Product Type: Other Brands in Homeware
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Stops your hair dripping down your back
Member Name: jennikitten
Date: 20/04/11, updated on 20/04/11 (64 review reads)
Advantages: Does the job, smaller and lighter than a towel, great for people with long hair
Disadvantages: Towel is a bit on the thin side
When I started uni back in 2005, one of the things I got for Christmas was a Turbie Towel from my mum. It drives her absolutely mad that I use two towels for every bath or shower I take, but I do have long, thick hair and it's horrible when you have loads of wet hair dripping down your back. I don't like to put my hair up too soon after washing it because hair is much weaker when it's wet. So the Turbie Towel was a pretty good solution.
It's basically a curved, short towel which narrows a lot further along. To use, you simply place the wider end over your head, cover your hair with the rest, then twist it all and put it through the loop like a turban. I've found the easiest way to use it is to tip your head forward so your hair falls straight down, but it's a lot simpler than I've described it!
The towel itself isn't particularly thick, but it does stay in place and it's a much better solution than simply wrapping a big thick towel around your hair, because it inevitably comes undone or falls off. It's not the most attractive look, but it's good when you're in a hurry and don't want your hair to make your clothes wet, or when you're getting ready for bed and want your hair to dry a bit before blow drying.
I have found that, as the Turbie Towel is quite thin, it sometimes gets a bit soggy and I've had it so long it's less absorbent than it was. For that reason, I tend to quickly towel dry my hair before putting it in the Turbie Towel. It's available online and on the high street for a few quid - less if you shop around - and makes a nice secondary present or stocking filler. It can be bought in various colours (mine's yellow), and it's easily washable. I just chuck mine in with my clothes or towels and it comes out looking practically new. The only thing I wasn't massively keen on was the big cardboard box packaging, which obviously needs to be recycled. I would've preferred a small waterproof bag for easy travelling.
Storing is easy as well; you could put it on the radiator or in an airing cupboard to dry faster, but unless I've soaked it through mine will dry through within a day of hanging on my wardrobe door. As it's small and light, it really does cut down on towel usage, and as my house is only small, I love having things that don't take up much space. Of course, this isn't a necessity product, but I do find it very useful, and unless your hair is short enough to fit in a hand towel, you'll benefit from this as well.
Summary: 4 stars, because it's not quite as absorbent as I'd like
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