The 9 Best Hair Towels on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Sophia Loren, hair-towel pioneer. Photo: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ‘em) products and single out the most convincing. Here, the best hair towels and turbans on Amazon — we’ve also picked out our favorite hair straighteners, shampoos, and bath towels — according to the people. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best Microfiber Hair Towel

4.6 stars, 1,560 reviews

“This is the best hair product I own. I really just needed a reasonably priced, quick-drying towel, sized for wrapping my hair after the shower. This is all of that, plus my hair dries in HALF THE TIME and it’s less frizzy. My hair looks and feels better than it has in years, and this is just after about a week. I can’t wait to see how it looks in a month.”

Best Microfiber Hair Turban

4.4 stars, 397 reviews

“I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!! I’ve been using it for the past five years. This brand is the best. I’m finally getting a new one not because it doesn’t work anymore, but I probably should after five years, ya know? I have thick hair, and it takes forever to dry if I don’t have this. I put it on right after I get out of the shower, and then do my makeup. I get my makeup all over it, but it washes out when I put it in the washing machine. I can dry my long, thick hair in less than ten minutes!!! Miracle!!”

Best Delicate Hair Towel

4.6 stars, 1,043 reviews

“I was skeptical about this hair towel, but decided to give it a try. I have very thin hair, shoulder length, and even though it is thin, it takes a long time to dry. Regular towels are awkward and don’t stay on my head. The Aquis hair towel stayed nicely in place while I was drying and putting on lotion. I removed the towel once to comb my hair, and the hair did not have excess water in it. Then I put the towel back on for another two to three minutes. What a difference! My hair was at least halfway dry and very soft. I didn’t have to make any friction to dry it more. I was very impressed and will recommend to my friends!”

Best Bamboo Hair Towel

4.6 stars, 320 reviews

“This hair towel is lightweight and moderately absorbent for my short, thick, curly hair. Regular bath towels are more absorbent but also large, heavy, and slip off my head. The hair towel dried moderately quickly. It’s easy to poke the end of the towel into the elastic loop in the back, which holds the towel securely. The light-purple color is pretty. The bamboo fabric is soft and has maintained its softness through multiple uses and one time in the washing machine and dryer. I intend to take the hair towel with me traveling, since it’s so lightweight and efficient.”

Best Waffle-Weave Hair Towel

4.8 stars, 206 reviews

“I own several of this towel. I especially like this one as its texture is slightly different from those I purchased at Bed Bath & Beyond. It quickly dries my hair to a level where I can begin to blow-dry it. I take it along when I travel, since it is slightly longer than the hotel-supplied hand towels and will stay wrapped around my head without needing to be constantly readjusted. I am very satisfied with my purchase and definitely recommend this product.”

Best Antimicrobial Gym Hair Towel

4.6 stars, 322 reviews

“It takes some time getting used to patting instead of rubbing, like I do with my regular fluffy towel, but I have to say that this microfiber towel feels like it gets me drier. It is definitely compact, and even though I’m a large woman, it wraps all the way around me and covers all of the important parts. I live on an island and scuba dive regularly, so I have one of these in the back of my car just in case I forget a towel, or if I spontaneously decide to go to the beach. I took this on my trip to China because it doesn’t take up room or weight in the suitcase, and it dries super quickly and doesn’t get musty if you pack it damp, so I can shower before I go to the airport without worrying. All in all, a very good towel if you travel or spend a lot of time in or around water.”

Best Cap-Style Hair Towel

4.3 stars, 194 reviews

“I’ve been using this item for about two years now. It does speed up the dry time a little, but the reason I love it is that I don’t have some giant towel on my head (that keeps toppling off) while I’m putting on makeup, getting dressed, etc. Also, this thing is great for vacation. You know how they only give you three towels when you go to a hotel? AND they are usually smaller than the ones you use at home? Well, I bring my turban with me, and I don’t have to have my husband call the front desk for more towels. It’s also great for keeping your dry hair up and out of the tub when taking a bath.”

Best Cotton Hair Towel

4.3 stars, 175 reviews

“My hair thanks me every time I use this! Before purchasing the T-shirt towel, I was drying my hair with a regular cotton towel. Afterward, my hair would be frizzy and full of split ends. Not anymore! This product allows me to dry my hair safely without the fear of damaging my tresses. The nifty elastic clasp on the bottom of the towel lets me securely put my hair up and out of my face after showering, giving me the freedom to move about without dripping water everywhere. I honestly think every girl should be drying her hair with this!”

Best As-Seen-on-TV Hair Towel

4.6 stars, 1,005 reviews

“I love these so much! It’s all I can do to not buy 20 of these!! They wrap so easily, and I love the rubber-band part that the towel tucks into once wrapped. It absorbs water from my hair so well and very quickly, and once hung up after a shower, it dries quickly so that it is ready for use the next day. Love these and have bought them as gifts for all my family members!!”

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The 9 Best Hair Towels on Amazon, According to Reviewers