Hello Everyone and to all haircare fanatics out there! I have this crazy obsession with Aquis hair products lately, especially their Hair Towels and Hair Turbans. For a long long time, I’ve always thought that their products are just a fad, I mean who could ever wonder that such basic looking hair towels can actually hasten the drying time of your hair? For someone like me who uses body towels to also dry my hair, what else could be out there apart from blow dryers and probably paper towels to catch those extra drips from the hair? LOL.
I have a very long hair that takes quite a bit of challenge to manage, especially with the drying time. I hate using bath towels because they’re too heavy on my head and they really take a long time to dry my hair. It probably takes around 15 to 20 minutes to dry my hair completely with a blow dryer powered to the max strength available, which is not only time-consuming but it’s also tiring for my arms. Most of the time, I just give up and leave my hair damp, or just air dry it. That is until I decided to take matters into my own hands and tried the Aquis hair towel and turban.
I first purchased the Aquis Original Hair Towel for long hair in soft pink on Amazon for $24.99. It is about 19×44 inches long and it has a soft microfiber feel that is kinda static and lightweight at the same time. It is long enough for my hair length and it does a very good job at absorbing water off my hair. It takes about 20 minutes for it to wick the water off my hair without any drippings noticed afterward, and it cuts off my blow drying time to about 10 minutes. For me, that’s a huge help, and on top of that, it’s so light on my head compared to using the heavy bath towels which tends to shift and fall off easily, apart from being not so absorbent at all
I was curious about the Aquis hair towels and turbans at Sephora and Ulta, which I heard are quite different from the affordable ones you’d find on Amazon, so I decided to try their Waffle Luxe Hair Turban in white for $40. The waffle ones are meant for thick and porous hairs, and I do have some thick strands even though my hair is flat and somewhat fine in texture. I find the waffle types to be slightly softer and not that static and it really does drink up the excess water off my hair by a good 15 minutes, so it’s a much better improvement from the Aquis towel in my opinion, although I can only speak for the Original Aquis hair towels found at Amazon, but from the looks of it, the ones from Sephora are really not that different anyway, at least texture-wise.
In the future, I’d probably buy more of the Aquis Hair Turbans rather than the Hair Towels because I find that the Turbans are much easier and more stable to use since I don’t need to tuck the tip of the hair towel underneath it close to my nape. The turbans have a button for easy anchoring and they work well for longer hair. I also think that the Waffle ones cut off drying time a bit better than the Original or Lisse Luxe type which are meant for fine strands, and you don’t even need to keep it that long on the hair. Probably you can take it off once it feels soaked and damp and you’re good to blow dry or air dry your hair. Letting it on the hair for longer periods can actually make the hair too dry and frizzy, but if you follow the instructions properly, then you’ll have smooth, friction-free and healthy-looking hair at any lengths.
The Aquis Lisse Luxe/Waffle Luxe Hair Towels and Turbans are currently available at Ulta, Sephora, Anthropologie, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, Dermstore, Revolve, Neiman Marcus, Selfridges, and Violet Grey
While the Aquis Original Hair Turbans and Towels can be found at Amazon or Target