Aquis Waffle Luxe Hair Towel, £35
Made of Aquitex, a super absorbent fabric inspired by workout fabrics that are much more moisture-wicking than cotton, Aquis was a pioneer of an invention, one of the very first hair towels designed to help improve your hair health as you dry.
With water-logged hair more susceptible to breakage and frizz, preventing that super desirable volumous look, it’s super important to dry your hair fast and Aquis promises to cut your drying time in HALF.
That’s an extra 10-30 mins you could spend on your makeup, floundering over what to wear and browsing through dating apps to find the long-lost love of your life.
Jen Garside, Engagement Executive
Super unbearably thick blonde hair, natural waves that require a lot of styling. Naturally drying my hair is NOT an option – I was the kid whose hair was still wet at 3.30pm after a morning swimming lesson – so I have a pretty lengthy hair routine.
I’m talking a solid 30 minutes sweating it out under the hairdryer to blow-dry it straight before styling it with straighteners or a curling wand.
WHAT I USUALLY LOOK FOR IN A HAIR PRODUCT:
I already spend FAR too much of my time styling my hair – testament to this is the fact I’ve binge-watched nearly every decent TV series you can name while drying, straightening and curling – so am always looking for a way to save time on my routine without ruining the end result.
AQUIS HAIR TOWEL REVIEW
I shampooed and conditioned my hair as normal, then gently wrung my hair to leave it damp before wrapping the Aquis towel around the back of my head and tying it up at the front.
It’s super light, compact and soft to the touch despite not being made from cotton. I picked the Ivory White shade, and ordered the Waffle Luxe as it’s designed specifically for thicker hair. For longevity, I would’ve preferred a darker colour, but there are only 3 colour options in the thick hair towel, so I went with the neutral shade.
I went about my usual post-shower activities; putting on deodorant, parading around my room and getting my hair styling products ready to go.
After approximately five minutes, I took the towel down from my head and was amazed to see that my hair was almost three-quarters dry. There was no frizz to my hair, not having to add friction to dry it further. No heat necessary, no rubbing your hair frantically, this is the real deal.
My hair looked strong and healthy, my waves sitting pretty without any tangle. I combed it into a parting and got ready to blast with the hair dryer, but I only made it EIGHT MINUTES into an episode of The Handmaid’s Tale before I was completely blowdried straight.
This has genuinely cut my hair drying time completely in half, and saves me from sitting hot and bothered under a hair dryer with arm ache for what feels like ten years.
It’s super compact and is now coming with me on every trip away, cabin luggage or not, this is one handy hair tool I can’t do without.