You are minding your own business browsing through your Facebook feed when you come upon one of the many ads trying to sell you a service or a product. Do you stop to look at them or do you scroll over them without a thought?
I have to admit that I am often intrigued depending on what the ad is for, some stylish clothing, a must-have gadget, or some service promising to make my life better. I came upon an ad for a rapid drying hair towel for and it piqued my interest.
I have several hair towels that I use in the morning when getting ready. I often shower, wring out my hair and throw it up for 30 minutes while I get ready. After the 30 minutes I take it down, it is still wet, but I let it air dry on the way to work. The end result is some nice natural looking curls.
This rapid drying hair towel I saw on Facebook promised to dry your hair in 5 minutes. Ok, while I was interested I did not totally fall for the claim, I was more curious to know if it was true. I did notice hundreds of comments on the towel. Many people stating it worked but took longer than 5 minutes. There was definitely a lot of talking among customers and many positive reviews. So I did it, I bought the towel. So you are probably wondering by now, did it work?
Rapid Drying Hair Towel Review
It took about three weeks for the towel to arrive. I had just emailed them to get a status update when it finally arrived the next day. The first thing I noticed was that the towel was very soft so it was a different material than the other hair towels I own.
I was excited to use it and took a shower the next morning and put the magical rapid drying towel on my head. It was on for about 45 minutes while I was getting ready. I was excited to take it off and see some results. Unfortunately, that was not the case. After 45 minutes of wearing this “amazing” rapid drying hair towel, my hair was still very wet. I would say it wasn’t any drier than using any other of my hair towels.
I will say that my hair did feel unusually soft. Unfortunately, as I’ve aged my hair has become more course and less silky and shiny. I decided to continue to use the towel despite it not leaving up to its claim and washed my hair one night before bed, around 9 pm. I put my hair up in the rapid drying hair towel and slept with it all night. I was sure I was going to awake with beautiful dry curls.
Yep, this was the result after 8 hours my hair was STILL wet! So while my other towels would actually dry my hair overnight this was still keeping it wet. I am totally baffled by the claim of drying your hair in 5 minutes when I can’t even get it dry in 8 hours.
I tried one more time, to do the “overnight” thing just this past week as I had a very early flight and wouldn’t have too much time to do my hair. I washed my hair this time at 6 pm to give it more time to dry. I wrapped my hair a little looser than before hoping it would get more air. When I woke up I will say it was pretty much dry, however, it looked like I had put my finger in a light socket. No curls just frizzy hair.
So, my overall impression? Don’t waste your money on this magical rapid drying hair towel. I find that my Turbo Twist and even a cheap hair towel I picked up at an outlet store works even better than this overpriced product that did not live up to its claim.