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How A Hair Turban Towel Changed My Life

Hear me out before you dismiss it for its frivolity – especially, my fellow curly-haired ladies.
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When you have corkscrew curly hair and live in a tropical climate, you fight an uphill battle against humidity and frizz is your archenemy. For as long as my memory serves me, I have been that girl in a perennial pursuit of something, anything that could fix my mane. Serums, leave-in conditioners, salon treatments – you name it, I probably have tried it.

There were a couple of recommendations, however, that I entirely dismissed. Silk pillow cases. Hair turbans. How frivolous! I mean c’mon, how much of a difference could a hair turban make? My big ‘ol fluffy towel did the job and cost a fraction of the price of a gimmicky hair turban. But boy, oh boy, I could not have been more wrong.

A couple of months ago, when a beauty editor friend handed me a hair turban towel, I scoffed at the possibility of it making any difference at all. But when a beauty editor dishes you advice, you listen. When I eventually reached for the hair turban after weeks of it sitting ideal on my vanity, my life was forever changed. And I might only be the slightest bit dramatic in saying that.

Firstly, the hair turban, unlike my heavy towel, stayed on the head. Designed with a button on one end and a loop on the other, the hair turban sat securely (and stayed out of the way) as I went about putting my face on for the day. I was already sold by the convenience but it only got better from there. When I removed the hair turban about 15 minutes later, my hair was noticeably drier than when I’d use a regular towel – all without any rigorous rubbing. Whatever the magic is, when completely dried, my mane was visibly less frizzy and the curls, better formed. The hair turban is also great for locking in the moisture during leave-in treatments.

I can safely say my hair care routine would never be complete without a hair turban from here on. Perhaps, I should add the silk pillow case to my cart next.

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