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Any microfiber towel users?

techmomtechmom Posts: 300Registered Users
Do those of you who use microfiber towels use fabric softener when you dry them?

The reason I ask is that my husband uses microfiber towels all the time for his motorcycle. He washes them separately from the rest of the laundry because he doesn't want fabric softener on them (it creates a film on the paint job).

I guess I am just wondering if the same would hold true for hair use.


TIA
2a (nc.com), 2a/2bFii (fia), normal porosity

Cowash:TN Radiant Volume
RO TN Moisturizing .
Styling products:AVG, Ecostyler Crystal
Styling Methods: Pixie-style diffusing - total fav
Low-poo: AO Nourishing Lavender

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  • ailin85ailin85 Posts: 137Registered Users
    techmom wrote: »
    Do those of you who use microfiber towels use fabric softener when you dry them?

    The reason I ask is that my husband uses microfiber towels all the time for his motorcycle. He washes them separately from the rest of the laundry because he doesn't want fabric softener on them (it creates a film on the paint job).

    I guess I am just wondering if the same would hold true for hair use.


    TIA

    I never put softeners on ANY of our towels period because my Husband personally doesn't like the slipping away feel when getting dry, so my mft never gets softener anyway 8-)
    A|G
    "iron clothes not hair"
    2b (blonde highlights)

    Products
    :
    Trying them all! So far, not settling down... FL is a challenge!

    *Modified CG since Feb'2011
  • techmomtechmom Posts: 300Registered Users
    I just use bounce sheets, do you think that would make any difference? (the liquid stuff doesn't work so well with my he washer)
    2a (nc.com), 2a/2bFii (fia), normal porosity

    Cowash:TN Radiant Volume
    RO TN Moisturizing .
    Styling products:AVG, Ecostyler Crystal
    Styling Methods: Pixie-style diffusing - total fav
    Low-poo: AO Nourishing Lavender

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  • ailin85ailin85 Posts: 137Registered Users
    techmom wrote: »
    I just use bounce sheets, do you think that would make any difference? (the liquid stuff doesn't work so well with my he washer)

    I don't know but I would try the difference if I were you and see if you like the feeling of it :)
    A|G
    "iron clothes not hair"
    2b (blonde highlights)

    Products
    :
    Trying them all! So far, not settling down... FL is a challenge!

    *Modified CG since Feb'2011
  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    Sometimes I do, not always. My curls like us towels tend to just be hung on a drying rack to dry!
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • curlywhocurlywho Posts: 119Registered Users
    I've been using fabric softener on mine and haven't noticed any problems.
    Hair Properties:
    2b/3a
    High Porosity
    Fine
    Thick
    Loves Protein, hates oil of any kind, takes FOREVER to dry.

    Products:
    (I mix and match depending on the day)
    Occasional Low-poo: Burt's Bees
    Conditioner: GCP
    Ecostyler Gel
    CIAB
    As I am Curling Jelly

    Recently Purchased:
    Rockin Ringlets
    Curl Keeper
    Confident Coils


    Microfiber Plop (10 mins)
    Super-soaker
    Diffuse-dry
  • techmomtechmom Posts: 300Registered Users
    Thanks all, for your input. I have washed a couple and used bounce today. We'll see. :)
    I do know that when I folded them, I realized that I need a manicure....my hands seem to stick to them like velcro. Needless to say the long winter here has done a number on my hands.
    2a (nc.com), 2a/2bFii (fia), normal porosity

    Cowash:TN Radiant Volume
    RO TN Moisturizing .
    Styling products:AVG, Ecostyler Crystal
    Styling Methods: Pixie-style diffusing - total fav
    Low-poo: AO Nourishing Lavender

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  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    The curls like us towels specifically say no fabric softener. I just don't use it on any of my hair towels. I don't like hanging them to dry because I dont like the crunch factor they tend to get.
    High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

  • Robin-in-FLRobin-in-FL Posts: 1,731Registered Users
    In general, I know towels are more absorbent if you don't use fabric softener, and, of course, softer if you do.

    I do use softener on the towels occasionally, maybe every 12th wash or so.

    My hair-scrunching shirts go in the regular wash, which gets softener (Suavitel) and they work fine.
    2c / C / iii (FIA)
    Med-Coarse, LowPorosity, NormalElast (LCLF)

    Shoulder-Length now.

    Wash: DevaCare Low Poo
    Detangle & Rinseout: Walgreens or Sally's Conditioning Balm (always)
    Leave-in: DevaCare OneC (budget choice is GFTN)
    Style: ReCoil & DevaCare Arc Angel (budget choices are HESMU or Got2BSpikedUp)

    Henna!
  • sdkittysdkitty Posts: 358Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I just bought one of these (haven't used it yet). Packaging says it's microfiber but washing instructions don't say anything about fabric softener. I always though you couldn't use fabric softener with these too.
    Does this towel make a difference with your hair?
    thanks
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    [QUOTE=sdkitty;2097131
    Does this towel make a difference with your hair?
    thanks[/QUOTE]

    Yes. I think microfiber makes my hair frizzier. I like flat cotton, like CLU, Curlease or flour sack towels.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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