Ways to Choose a Bath Towel and Tips for Taking Care of it

After bathing, you will definitely walk away with a towel, right? Unless you want to wet your clothes. Since towels are always in direct contact with the skin, choosing and handling shouldn’t be careless, you know! Do you know how to wash it and when to replace it with a new one?

How to choose the right towel material

Most people will probably buy fabrics that are soft and have beautiful colors. If possible, this also has interesting motives. But your considerations don’t stop there. When making different choices, make sure to:

Check the thickness

Don’t just look at it, but also grasp the fabric. Look closely at the towel springs, thick or thin.

A thick body dryer has a lot of springs, so it won’t give you mistakes to see the bottom surface. This allows the fabric to absorb a lot of water.

Conversely, short hairs usually indicate that the fabric is thin and not very effective at absorbing water.

Don’t just touch it

Most people would immediately think without choosing fluffy towels for a second. However, there is still a possibility that the fabric may have first been given a softener during the manufacturing process. This is what makes the soft feel stick to the store.

In fact, the feeling of tenderness usually won’t last long. After a few washes, you can feel that the texture of the original material was not as smooth as the first time.

The solution, try to check the information label on the side of the stitch. Choose a body drying fabric that says cotton to make sure the fabric is soft and absorbs water perfectly.

Check the seams

Stitching next to the towel is key to material durability and durability. A good towel is one that has strong stitches, and there are no signs of loose thread.

Hence, you should check the seams first before deciding to choose them.

Determine the size

Towels are available in different sizes. Well, you have to adjust to your needs and body size.

If you are a large body and want the fabric to cover almost the entire body, you can choose a medium or large size.

For those of you who are only concerned with the function of water absorption, just choose the small one. Although small, the cloth was effective enough to dry the body.

How you keep your towels soft

Wash less

Washing your towels less often will help them last longer. Many people throw the towel in the laundry basket after one use, but this is completely unnecessary. It is best to use it again to dry yourself after showering (when you are clean) as long as you hang the towel out and let it dry well after use. To use a towel three times is a bit too much since the chance of mold is very high. Nobody is waiting for that.

Vinegar

Yep, vinegar. It can be that simple: pour a dash of vinegar into the fabric softener container (the one with the flower), and your towels will come out softly from the drum. Lime particles and (greasy) soap residues from the washing water remain in the towels during the washing process. Vinegar descales and degreases and dissolves these residues. Because it is precisely these residues that make your towels hard, it doesn’t matter whether you use white vinegar or natural vinegar; it’s about the acetic acid. A disadvantage of using vinegar could be that the sour smell remains in the towels, which not everyone likes. But another plus: the color of the towels also stays beautiful longer because of the vinegar.

No or less fabric softener

You may assume that fabric softener actually makes the towels softer, but unfortunately, this is not true. In the long run, that stuff will make your towels as rough as sandpaper. It puts a layer over the natural fibers of the towel so that they no longer stick together during the drying process. So your towels will not get any better. The absorbent capacity of the cloths also decreases. Do not you want
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Separate wash

Wash towels together in one wash, separately from other clothes. For example, the cotton fibers are less likely to be damaged by things like buttons or zippers. Also, do not overfill the washing machine. Then the chance of damaged items is also greater.

Do not iron

Ironing may make your towels slightly softer at first glance, but appearances can be deceiving: the heat will simply damage the cotton fibers. As a result, the towels will absorb waterless well, so they dry less well, and they also wear out faster. So it doesn’t get any better. And there is nothing wrong with wrinkles in your towels. Nobody sees it.

Dry well

You can let your towels dry in many ways, but whichever way you choose will also affect the softness of your towel. The dryer is the best option. There are salt crystals (such as scale particles) in the water of the clean, wet laundry, and these can make the towels harder during the drying process when the water evaporates. When the drying wax continues to move, these crystals are ‘broken,’ and the wax no longer feels hard. Don’t have a dryer? Then it is best to hang them outside in the wind so that the laundry continues to flow.

Storage

Before you put your towels in a cupboard somewhere, it is better to shake them out and then fold (or roll) them lightly. That way, they stay nice and fluffy and fluffy. Try to put them in the closet with some extra space. When they are crammed into a pile, there is not much left of the fluffy airiness. If you have the space in the bathroom, it is best to store them there. Due to the higher humidity there, they will automatically remain a bit softer. Works almost like a steam engine. Ideal.

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