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Do You Ever Dry Your Hair With Paper Towels?

Recently, while perusing the Tabatha's Salon Takeover website (have you joined my We Love Tabatha group, by the way?), I came across a tip that I really hadn't heard before, although it seems to be reserved for the more frizz-prone or curly-haired set. Instead of rubbing water out with a towel, simply squeeze the moisture out with paper towels. The theory is that the softer texture of paper towels is less aggressive than than rougher-textured terry cloth towels.

It goes beyond paper towels, too. Often those with curly locks will opt for squeezing out the excess moisture with old cotton t-shirts or microfiber towels — a more environmental option, if you ask me. Sorry, Brawny Man. What about you? If you've got curly or particularly frizzy locks, do you go the nontraditional anti-terry-cloth route? If so, how's it working out for you?

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biarose biarose 7 years
Alytta- so you just hop out the shower with dripping wet hair and leave it like that?
Allytta Allytta 7 years
what's wrong with leaving you hair alone? i don't dry it with anything.
Sourire54 Sourire54 7 years
I use a microfiber towel on my curly hair and it works wonders! The result is less frizz and more defined curls. I love it so much that I always travel with my hair towel now. :)
dakmo dakmo 7 years
I use the old t-shirt method for my curly hair and it works really well. I squeeze out excess water in the shower, apply John Frieda anti-frizz serum and some gel while its still pretty wet, then wrap it turban-style in the t-shirt for about 15 minutes. I can then air dry it or diffuse it and it is really soft and best of all, frizz-free!
CashBunny CashBunny 7 years
wouldn't that leave the paper towel fuzzies in your hair? hmm
A-Journey-To-Wellth A-Journey-To-Wellth 7 years
I never heard of doing this but it's a great idea. I hate when I opt to let my hair dry naturally and I get frizzy waves. Hopefully now it will cut down on the frizz but instead of paper towels im def opting for an old cotton T.
anteaus anteaus 7 years
I use my boyfriend's old t-shirts. It takes out just the right amount of water for my thirsty locks. Also you won't get split ends using a cotton t shirt.
Advah Advah 7 years
Way too wasteful. I use an old cotton teeshirt though, it's amazing.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
I agree -- how wasteful.
EML13 EML13 7 years
I have curly hair and I heard this tip a few months ago from my hairdresser. I tried it a few times, but the difference in frizz really wasn't worth the guilt of wasting of paper towels. I've since switched to using a microfiber towel, which really does help a lot.
JuicyDumplings JuicyDumplings 7 years
No, that seems so wasteful! :[
anonymous333 anonymous333 7 years
I've heard of that before... but also that they hang the towels up to dry after use rather than using new ones every time. I only use an old tshirt to dry my curly hair, it does wonders! After the shower i squeeze out as much as i can and throw it in a ponytail so its not dripping everywhere as i get to my room lol then i comb it with a wide tooth comb, flip my head over and start scrunching with the tshirt until the water doesnt soak through any longer. It helps create more defined curls and leaves them less frizzy. then put in whatever product you use and flip back up and your done
NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 7 years
ClassicalTorture ClassicalTorture 7 years
That sounds horribly wasteful. I read about a method of drying frizz-prone hair by tying it up in a t-shirt turban, but mine seems to be too long to do so.
FrankiLee FrankiLee 7 years
I use an old soft t-shirt to dry my hair. I have definitely found that it cuts down on the frizz compared to drying my hair with a towel.
Allytta Allytta 7 years
what a waste, i have heard of old t-shirts drying, there's a huge following online
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