DuraComfort Essentials Anti-Frizz Microfiber Hair Towel
Super soft & lightweight
Compact size and easy-for-travel packaging
Speeds up dry time
Full money back guarantee
Not big enough to wrap around medium-long hair
Need a clip to secure turban
Will dry out hair if left on for too long
DuraComfort Essentials Anti-Frizz Microfiber Hair Towel
We purchased DuraComfort Essentials Anti-Frizz Microfiber Hair Towel so our writer could put it to the test. Keep reading for our full product review.
It’s no secret that using certain types of towels on our hair will create unwanted frizz. Terry cloth towels were the first frizz starters brought to the spotlight—their loop-sewn fabric absorbs too much moisture from the hair and can leave freshly washed strands feeling dried out and frayed. So in came microfiber towels to replace them. Their finely woven, densely packed fibers wick the moisture out of hair without the need to rub against strands and cause friction. These fibers are much softer on strands and over time can improve hair’s appearance, especially when compared to those terry cloth towels of the past. So why then, have I never tried one? I don’t have a good excuse. I don’t use terry cloth towels or anything heavy against my strands, but I’ve never jumped on board with the microfiber revelation. When I got asked to test the highly rated DuraComfort Essentials Anti-Frizz Microfiber Hair Towel, it was an easy yes. I was ready to see for myself, beyond mass shared information, what all the rage was about.
Keep reading for my honest review.
Uses: Drying wet hair
Price: $16.99 MSRP, and around $12 on sale
Best Features: InstaDry Technology (microfibers dry in half the time)
About the brand: DuraComfort is known for its hero product, the Essentials Super Absorbent Anti-Frizz Microfiber Hair Towel, and the InstaDry technology that’s responsible for it being one of the best anti-frizz hair towels on the market.
About My Hair: Wash and go
I have thick, wavy, shoulder-length hair. My hair’s texture and density allow me to skip the need to brush my hair, which I rarely do. I like to shower at night, every 2 or 3 days and then I let my hair air dry a little before I go to bed so that when I wake up, my waves have taken on a life of their own. Product-wise, I use the Run-Through Detangling Shampoo from Oribe and pair it with their Moisture and Control Conditioner. If I happen to shower during the day, I’ll also use the Davines OI All In One Milk Spray to help my strands air dry sans frizz while I’m out and about. These products have been game-changers for me when it comes to keeping frizz to a minimum, keeping my texture moisturized, and keeping my thick hair soft and tangle-free without breakage, or brushing. As for towels, I normally keep either a Turkish towel or a very fine waffle knit towel on the rack to wrap my hair. I don’t keep it wrapped for long at all, less than 5 minutes, and when I take it out, I twist my hair’s excess moisture out into the towel, shake out my strands a little if needed, and I’m good to go.
The Feel: Like velvet
The DuraComfort towel is very compact and lightweight, and its microfibers are velvety soft to the touch. The weight wasn’t very noticeable when I wrapped it around my hair. My hair didn’t fit into the towel all the way, as it isn’t much longer than the average hand towel. The width of the towel seemed a little short, so I had to kind of wedge my ends in to be covered. To keep the towel and hair intact, a black alligator clip is provided by DuraComfort to place at the base of the head where the towel’s tip falls. This kept it feeling tight and secure, but made the feeling of wearing a lightweight towel more obvious and much more noticeable than it had felt without the clip.
The Packaging: Easy for travel
Aside from its small size, this towel comes with a to-go carrier that makes it even more compact and easy to travel with. The carrier is large enough to hold the black alligator clip that also comes included with your purchase, but not much else. The towel and its travel bag are easy to bring along with you anywhere. Whether you’re traveling abroad or just taking a dip in the pool, this compact towel is perfectly packaged to keep by your side.
The Results: Keep it quick
Since I wasn’t accustomed to using a towel that was clipped so securely to my head, I began by using the DuraComfort Essentials Anti-Frizz Microfiber Hair Towel leisurely. The towels I used before would come off as soon as I was ready to get dressed so that I wasn’t overstretching my clothes to make way for a large towel turban. With the DuraComfort I thought, it fits so snugly onto my head that I could leave my hair up for a while, but this was my big mistake in the trial. Leaving the DuraComfort on around my strands longer than necessary, longer than my usual 5-minute wrap, actually left my ends too overdry and frayed out. This towel is so much more absorbent than what I’m used to — it turns out that my turban did not need to overstay its welcome. This is all in large thanks to its InstaDry Technology which promises to absorb any excess moisture in half the time as any regular bath towel would take.
All in all, I used this towel quickly and it dried my hair at a similarly impressive speed.
For the best results, I found that keeping to my usual rhythm of applying the towel before stepping out of the shower, and removing it before getting dressed, was the way to get maximum benefits for my hair. After using it accordingly for mere minutes, my hair looked almost perfectly untouched without dripping down my back and leaving water marks all over my clothes.
The Value: Affordable
Microfiber hair towels usually ring in between $10 - $25. The DuraComfort towel is right on the mark. If you were paying to use this towel for one month, or even for one week, I would say its efficiency is worth the cost for the short time frame. But considering how much use you can get out of it with no time limitation in sight, it’s truly a hard deal to beat. And as if that wasn’t enough, they offer a full money-back guarantee if you aren’t satisfied with your purchase, so you really can’t lose in terms of cost with this one.
Similar Products: You’ve got options
Luxe Beauty MicroFiber Hair Towel ($11.97): This hair towel will give you a much thicker microfiber, still soft to the touch, and ultra-absorbent. If you have thicker hair or longer hair, this slightly heavier option (we’re talking an ounce) might be worth the extra couple of bucks.
Aquis Original Microfiber Hair Towel ($30): Whether you want a towel or a turban, Aquis is a brand that has every option of hair-friendly wraps for you. Their Original Microfiber Towel is of similar size and weight, but it uses the same wicking technology you might find in skiwear for an ultra high tech quick dry made to keep the health of your vulnerable wet tresses a top priority.
If you’re looking to get your hands on a hair-friendly microfiber towel to improve your hair’s health and integrity, the DuraComfort Essentials Anti-Frizz Microfiber Hair Towel is an affordable, easy-to-use option that is sure to speed up your dry time. If used properly, it could reduce that initial towel frizz you’re used to seeing, too. For under $20, we can’t think of a reason not to try it.
- Product Name Anti-Frizz Microfiber Hair Towel
- Product Brand DuraComfort Essentials
- Price $16.99
- Weight 6.2 oz.
- Color White
- Fabric Microfiner/cotton
- Care Machine wash in warm water with like colors. Tumble dry low.
- Included Towel, carrying case, alligator clip