in your suitcase (which means more room for cute outfits). 


Cost Effective. 

Microfiber towels come in many shapes and sizes, but most importantly, they are affordable and extremely durable. With proper care, they are expected to last about 500 washes before replacing them. 

There are so many options for microfiber hair towels out there. Most microfiber towels come in a wrap style that holds all of your hair securely while you get ready. Here are our recommendations for the best microfiber towels for hair.

Kitsch Microfiber Hair Towel $23

Coco & Eve Hair Towel Wrap $25

DevaCurl DevaTowel Anti-Frizz Microfiber Towel $22

Turbie Twist Microfiber Hair Towel $20 for 2

woman using a Microfiber Towel

Many of these towels come in fun prints and colors, so you can look good and feel good while drying your hair. Some of these towels are pricier than others, but they are all great options to prevent damage to your hair and cut dry time in half! 


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