This month we are going to be taking a look at one of the essential weapons in the Curly Girl Method Club arsenal when it comes to making the most of those spirals, waves, and ringlets - the microfibre towel.
How can we make the best use of our microfibre towels in order to achieve
bouncy, defined curls? What is the best towel-drying technique?...and how can a towel prevent flat roots?...
At CGM Club we know the importance of using the right tools for the job when it comes to caring for our curls, and when it comes to achieving perfect wash-
day results, the humble microfibre towel is right up there! So, what are some of
the advantages to using one over an ordinary towel?
● Absorbs the excess water from your curls and waves without leaving them
frizzy and dull
● Stops your roots from drying flat due to being weighed down by moisture
while it dries
● Reduces diffusing time
● Gives better curl definition
● Helps the clumping process
At CGM Club we LOVE a microfibre towel, and we have a special place in our
hearts for two in particular - the ones we stock ourselves of course! Our Plush
Microfibre Hair Towel, and (my personal favourite), our Premium Waffle Hair
Turban, both available in our online store now! If you’ve not used one during
your curly routine before, prepare to be amazed!
Serious discounts on the Premium Towel when purchased in ANY kit *wink
And while we’re on the subject of microfibre towels, have you tried plopping?
(no, not that sort of plopping!)....a microfibre towel is just the thing to perfect
your plop! Click here and learn all you need to know!
Top Tips To Getting The Most From Your Microfibre Towel
● Wash it before use
Flip your head upside down and gently shake your hair side to side to help
Place on the hair in the bowl end of the towel NOT in the long section
trying your best not to disturb the curls - There's a video on 'plopping' in
the CGM Club here
Plop for a short period of time 15 minutes or so to remove excess water
Remove the 'plop' and gently shake your hair away and upright
You could experiment with removing moisture:
● Flip your head upside down and scrunch with your microfibre towel. This will
prevent your hair from sticking together at the back - particularly helpful for
those with high porosity hair!
● Be sure to rotate your towel as you use it so that you are always scrunching
with a dry section. This will ensure optimum excess moisture removal
● When you are scrunching work in small sections so as not to disturb your curl
● Always scrunch upwards from the midsections of your hair up to the scalp, or
from the ends; again, working upwards.
● When your hair is soaking wet apply leave-in conditioner in sections
● Make sure your hair is properly detangled - ONLY with a wide-toothed comb
or with your fingers to prevent as little breakage as possible
● Take 2 or 3 curls at a time in your palm and scrunch upwards towards your
scalp, follow this by scrunching your roots with your microfibre towel
● Finish by allowing hair to air dry or by diffusing
● Finger-coil wet your curls when they are wet or damp (we have a video
tutorial on this technique here)
How Can Using The Microfibre Towel Prevent Flat Roots?
Flat roots are often the bane of the curly girl’s life, but what if we were to tell you that there is a microfibre towel-drying technique that could help prevent that from happening?
After washing your roots tend to be flat thanks to being dragged down by the
excess water in your hair, so use your microfibre towel to scrunch out as much
water as you can from your mid-lengths up to your roots. Allow your hair to dry
for several minutes and then scrunch your hair with your bare hands.
If flat roots is a particular problem area for you, combine this technique with
these root-boosting tips:
How To Boost Root Volume
There’s a school of thought among curlies that we need to make a decision
which we would rather have: volume, or definition; but here at CGM Club we
don’t think we should have to compromise on either! We’ve shared our tips on
how to use your microfibre towel to create lots of luscious volume, but how can we use it to get bouncy definition too?
How To Get Bouncy, Defined Curls
● Finger-coil your curls when they are wet or damp (we have a video tutorial on this technique here)
● Making sure it's just wet enough to style (we have a video for that too)
Do YOU currently use a microfibre towel in your curly girl routine? Let us know
what volume and definition techniques work for you!
The first rule of Curly Girl Method Club is TALK about Curly Girl Method Club! We love to hear your feedback, and we love it when our members help spread our message to all the curly girls of the world. Curlies, unite! Let’s embrace our uniqueness together!
See you next month with more tips, tricks, and CGM Club news.