I had to do the math — not once, but TWICE. Has it really been seven years since I discovered the amazing-ness that is the Aquis Hair Towel?
The one I got back in 2009 as a gift from my friend Jen is still going strong (I just used it last night, as a matter of fact), and to this day, I use it all the time.
I’m so devoted that it comes with me on trips, and if I forget to bring it, I freak-the-eff-out. It’s not just a hair towel… It’s a way of life!
Anyway, I’m excited because now my favorite hair towel is available at Sephora.
It used to be that I could only find them at Bed Bath & Beyond, but now when you roll up to replenish your favorite blush or grab a new liner, you can also drop one of these Aquis towels into your little basket and thus change your life. Ploop!
Once I started using it, I couldn’t go back. It’s a supernaturally absorbent hair towel made with a special microfiber fabric that sucks the living crap out of every water molecule in wet hair.
I have long hair, and at its longest, it takes — I’m not kidding — about three hours to dry if I let it air dry after using a regular cotton bath towel. But when I use the Aquis, it takes half as time. Plus, my hair looks less frizzy and even breaks less! The fabric is much smoother than a regular bath towel and doesn’t tug on or rough up my hair cuticles as much.
Sephora currently carries two versions of the towel — the Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban ($30) and the Aquis Waffle Luxe Hair Turban ($40) — both of which are more expensive than the $18 towel I got a while back, but I think that’s because they have a turban-style design with a button closure to make them easier to wrap around your hair. Plus, they come in cute patterns (my basic white rectangular Aquis is bare bones by comparison).
These Sephora ones feel more luxurious to me, and I think they work just as well as the original.
Best dang hair towel ever.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Happy hump day. 🙂