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Why Every Naturalista Needs A Microfiber Towel

Microfiber towels aren’t just for cleaning your mirrors. 

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By Alexis Webb · February 22, 2017

A cotton towel is the first thing we reach for when our curls are drenching wet, but did you know it’s probably doing more harm than good for your hair?

Although it’s ideal for damp skin, cotton often leaves the most moisturized curls feeling brittle and stiff to the touch. That’s why a microfiber hair towel is a naturalista necessity that you should already own. 

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“These towels are designed to create less friction,” says CurlyNikki.com expert and writer Mary Wolff. “Friction leads to frizz. Using regular cotton towels raises the cuticles of your strands which causes the frizz. A microfiber towel also helps prevent breakage, so it’s a win-win for your curls!”

In short: upgrade your old hair regimen and switch out cotton for microfiber immediately. It promotes moisture retention, prevent dry, brittle hair, and will cut your drying time in half. Talk about a curly girl’s dream!

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Take a break during your washday with this turban-style microfiber towel. Tye your hair up in between your wash and blow-out or prepare whatever else you'll need, without the worry of dripping strands.

$10 available at Amazon

DevaCurl remains a go-to brand for naturalistas, thanks to products like the microfiber towel, designed specifically for those with textured hair. It absorbs just enough water from damp hair, without leaving pesky frizz behind. 

$20 available at Sephora

If you want to purchase your microfiber towels in a bundle, try these. Although they're are too small for wrapping around your entire head, they're ideal for quick drying.

$22 available at Amazon

Slip these microfiber gloves on and give your tresses a good twist to dry your hair. The glove-like style is not only super efficient, but also will help with moisture retention and preventing dry, brittle hair.

$15 available at Amazon

If you prefer the finer things in life, this luxury microfiber towel will also combat frizz. It's also big enough to transform into a turban. 

$21 available at Amazon