- I have a lot of hair, and it usually takes five to six hours to air dry completely.
- Rather than aggressively dry it with a bath towel, risking hair breakage and frizziness, I wrap it up in the Volo Hero Hair Towel ($39).
- It's a large towel that absorbs 10 times its weight in water and cuts my hair-drying time in half. Because it's made from soft and plush microfiber, it doesn't damage my hair.
As my hairstylist likes to remind me with an astonished voice every time she grabs a handful of my hair, I have a lot of hair. I know it, she knows it, and my poor roommate who has to deal with blocked shower drains and a floor perpetually covered in a layer of long brown hair knows it.
It takes about five to six hours for my hair to completely air dry after a shower, and I would often go to bed with still-damp hair. A $39 towel that I've been using for the last six months has cut that time in half.
Volo Beauty's Hero Hair Towel will seriously be the hero of your post-shower routine if you have thick hair. The towel is made from soft microfiber that's gentle on your hair but is also very absorbent — it absorbs 10 times its weight in water.
The towel is a large rectangle measuring 39.4 inches x 23.5 inches, which is a generous size that should accommodate most head sizes and hair lengths. Wrap your hair into it, twist it, and tuck the end into the stretchy loop in the back.
It holds my hair securely, even if I shake my head around or bend over. I often put my hair up, then do other tasks such as brush my teeth or make a meal, so it's important that my hair doesn't get in the way.
I don't usually leave my hair in the towel for too long — maybe half an hour, maximum — but even this short amount of time has made a significant difference in drying time. When I take my hair out of the Volo towel, it feels like it had been out in the air drying for three hours already.
Since the towel is so soft and plush, my hair doesn't come out frizzy. Traditional bath towels can be too rough, tugging at and breaking your hair and ruining all the hard work your conditioner just put in during your shower. The Volo towel, on the other hand, absorbs water and dries my hair efficiently without damaging it.
All this means I spend less time drying my hair and my hair is less damaged. The payoff of making it to bed or to an event with smooth, dry hair every time is well worth the $39 upfront cost.