I bought a magic hair towel a few weeks ago, and I’ve been so happy with it that I had to write a review. I’ve written about sleeping on wet hair before; if you also shower at night, you want to read this!
When you cover your hair as a matter of course, what to do with it during the times you don’t cover becomes a big issue. Since I no longer worry about making my hair presentable for the general public, washing it at night is a no-brainer: I’d rather sleep in than wake up early to wash and style my hair. But going to bed with wet hair can be an uncomfortable prospect. Blow-drying takes too long, and I don’t want to damage my hair by applying heat too often. So what’s a lazybones to do?
Enter the Magic Hair Towel. It’s like a soft (yummy!) microfiber terry hood with a long tail: you twist the long end around your wet hair and twist that up into a turban (held by a button and loop). Microfiber is so absorbent that it just sucks the moisture right out of your hair. It’s not going to leave you with a completely dry head. But in the time it takes me to moisturize and brush my teeth, my dripping-from-the-shower hair is dry enough to quickly braid for the night, and doesn’t leave me with an uncomfortably soaked nightshirt by morning. I don’t have to bother rubbing it with a regular towel; the microfiber does the job all on its own. I am one happy customer!
A few pointers.
- The instructions suggest putting on the hood with the long tail pointing out over your forehead. This necessitates flipping your wet hair forward over your face in order to get it wrapped in the towel. As I said, I’m pretty lazy, and I figured out that it works just fine when you put it on with the tail hanging down your neck, then twisting it and fastening to button up on your forehead. Try it both ways and see what you find most comfortable!
- My hair hangs to the bottom of my shoulder blades right now, and it’s also not super-thick. If you have very long or very thick hair, I can see how the effectiveness of this item may be affected. You might be able to solve that by buying two, and changing into the second once the first seems saturated.
- Don’t wear this overnight. Microfiber is freaky; if you leave it against your skin, it will start sucking moisture from there, which could leave you with some painful red patches. Lots of modern cloth diapers use microfiber as a soaker material, but they always have a layer of some other fabric between the micro and the skin because of this. I get from dripping to not-at-all-dripping within 15 minutes of putting my hair in the Magic Towel and by then the material is pretty much soaked, although my hair is fairly dry. It’s awesome because it does its job so quickly.
So, if you shower at night or want to save a little time and trouble before you get around to blow-drying your hair, definitely give the Magic Hair Drying Towel a shot.