A curly girl’s best friend will always be her faithful go-to product. The product that you can always rely on, that loves your curls just as much as you love it back! But there’s always room for more friends in your life; a curly towel. Curl towels reduce frizz and tangles, retaining the moisture and with the right technique, will define your curls.
Get the best out of your curl towel
There are a few different techniques you can do to get the best curls using your towel. Wash and condition your curls then apply your leave-in conditioner and styling product before you start drying. These methods will help define the curl formation while gently drying your hair. You don’t have to scrub or rub your hair which means no frizz!
Lay the towel on a flat surface. Add plenty of leave-in conditioner or styling cream and lower curls into the center of the towel. Flip the towel over the back of the head and twist, rolling the ends while before knot securely.
Lean over so your curls are hanging over your head. Lay the towel over the back of your head at the nape of your neck and twist, twisting the hair inside of the towel. Flip back and secure.
Use your curl towel to scrunch your hair, starting from the ends, scrunch up to the root. This will encourage curl formation while removing any excess water. Don’t be tempted to rub the towel over your curls as this breaks up the curl pattern and roughs up the strands causing frizz.
Soft jersey curl towel is made from 46% organic cotton, 46% bamboo and 8% elasthene, absorbing excess water only so curls retain maximum hydration.
A luxury curly towel the smooth fibers will absorb excess water and still retain moisture, leaving your curls frizz-free and defined. 90% cotton 10% Lycra.
These towels are made of a blend of 70% Polyester and 30% Polyamide and are smaller than a typical bath towel at 15″ x 24″ – not quite big enough for plunking, but perfect for scrunching.
Hand Dry Hair Towel is made using an absorbent micro-fiber that absorbs moisture from hair quickly – without causing frizz or added bushy-ness.
Made of a super-absorbent microfiber that soaks up excess water. The Hand Dry Hair Glove is a very creative tool that replaces using a towel. Using the Glove allows you to have complete control as your hands are always the best tool to use and allow you to touch and squeeze exactly where you want.
The DIY T-shirt Method
If you have an old t-shirt laying around, you can also use this to dry your curls.
Lay the T-shirt with the sleeves at the end closest to you and lower your curls into the center. Fold the body of the t-shirt over your head to the nape of your neck. Take the sleeves of the shirt and bring them around behind your head and tie them in a knot.