I’m a big fan of towel drying and air drying my hair – it’s easy and fairly gentle on the hair too. Only thing is, it’s not the most efficient, especially when you have very full, thick hair. Some days, it can take hours to dry! And yet, I’ve stuck with this method for the past 20+ years…the waiting, the frantic towel rubbing in efforts to speed up the drying process, the freezing of my sometimes still very wet hair during the wintertime. But then that all changed when I stumbled upon the Aquis Lisse Lux Hair Towel…
What is the Aquis hair towel?
While a regular bath towel is made up of long fibers that can grab onto hair cuticles and cause damage and frizz, the Aquis towel uses smooth, ultra-fine fibers that won’t pull or tug on even the most delicate strands. It also has a shorter pile compared to fluffier body towels, so it’s able to ‘hug’ our hair and provide better contact to soak up moisture. On top of that, the innovative microfiber fabric is designed to be super absorbent.
How do you use the Aquis hair towel?
It’s super simple – after washing your hair, start by gently squeezing out any excess water. Then, just as you would with a regular bath towel, flip your hair forward, wrap the towel around your head (careful not to twist your hair too tight), and then either tuck the end of the towel at the nape of the neck, or just let it hang loose. Keep your hair wrapped until it feels damp to the touch, then finish by blow drying/air drying it, and then styling.
Does the Aquis hair towel really reduce drying time?
Everyone’s hair type, texture, and thickness is different, so we’re all going to get different results. For my experience though, the Aquis Lissie Lux towel works wonders. Whereas before, my very full, semi-wavy fine hair would take forever to dry (with a hair dryer, it took ~30 minutes; air drying took ~3 hours), the Aquis towel reduced this time by more than 50%. After only ~15-20 minutes, the towel soaks up so much moisture that it leaves my hair more than halfway dry, and only slightly damp. From there, I’ll only need to spend about 15 more minutes blow drying it, or 30-45 minutes air drying it.
In addition to saving time, the Aquis hair towel makes my hair noticeably smoother and shinier, and it also helps minimize frizz. Plus, unlike wearing a heavy towel on my head that requires constant readjusting (which only causes more friction, and hence, more frizz), the Aquis towel is actually very comfortable to wear and it stays put while I’m brushing my teeth, doing my makeup, eating breakfast, getting dressed – you name it.
Now, at $30, it is a bit of an investment, but considering all the time it’s likely to save you in the long run when it comes to styling your hair, I think it’s absolutely worth it.
Oh, and an extra bonus? It doubles as a sort of two-in-one travel towel since it’s compact and lightweight, and also large enough to use as a body towel (though I wouldn’t go walking about it in, it is large enough to dry your entire body off).
I picked up my Aquis hair towel over at Ulta, after doing a little deal hunting first on Wikibuy. 😉 You can also find them at the stores listed below.
Available at Ulta, Sephora (US), Sephora (CA), Nordstrom & Amazon
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How do you typically dry your hair? Do you prefer to air dry it, and if so, how long does it normally take to dry completely?
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