Beautiful as it may be, thick hair comes with a hefty list of caveats, like waiting hours after every shower to air-dry your mane. With no desire (or time) to integrate a blow dryer into my daily routine, I’ve grown accustomed to moving through life with cold, wet locks, fingers crossed that when my curls do dry, they will be without frizz. Towels did little to curb my drying time — or so I thought, until I gave the Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban a whirl. The towel has so visibly improved my wash day results that my mom has since purchased one, too.
Amid a sea of microfiber hair towels, Aquis has made a name for itself with its claim that the Lisse Luxe Turban cuts drying time in half. Though I have yet to time my air-drying process, I’d venture to say that’s not an exaggeration. The turban’s speedy absorption process has been especially noticeable in recent chilly weather. Gone is the fear I’ll catch a cold by going outside after showering; following a few minutes in the Lisse Luxe, my hair is just dry enough to face whatever the winter months have in store.
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Beyond drying my hair more than any other towel I’ve used, the turban keeps my frizz at bay. Every haircare enthusiast knows that ordinary terry cloth towels pull on hair’s cuticles, which changes its texture from smooth to fuzzy. The microfiber material used by Aquis prevents the dreaded frizz halo that inevitably emerged back when I still wrapped my hair in a bath towel. Plus, its fool-proof button closure is seriously convenient.
Like any truly great hair product, Aquis guarantees that the Lisse Luxe Turban is meant to be used on all textures, be it my loose ringlets, my mom’s tight curls, or even my sister’s pin-straight strands. Available in a dusty pink, pale gray, blue-black, or a black-and-white pattern, you’re bound to find one that suits your hair, whether color-treated or natural.
Shop the Lisse Luxe Turban below and move more freely post-wash than ever.
Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban
Shop now: $30; sephora.com