More practical to carry, as it is lighter and more compact than a classic cotton towel, The microfiber towel is also and above all more absorbent. navel? Small synthetic fibers, usually made from a blend of polyester and polyamide, that capture and hold water faster.
“If you take the time to thoroughly scrub your hair with this type of towel when you get out of the shower, you will necessarily spend less time drying your hair with a hair dryer afterward,” confirms Hovig Etoyan, director of the salon of the same name in Paris*. “We will also have less need to raise the power and temperature of our devices.” And when we know the damage an overly hot hair dryer can do to hair, we think a microfiber towel seems like a good option.
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Microfiber Towel: What Kind of Hair?
“In the hairstyling world, the microfiber towel was first used to dry curly or frizzy hair,” Hovig Etoyan tells us. Unlike the classic cotton towel, The microfiber towel allows you to absorb more water in less time and maintain beautiful, well-defined curls.with less wrinkle.
Less coarse and rough than a traditional towelThe softness of the microfiber towel quickly proved useful in embracing other types of hair: “We then started using it to dry brittle hair, damaged by bleaching or coloring, because this solution ensures a smoother drying,” continues the hairstylist.
And to add: “In the end, whatever the nature of the hair or the hair problem, a microfiber towel will always be more respectful of the hair than a lambda towel.”
Take care of your hair naturally
How do you use a microfiber towel correctly?
As is often the case when it comes to caring for your hair, kindness is the best approach you can take. A cotton or microfiber towel, Always avoid rubbing hair too vigorously‘ says Hovig Etoyan. We often tend to rub our hair in all directions, telling ourselves that it will dry faster this way, but it is precisely at this moment that we attack and weaken the hair fiber.
Right move? “We simply place the towel over his hair and gently press all over his head to remove the hair,” advises Hovig Itoyan. If time permits, you can wrap the towel around your head, like a turban, and let it continue to absorb as much water as possible.
Point N, feature number n, microfiber towel can be used multiple times in a row. It is not necessary to wash it after each useUnlike a classic towel, which can quickly contain the smell of moisture. However, it should be allowed to dry properly before storing in a drawer or other enclosed space.
Check out our selection of microfiber towels in the slideshow below.
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