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Talk to me of Microfiber- comparing

chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
I love love love the Deva towels. But I wish they were bigger and not white. I have some folks I know who could really benefit from these but I was hoping to find an equivalent that was bigger. However, I felt the Aquis MF towel at BB and B today and it is no where NEAR as soft as the Deva towel. So I am thinking their Diva Dry is going to be like that. IS there a super soft MF towel like the Deva that's bigger or only the ones that are kind of snaggy? Or, should I just try the other types or sew some towels out of t's as gifts (I find actual t-shirts kind of awkward to use and not all T's are equal for absorbency so I find Ts have their own troubles, but if I could find a decent weight 100 percent cotton, I could do that.) What are your experiences if you have bought products. Mostly I just wish Deva had a bigger towel!

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  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users
    I only have used t-shirts and the deva towel. I completely agree with you that I don't like that it's white and it is small! When I got my deva cut, the stylist used these gloves that were the same material as the towel. It looked as if they would really help absorb since it's gloves and you can squeeze out excess water with more accuracy.
    CG, High Porosity, Fine, Low Density, Medium Elasticity
    Suave, V05, GF Go clean gel, ACV rinses, CO, and Gelatine PT.
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  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users
    Jessicurl carries a very nice microfiber towel.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • LynaeaLynaea Posts: 394Registered Users
    I have the big aquis towel and the itty-bitty deva one. I don't use the deva one at all, I found that it caught on my cuticles and any rough skin, I think it has too many loops, it is also way too small of course. The aquis works fine for me, I don't scrunch, I more like scrunch-blot with it, starting at tips I scrunch all my hair up to my scalp and hold it there to squeeze out the water, like a brief plop. The size allows me to do this 3-4 times with a new, dry section of towel for each. I'm pretty sure I saw colored microfiber towels (big ones) on amazon or from aquis, they were pastel but still.

    I'd like to try the curl ease towels but haven't gotten around to ordering. Anyone have input on those?
    :nemo: 2A / F / MD / LP / ?E / BSL --- CG since Dec. 2012 :nemo:

    This is what I'm happiest with right now.
    Co-wash: CJ DailyFix
    Lo-poo: DermOrganic low-poo
    RO: SS Caitlin's co
    Leave-in: SheScentIt Okra Repair condish
    PT: SS Caitlin's + SS PT
    Stylers: Volumax Mega Gel, Max Green Styling Gel, DermOrganics Spray Gel
    Techniques: Plopping & Pixie Diffusing.
    :thumbdown: glycerin, honey, oils & butters :thumright: Protein!
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    And then I was at CVS tonight and see they have Twisty Turbie microfiber TOWELs. I tried to feel in the package (I got a twistie turbie when they first came out and hated it. But I think it was terry cloth back then.) It's certainly nice and big and cheap. Like 6$.

    I know the Deva's are small but I never thought they felt snaggy. They are good scrunching. You just can't plop.
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    I want to get my wavy mother a big MF towel so she can plop. She has very long hair. Which company makes the biggest and bestest MF towel in your guys' opinion? :argue:
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • Curls&AgapeCurls&Agape Posts: 52Registered Users
    i use the deva towel for my daugher, she is a toddler with not much hair and its fab for her. WAY too small for an adult IMO tho.

    For me, the best mirofibre towel i ever bought, and i still use it, is actually a large microfibre towel from the car care section in kmart. Its huge coz its for shining a car hahaha. but its a proper microfiber towel and it sucks up excess water like a pro!! it cost me $8 on sale hahaha.

    only downer is its bright yellow with a black silk border, so looks random in my bathroom, so might not be appropriate as a gift in that sense... but if you got heaps of hair and need a good towel, check out the auto section of whatever shop near you hahaha
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Serious check out CVS. That towel was quite large. Definitely big enough for pretty long hair. I think they were even doing 6$ or 2 for 10$.
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    Thanks guys! Guess I'm gonna check out CVS and Pepboys. Actually the MF towel I use now is for cleaning cars and counters and whatnot. it just happens to work great in my hair. Super absorbent. Too bad it's so teeny. I think I'll get mom one of each of these suggestions so she'll have options.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • misbehavemisbehave Posts: 115Registered Users
    CG since 3/1/13
    3B; Low porosity, Coarse, & Extremely Protein Sensitive
    Very high density, waist length

    Co wash: Suave Clarifying or Sun Ripened Strawberry
    RO: Sun Ripened Strawberry, TN, or TN w/ veg glycerin
    Sealer: apricot oil
    Styler: 4 Naturals Spring Back Custard, Pantene Curl Defining Mousse, or BB "Mudd"
    Using a hard water filter, microfiber towel, & silk head scarves & pillowcases

    Avoiding: protein, coconut, & parabens
  • lucyprimroselucyprimrose Posts: 166Registered Users
    I have a micro fibre towel that doesn't have the 'small loops' kind of finish, it has a smooth chamois type feel. I got it a few years ago from Amazon, sold as a towel for travel/camping and it is large. I don't think I can remember the brand, but if I do I'll post.
    UK based wavy :hello2:

    Mostly waves, but curls and straight bits too!
    Fine to medium, high porosity, medium density, very low elasticity
    Highlights damage (growing it out), seems to like protein and need lots of moisture.

    Cleanse - CJDF, trying out low poos ; Co wash- Uk chemist brands, Urtekram Rose or Aloe, Hairveda Amala Cream Rinse; RO - varies, Tigi Moisture Maniac, Desert Essence Coconut ; Leave in - Keracare natural textures; Sealant - argan oil
    Trying out new things, still looking.
  • PomegranateCurlPomegranateCurl Posts: 212Registered Users
    Lynaea wrote: »
    I don't use the deva one at all, I found that it caught on my cuticles and any rough skin

    I've never been tempted to try an MF towel bc of this reason. The ones I've used (not for hair) have always snagged any super small rough part of my hands... wouldn't that snag the cuticle?
  • lcl0706lcl0706 Posts: 959Registered Users
    I use flour sack towels and have never tried MF. I would think they'd catch too. Flour sack is cheap & maybe not quite as absorbent but I don't mind using 3 in one styling if I have too.

    Honestly, the best towel I own for my hair is this white cotton burp rag/cloth diaper I got when my 8 yr old was a baby. I only have 1 left, it is smaller than flour sacks but twice as absorbent and not catchy at all. I love this thing & have looked for more just like it but today's cloth diapers aren't the same fabric and I can't find a pack of towels like this anywhere! It's my go to towel, I will scrunch out excess water w it & then plop with a dry flour sack towel & it ends up in every load of laundry.
    :wave: fine, thin, normal/(low?) porosity. Mod-CG. Usually I can't co-wash more than 1x a week, & sometimes I have to use T-Gel in rotation due to scalp issues.

    Co-wash: VO5 Volumizing
    Poo: Giovanni 50:50
    RO:TN, Nexxus Youth Renewal, Alba Coconut
    LI: KCKT
    PT: gelatin PT, ION EC
    Stylers: Giovanni mousse, TIGI Curls Rock amplifier (a-cone), Curls Rock Strong Hold Mousse
    Gels: SCC spray gel

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  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Oh yeah. I bet diapers would work great!
  • misbehavemisbehave Posts: 115Registered Users
    Hey curlies,

    Just realized the Amazon links I previously attached from my stupid "smart"phone weren't working properly. I edited my post and fixed the links (from my computer this time). Had to let y'all know since I know how hard it is for us long/thick headed curlies to find big enough MF towels.

    Sorry about that!

    Also, just a note, the Aquis waffle weave is still a little "catchy" on skin, but seems less so to me than the regular MF.
    CG since 3/1/13
    3B; Low porosity, Coarse, & Extremely Protein Sensitive
    Very high density, waist length

    Co wash: Suave Clarifying or Sun Ripened Strawberry
    RO: Sun Ripened Strawberry, TN, or TN w/ veg glycerin
    Sealer: apricot oil
    Styler: 4 Naturals Spring Back Custard, Pantene Curl Defining Mousse, or BB "Mudd"
    Using a hard water filter, microfiber towel, & silk head scarves & pillowcases

    Avoiding: protein, coconut, & parabens
  • lucyprimroselucyprimrose Posts: 166Registered Users
    I checked the label and my smoother/chamois like one is a Mcnett outgo microfibre or 'micronet' they seem to call it towel.
    UK based wavy :hello2:

    Mostly waves, but curls and straight bits too!
    Fine to medium, high porosity, medium density, very low elasticity
    Highlights damage (growing it out), seems to like protein and need lots of moisture.

    Cleanse - CJDF, trying out low poos ; Co wash- Uk chemist brands, Urtekram Rose or Aloe, Hairveda Amala Cream Rinse; RO - varies, Tigi Moisture Maniac, Desert Essence Coconut ; Leave in - Keracare natural textures; Sealant - argan oil
    Trying out new things, still looking.