“ Brand: Marks & Spencer / Type: Hair Accessories „
I was just about to go away on holiday but had my birthday before it and had asked for some useful gifts. One of the gifts that I was given was this Marks & Spencer hair turban to make life easier for me while away and save me carrying more towels. I have seen these before and do think that they are a great idea and these come in a range of different colours. I just got the plain white one which suits me fine anyway but they do also come in a pink colour or also a blue colour, so there should be a colour there for everyone. The quality of it is also very good, I wouldn't have ever though of M&S to buy something like a hair turban but it just shows you that they literally do sell everything.
At first when buying it, it comes rolled up with a label round the middle which has an illustration of a woman wearing the turban and then says hair turban and it has the Marks & Spencer logo on it and a hanging up tag. Now, when opening it out it is flat and a kind of hooked shape, there is a small ribbon hook on on side, the wide side and it is stretchy towel material and has a button on the other side. Now, the material is very soft which is how I knew it was good quality right away, it is 80% polyester and 20% polyamide and there is a label on it with washing instructions also. With it being white, I always take good care of it as I want it to remain bright white as it does look nice.
M&S HAIR TURBAN
I always use my hair turban every time that I wash my hair just to save my towel from being soaking wet as the turban absorbs the water better. As soon as I get out of the shower, I get all of the water out of my hair as much as I possibly can as I don't want it dripping before I put the turban on. Once my hair is ready to put into the turban, I grab it and at the widest side first I tip my head upside down and place it over almost like a hood. Once hair is in twist the thin part of the turban tight and then lift your head up and bring the twisted part to the back of the head, holding onto the hook and fastening it into the button at the back, it will feel tight and should be on very securely once it is fastening.
I find the turban stays in place very well once I have buttoned it on and it doesn't hurt but is the right security for my head. It absorbs all wetness and does get very damp but it keeps hair in place and gets it more dry than if I was rubbing a towel on it. I usually keep my turban on for a good 15-20 mins as it is nice to have my hair out of my face and it keeps it drying. Once I take the turban off, I untwist it and my hair is never dripping wet which is really nice, the turban does get very damp but it usually take all night to dry. I don't wash it every single time I use it but if you want to do this you can unless you wash your hair every day as this may take a lot of time if you use it daily.
Now, when it comes to washing this turban I do find it very easy to do so and always put it in with my lights only to make sure no colours run. These turbans come in one size only so should fit all heads, I have no problem with the fit. Once putting it into the washing machine, I normally wash it on a cotton wash and then leave it to dry naturally, I don't tend to tumble dry it as I don't want it to shrink or go too fluffy, it always comes up very bright and very nice and ready to use all over again. For storage it is great with these turbans as they just hang on a hook on the back of the door and don't take up much room at all, the hook is securely sewn on and is made very well.
I do find my turban great to use and very useful, it makes washing my hair so much quicker to do as it dries my hair a bit more. It stretches well and is so soft and comfortable when it is on. It has remained white and I have washed it a good number of times now which is brilliant. It is so straightforward to use this and although it may look silly on, it does a good job and keeps my hair out of the way while I am getting ready. This turban looks good and washes up well and the fabric isn't dry and worn but still feels as soft as when I bought it. The button has never been loose yet since using it and really, nothing has been fault with it which is why it was an ideal gift and when on holiday this is really useful.
This turban is available online and in all Marks & Spencer stores where it is just £5 but online it shows it only in a pink or a blue whereas in the store I got this in white so just take a good look.
The official Marks & Spencer website is http://www.marksandspencer.com/.
Hair is something that is really important to me and in the past year I have been visiting the gym more and more too. One problem I have found is that when I come out of the shower I have my hair dripping every where because I don't really have the space for two large towels in my gym bag (one for body, one for hair). Then I saw someone at the gym using a hair turban towel, one of which I already own, and I asked myself why I wasn't already using it before? As I only own the one I decided to look around for some others and I managed to pick up two from Marks & Spencers, one in pink & one in blue, for just £4.50 each. I happened upon these by accident when doing some shopping online on the Marks & Spencers website but as I needed them any way I was really happy with the price I paid. They are currently still available for this price with white ones also available in selected stores and online.
The concept of this is very simple. You use this towelling turban on your wet hair and it holds it in place and helps it to dry quickly. Basically it has an oval shape to it and you wrap your hair up, the elasticated edge holds your hair in place and there is a button and loop allowing you to fix this in place quite tightly to avoid it unravelling. In all it is very simple to use and wonderfully quick too. You just tip your head up, place your hair inside the larger section of this and then twist the smaller one in order to wrap around your hair. You then use the loop and button to keep it in place and while it may seem a little fiddly initially it actually takes me around 15 or 20 seconds to secure this in place.
This turban is absolutely fantastic for me. I do not have to worry about my hair dripping all over my body towel and soaking it and nor do I have to worry about water dripping on the floor of the gym locker rooms or all over the back of my clothes when I'm getting dressed. This is a huge plus point for me and I'm just amazed that I didn't think of taking one of these to the gym before. This turban towel is light and when I get home from the gym I either wash it right away or leave it to dry in the bathroom, I find that it dries very quickly, much quicker than a similar sized standard towel, I'm not quite sure why. This is light enough to wear for 20 minutes if need be while I get dressed and undertake my skin care regime too and it isn't a problem to put this in my gym bag along with everything else I have to take to the gym now.
This towelling hair turban is made from 80% polyester and 20% polyamide. It can be washed with all my other towels with no problems at all but I washed them on their own first just to avoid any colour running. The pink one has changed in colour slightly but I tend to use this the most so far and therefore it gets washed the most. What I loved about first unwrapping this turban was that there were instructions with it, now these might sound a little complicated, however, when it comes to actually using the turban it is very straight forward. I would definitely recommend this and I am happy to continue using mine too because they are very simple to use and effective at drying hair with ease and without water dripping everywhere.
Over the years I've bought more than my fair share of useless beauty and body products, the majority of wish promised to drastically improve my life or transform me into a supermodel and then just never did. However every now and then I'll come across an absolute gem that really does make my life easier and the Marks and Spencer Body Care Hair Turban is one such product.
The hair turban is meant to be used on wet hair following a bath or shower in order to remove moisture and keep your hair out of your eyes. It's white in colour and, when flat, looks like one large oval shape and one smaller oval shape joined together. It's basically a towel that is elasticated around the edges with a button a little hole into which the button fits quite neatly.
When you've washed your hair the idea is that you tip your hair upside down and place the larger oval over it, you then twist the smaller one and wrap it over it. Finally you secure it into place by placing the little cotton ring over the button and hey presto your hair is securely kept up and there's no moisture rivulets running down your back either while you're getting dressed.
The whole putting the hair turban on may sound complicated but it's incredibly easier, much easier to actually do than to describe in words. It takes literally seconds and once it's down your hair is secured in place. Before I discovered this I just used a normal towel to wrap my hair up in which was cumbersome and heavy, especially when it kept unravelling every time I bent down!
I tend to use the hair turban about five or six times before I wash it as all it comes into contact with is your clean, wet hair. The hair turban can be washed in any washing machine and it is recommended that you stick to thirty degrees. The hair turban will set you back £5 which I think is a fine price to pay, I've had mine for over a year now and gave one to all my friends at Christmas!
Thanks for reading.