Asian woman in a towel after a bath

Ever wondered if there's a faster way to dry your hair without using a hairdryer? After all, you've got places to be, people to see, and stuff to do – the last thing you want is to have to rush out of the house with wet hair. So, what's a girl to do? Try a microfiber towel.

The American Academy of Dermatology Association recommends wrapping your hair in a microfiber towel so it dries quickly, reducing the time you spend blow-drying. This neat trick helps manage hair loss, among other hair woes. Here, learn the advantages of using a microfiber towel for your hair – no matter your hair type.

Benefits of a Microfiber Towel

Using a microfiber towel is beneficial for your hair. Its ultra-thin fibers allow it to absorb more moisture than standard versions while being lightweight and super soft. Here are some compelling reasons to try to switch up your towels, stat.

1. It absorbs more moisture than your everyday towel. 

These lightweight towels have fine synthetic fibers with a denier of one or less. That means you can fit up to 200,000 ultra-fine fibers in a square inch, allowing them to absorb more moisture. 

2. It dries your hair faster.

A study published in the Annals of Dermatology showed that air-drying wet hair is more harmful than using a hair dryer. Because wet hair takes longer to air-dry, it's more at risk of damage. The study suggests using a hair dryer 15 centimeters from the hair, using continuous movement to dry your strands all over rather than leaving wet hair to air dry. But a microfiber towel's super absorbent properties can dry hair faster and more effectively.

3. A microfiber towel is gentle on hair.

The same Annals of Dermatology study found that one of the causes of hair shaft damage included friction from routine washing and towel drying hair. Friction is a major factor in damaging your hair's surface, especially when wet.

Thanks to its ultra-thin fibers, a microfiber hair towel has a soft and smooth feel that produces less friction on hair strands. You won't need to rub your hair; just wrap it in the towel and leave it to dry.

4. It helps minimize frizz.

, , and towel drying can all lead to because of hair porosity or its ability to absorb water. Hair cuticles lie flat to protect the hair context. A layer of fatty, waxy, oily substance covers each strand, making them naturally hydrophobic.

Cuticles in highly porous hair are raised and open, allowing hair to absorb more water and lose it quickly. When you shampoo and condition, porous hair can swell and stretch from too much water absorption and then snap back to normal, eventually damaging the cuticle over time, making it more prone to frizz and breakage. Similarly, porous hair tries to absorb water molecules from the air when it's humid, causing it to frizz.

Making the switch to a microfiber bath towel can help . Less friction on strands – especially damaged ones – prevents the cuticles from lifting, decreasing frizz and dryness.

5. It benefits all hair types.

– curly, wavy, straight, or fragile – will find the natural properties of a microfiber towel beneficial. Curly and wavy hair types will love its absorbency and softness. Curls can fully dry minus the friction that leads to frizz – leading to better curl definition without being weighed down. Those with fine hair can dry their hair quicker simply by wrapping their head with a microfiber towel, preventing breakage from friction caused by rubbing hair dry.

Making the Most of Your Microfiber Towel

Maximize hair health by pairing your microfiber towel with haircare products that gently nourish and pamper strands. Cream Silk Triple Keratin Rescue Ultimate Straight Ultra Treatment Wrap is a pioneering treatment wrap infused with a Triple Keratin Formula that penetrates each strand to keep them straight and frizz-free.

Meanwhile, Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Shampoo features a unique formula with five flower essences that make your hair five times smoother. Use this for more fragrant, beautiful, and healthy hair.

Further, maintain hair smoothness to reduce frizz with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth KERA10 Smoothing Mask. Expertly crafted with KERA10 Protein Complex, it penetrates hair and leaves you with salon-quality perks – softness, smoothness, shine, reduced frizz, fewer flyaways, humidity resistance, heat protection, fewer tangles, stronger hair, and long-lasting fragrance.

Do you use a microfiber towel? Bookmark this article and share it with family and friends to ensure better hair health for everyone.