Towel-Drying hair

Towel-Drying Your Hair? Here Are Some Do’s And Don’ts!

Dr. Shireen Singh
Medically Reviewed By:

Dr. Shireen Singh, MBBS.

Written by Our Editorial Team


Have you ever noticed that, even when using the right hair growth products, your hair remains frizzy and dry? If yes, then maybe you are not towel-drying your hair correctly. Let's delve into some do's and don’ts of towel drying in this blog.

Did you know that towel drying your hair is an important part of your hair care routine? If not, then let us inform you that it is an essential step, and not only that, how you do it also matters. Use a soft towel and gently remove the excess water from your hair, instead of rubbing, just dab the towel, don't twist your hair too much, and make sure your hair isn't too wet. Taking the time to towel dry your hair is an effective way of improving your hair's appearance.

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Is Wet Hair Weak?

Wet Hair

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When hair is wet it absorbs water and swells, which makes the outermost layer called cuticle lift up, making it more fragile. So drying your hair aggressively with the towel can lead to split ends and damaged hair. That is why it is advisable to be gentle with your hair when it's wet to keep it healthy.

What To Do When Towel Drying Hair?

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Towel drying can be very effective if done the right way. Here's what you should do:

  • Use a gentle hair towel: Always choose a soft towel which is made up of microfiber or cotton, to be kind to your hair.
  • Squeeze the water out gently: Never rub the towel, instead gently squeeze the water from your hair. Rubbing can damage your hair.
  • Dab the towel: To remove the excess water from hair dab the towel to prevent damage.
  • Be patient: Do not lose patience while drying your hair. Dabbing and squeezing takes time. But it sure helps with your hair health.

Also Read : Spilling Some Hot Tips On Using A Hair Towel

Follow these points to maintain happy, healthy hair.

What Not To Do When Towel-Drying Hair

Rubbing hair

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Here are some no no's when towel drying hair

  • Are you using the same towel for the body and hair? If yes, then avoid doing that. Using large towels can damage your hair as they become heavier due to water soaked in them.
  • Regular towels are very rough in nature and can be harsh on your hair. Use gentle and soft towels.
  • Rubbing your hair aggressively with the towel can lead to frizzy hair. Avoid doing that to reduce frizz
  • Do not twist your hair with the towel as it can weaken the hair and cause hair breakage

Also Read : What If We Tell You You've Been Drying Your Hair All Wrong?

Keep these in mind to avoid damaging your hair.

Achieving happy and healthy hair isn't as easy as it seems. Relying only on hair growth products is not the only solution, you will also have to gently dry your hair with a soft towel. It is the simplest way to improve your hair's appearance and health.


About Doctor :

Dr. Shireen Singh

Dr. Shireen Singh, MBBS, MD Dermatology, is a trusted dermatologist with over 8 years of specialized experience. Passionate about empowering individuals to achieve their hair and skin care goals, she combines cutting-edge technologies with personalized treatment plans tailored to each individual's needs. She's dedicated to helping you achieve vibrant hair and glowing skin. Dr. Shireen loves research and is here to share her expertise for your health and happiness.



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