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Hair towels in Oz

Miss MasalaMiss Masala Posts: 9Registered Users
Hey there curly girls from Oz!

I'm in the market for a new hair towel and I wondered what you've tried and if you liked the results. I'm currently using one of those microfiber hair turbans which I've been turning sideways so I can plop with it.

I've been reading a lot about "flour sacks" which seem to be absorbent cotton, does anyone know of an Australian equivalent?
The other product I'm thinking of trying is a shammy-like camping towel from Mountain Designs.
Australian curly girl (3A) in her second week of no-poo.

Currently using:
  • Pears moisturising care conditioner
  • Al'chemy leave-in conditioner
  • KY jelly
Also testing out a taft wet-look gel.

Comments

  • twoprincestwoprinces Posts: 29Registered Users
    I'm currently experimenting with one of my DH's old soft cotton long sleeved t-shirts. I was looking at the camping store though, and saw this type of thing:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com.au%2FNEW-LG-BLUE-140x70cm-MICROFIBRE-TOWEL-TRAVEL-sport-pets_W0QQitemZ130262989707QQihZ003QQcategoryZ28065QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262" class="Popup

    (random ebay search - I'm not selling that item or peddling my wares).

    That's probably the type of thing I'll eventually buy. I have one of those microfibre turbans, I've been using it for years.
  • curlywurlygurlycurlywurlygurly Posts: 1,180Registered Users
    I've got a camping microfibre towel (my brother took it over seas with him but didnt use, so I stole it and put it to good use, we got it from a camping store), and one of those microfibre turbin things (I got for $2 at a cheapo store) that I alternate with. I use one wash it, use the other so I don't get product build up on them, :oops: I like things clean hehe.
    2 something Australian :toothy4:

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    pw:aussie

    Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,677Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I've got 3 different ones - all from camping shops I think. One's like the ebay one (and I have a turban made out of the same fabric) but I found it made my hair frizzy, though not as bad as a normal towel, so I don't use it very often, another feels a bit like chamois but is cotton and is ok but a bit too absorbant and "stiff", the other is my favourite, it's very floppy, shiny, man-made material and apart from being on the small side, is really good. I bought it in Mitchells a couple of years ago and have never seen anoher one since, unfortunately.
    I would like to know what the flour-sack thing is too, never quite figured that one out.
    3b in South Australia.
  • DancingSonnDancingSonn Posts: 15Registered Users
    Hi Curlies,

    Today I bought a microfiber towel for $3.95 at the following place:

    www.sahairsupplies.com.au

    Good Luck!

    Cheers
    Sonia
  • curlywurlygurlycurlywurlygurly Posts: 1,180Registered Users
    Starmie wrote: »
    I would like to know what the flour-sack thing is too, never quite figured that one out.

    ok I googled it trying to get a bit more info, dunno how much help they are but here's some links;

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FFlour-Sack-Towel-Oversized-Bleached%2Fdp%2FB0006ACJJE" class="Popup

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FNow-Designs-Floursack-Towel-White%2Fdp%2FB000AQESNY" class="Popup

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dharmatrading.com%2Fproducts%2Ffst.html" class="Popup

    to me they look like tea-towels, but the last link says they are "Absorbent and great for all kinds of household, shop or garage type uses. Since good flour sack towels are hard to find.."
    I still think they are tea towels.. haha, I can't find what they are made of?
    2 something Australian :toothy4:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2Fcurlywurlygurly%2F" class="Popup
    pw:aussie

    Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
  • LL Posts: 21Registered Users
    Oh, I have always wondered about flour sack towels! But now I know that I have seen these before - my grandmother uses them when baking, and sometimes also for embroidery. I think they are made out of lint-free cotton, and are a bit thinner than a standard tea towel. One might be able to buy them from stores like Lincraft and Spotlight...

    Hmm, needs further investigating! :study:
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,677Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    It's hard to tell what they actually look like isn't it? It's probably something really common that just has another name here!
    My sons have Amazon vouchers they're having difficulty using because of postage costs, maybe I'll give them the money and I'll use the vouchers and get some!
    3b in South Australia.
  • curlywurlygurlycurlywurlygurly Posts: 1,180Registered Users
    I've just asked in another thread what the floursack towels are.. because someone was talking about them.. and I'm still rather confused.
    2 something Australian :toothy4:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2Fcurlywurlygurly%2F" class="Popup
    pw:aussie

    Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
  • AlannahAngelAlannahAngel Posts: 529Registered Users
    Hi, sorry to recover this thread from under the dust but I've made a thread recently about the micro fibre towel I found in Coles. It's really great and it was only about $6.95 I think. I found it in the section where you find nail brushes and face/hand towels in the shampoo/beauty product section. Loving it so far so good
    ~ BIG *sexy* CURLS ~
    ~~~
    Conditioner/Co-wash/Leave-in: Garnier Fructis Nutri Repair/Organic Instinct
    Styler: Garnier Fructis 24-H
    ~~~


  • BetskiBetski Posts: 1Registered Users
    Flour sack towels are called Muslin in Australia. I know you use it to wrap babies so try looking in baby stores and department.
  • curlywurlygurlycurlywurlygurly Posts: 1,180Registered Users
    thank-you betski, i"ll have to look into it.
    2 something Australian :toothy4:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2Fcurlywurlygurly%2F" class="Popup
    pw:aussie

    Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.