Mythbusters: Are Microfiber Towels Good For Hair?

It’s common for people not to give a second thought to their hair towels. After all, it’s just for drying hair, right? How important could that be?

The thing is, towels are actually pretty important for hair care. Either it’s bad and shouldn’t be used again, or it’s good and you should keep using it. There’s no such thing as an in between.

Microfiber towels are presumably some of the most purchased kinds of towels these days. That’s why, in today’s ZALA Mythbusters, we’ll discuss the answer to the question: are microfiber towels good for hair?

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History of microfiber towels

Microfiber is a kind of synthetic fiber that has gained popularity for its use in the auto industry. The material itself was first discovered back in the 1950s, but people back then weren’t really sure where to use the new invention. In the 1960s, however, a Japanese scientist found a use for it in industrial applications. The first successful product was launched in the 1970s, and by the late 1990s, the public was already fully accustomed to microfiber products.

Aside from automobiles, microfiber towels were also found to be quite effective for hair. Dozens and dozens of companies have already released their own microfiber product for hair, most notably DuraComfort who developed the best-selling hair towel on Amazon. That’s because microfiber has fast-drying properties, which is very helpful for drying hair.

Effects of using microfiber towels on hair

Microfiber towels are said to be some of the best towels that you can use for hair. Aside from its fast-drying properties, microfiber towels are also not as rough as other types of towels. 

So basically, microfiber towels can dry your hair much faster, and they also absorb the wetness without getting too wet themselves. Plus, microfiber towels tend to stay on top of your hair if you have the habit of wrapping it around. Other towels slip and fall, but microfiber towels stay.

Also, many reviewers on Amazon consistently say that microfiber towels have reduced their hair frizz. Some brands even promote towels that can add volume, although we can’t really find any scientific evidence of that.

Are microfiber towels good for hair?

Based on anecdotes by thousands of reviewers, it does seem like microfiber towels can be good for hair. These towels are said to be able to cut back frizz and add volume.

However, due to the lack of scientific evidence, what we can instead safely say is that microfiber towels are very absorbent. With a microfiber towel, you can cut your overall styling time since you wouldn’t need to wait for too long for your hair to dry completely.

So are microfiber towels good for hair? Better than your regular hair towel, that’s for sure.For more ZALA mythbusters, don’t forget to check out our ZALA blog!

February 17, 2020
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