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This Miracle Hair Towel Actually Cuts My Hair Drying Time In Half

Yup, seriously.

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I'll get right to the point here: however you like to do your hair — blow it out every morning, let it air dry after an AM wash, take a shower in the evening and re-wet it for styling in the morning, or just plain sleep in it wet — this lightweight towel will help make your routine faster.

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I discovered this towel through the family grapevine: my mom heard about their "turbans" from my aunt, who uses hers for her curly hair.

Since I ordered mine a little over a month ago, I've used it every night and every other time I shower, and am IN LOVE. It keeps my pillow from getting wet and my hair from dripping. I don't wake up with still-damp hair. And I'm so happy with the way my hair finishes drying while I'm freaking sleeping that I've been just running a brush through it in the morning and calling it good, all because it's *mostly* dry when I go to bed. It's not perfect, but I think it's pretty good for a heat-free and lazy routine.

What makes this one random towel so special, you ask? It's a big rectangle made out of a woven microfiber designed to suck up water like it's a thirsty marathon runner who just finished that very last two-tenths of a mile. You put your hair up like you always have, but it's SUPER lightweight and doesn't pull.

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I was initially thrown by the rectangle shape, but turns out it works perfectly well for my just-past-the-shoulders hair.

Seriously, it's so light I've noticed no breakage. It does mean you do have to tuck the tip of the twist into the back of the towel to keep it securely on your head, but that's NBD.

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All in all a definite improvement from using my heavier but wonderfully fluffy regular towels.

Even better: on the *incredibly* rare occasion I style my hair from wet (with this excellent hot air brush) I can get it dry and straight within like, 20ish minutes. All because the towel's already soaked up so much excess water.

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I've only done it twice since I bought the brush (and, sigh, have yet to take a selfie — will update this post when I do!), but I get better and faster at it every time! TBH I haven't tried styling with the brush *without* using this towel first, but since a fellow BuzzFeeder's brush review recommends letting your dry quite a bit before trying it, I think I'll stick with the towel.

Of course, I'm not the only one who loves this little wonder of a towel — here are just a few of the 1,089 Amazon reviewers who have found it incredibly useful, too.

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Promising reviews: "I’m surprised by well this actually works! I truly have coarse, un-tame-able hair that I must half air dry, then blow dry when I wash it. It’s a science. I never wrap my hair up in a towel, but I do so with this! It really does help the texture of my hair and helps it dry quickly. Now I can put the towel on when I get out of the shower, then be blow drying in 15 minutes. Cuts down “handling” time when it comes to drying!" —Katie

"I bought my first Aquis microfiber towels decades ago for a trip to the Galapagos. I actually still have my two original towels but have since added to the collection. They remain as good today as they were back then, and I don’t wrap my wet hair up in anything but! My hair is less tangled and dries faster when I wrap it in my Aquis towel straight from the shower. The added bonus is that while it is wrapped, I can easily do makeup without stray hairs ending up in the mascara brush. Love my Aquis towels!" —Loves to Travel

"I have thick, naturally curly hair. Generally, my hair takes forever to dry. This towel helps my hair to dry about twice as fast. After getting out of the shower, I wrap my hair in this towel while I get dressed and I no longer have to worry about my hair completely drenching my shirt as soon as I take it out of the towel. It really dries it to a manageable level of dryness in just a minute or two. As for frizziness, it helps a little, but nothing super noticeable for me. I live in the South Florida, so humidity and frizz are accepted parts of my life. This made a very small amount of difference, if any at all in frizziness. I would still definitely recommend as it does speed up the drying process." —YogaDogs

So if you're ready to cut your hair drying time in half, whether you air dry or blow dry, get the Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Towel on Amazon for $20.99-$24.99 in eight colors or prints.

They also make a couple other towels out of the same fabric, available on Amazon: a long-hair towel for $24.99 (for hair maybe two or three inches longer than mine, three colors) and the "turban", which has elastic that goes around your forehead and an elastic strap that hooks onto a button at the back to secure it, for $20.99-$24.99 (seven colors or prints). (And y'all, it's a deal — the Amazon prices are $10 cheaper than the prices on the Aquis website, and Nordstrom has both the towels and the turbans for $30).
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They also make a couple other towels out of the same fabric, available on Amazon: a long-hair towel for $24.99 (for hair maybe two or three inches longer than mine, three colors) and the "turban", which has elastic that goes around your forehead and an elastic strap that hooks onto a button at the back to secure it, for $20.99-$24.99 (seven colors or prints).

(And y'all, it's a deal — the Amazon prices are $10 cheaper than the prices on the Aquis website, and Nordstrom has both the towels and the turbans for $30).

The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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