Flour sack towels...are they worth it?

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Are they? I'm thinking about purchasing a few.

Also, how are your supposed to use them? I've heard that they're good for scrunching hair...so it really does decrease drying time?
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I use these to plop with and like them. I have tried microfiber towels and t-shirts with no so great results but haven't used any of the pricier hair towels some other curlies use. But these are cheap and if they don't work out you can always use them for something around the house!
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I use flour sack cloths and this link explains how I use them:

Plopping the Live Curly Live Free Way

Hope that helps!
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My flour sack towels are 30x30 so I fold them in half and scrunch out the excess water. I do find I have to use 2 the first ones gets out most of the water.

I wouldnt be a loss even if you dont like them for hair. They are great for cleaning as well. I got mine $5 for 5 towels. I keep 10 for my hair alone. They work great on windows.
Considering a pack of 5-6 is about $3.99 at Wal-Mart and such places, what do you have to lose?
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could someone post a photo of the flour sack towels? I'm not sure we can get these in Canada?
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I've never seen a photo, but they're just flat weave muslin-like cotton dish towels, usually 30x30, similar to cloth diapers except a little tighter woven and even less fuzz/lint. They're made of the same fabric that old style flour sacks were made of, thus the name.

Until the past 15-20 years or so, you could still buy the cloth sacks of flour here in the South, always on the bottom shelf at the grocery store. The sacks themselves, 25 lbs, I believe, were of this fabric, and then they had a small terrycloth dish towel sewn onto the top opening as a bonus.

My grandma bought her flour in bulk like this all her life. She saved them and made clothing from them during and after the Depression, and in later years she made sheets and pillowcases - you never felt anything so uncomfortable with all the seams, LOL! That woman never wasted anything.
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HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

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could someone post a photo of the flour sack towels? I'm not sure we can get these in Canada?
Originally Posted by Frizzly
Sorry I don't have a photo. I was able to find these at Superstore and The Bay (in Canada). They are labeled as "Flour Sack" towels. HTH
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Most of my clients have seen a noticeable difference by using flour sack towels. They are great (and cheap!), and I have yet to find something for the price that is as good at absorbing moisture.
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Does fabric softner "liquid & sheets" ruin them, like microfiber...which i never knew this!
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I've never had an issue with my personal flour sack towels, although I typically avoid using fabric softener and/or dryer sheets on the ones I use in the salon...I never know who is allergic to what!
- Tiffany
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Sulfate- and non-water soluble silicone-free since 04/22/2002
3B, brunette: medium texture, low porosity, high density

Most of my clients have seen a noticeable difference by using flour sack towels. They are great (and cheap!), and I have yet to find something for the price that is as good at absorbing moisture.
Originally Posted by StruttsWife
I just want to thank you for sharing and posting clear instruction on the use of these. I bought them today and they are washed and ready for the a.m. I tried a practice run and despite my DH snickering as he walked by, I think they'll work quite well. Can't wait to see the result.
3B, fine, low/normal porosity
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LI-GDLI, Abba PGC, CJRehab, CF,SG & BCLI, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin
Styler-FSG, Re:coil, CJCCCC lite & CIAB, Komaza CCP & CS, DB, BRHG, Joiwhip/gel, Ecostyler, Boots, SS, Gel-les'c, DMMCG, KCSS
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Im just trying to elimate another load of laundry, i use fabric softner on my clothes, bedding, everything. Somone said it ruined their microfiber one, i have one too and been used "fs" on for three + years. I really want to try this method, but don't want the hassel of a extra load to wash.
Type: 3b-healthy hair*medium texture* normal porosity?
Shampoo: SC Optimum, Luster's Pink,Curliscious Cleansing Cream
Conditioner: Coconut Sublime, Giovanni 50:50, CJ CASD
Leave-In: CJ Beauticurls
DT: Silicon Mix
Styling: Eco Styler, KCCC/KCKT, BRHG, AOMM

Holy Grail: Flour Sacking*modified method* AOMM, ECO Styler-Krystal
Expiermenting with: Whatever i can get my hands on
Hair Hates: Vegetable glycerin/waxes
*Always going to be a Pj until i find all my HG's
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Is everyone sewing these together to make a larger towel or are you using them as they come? I cannot see how I would get one of these on my head unless I sewed them together.
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The 30x30 towels are plenty big enough to even plop with.

Fabric softner hasnt bothered mine and there more than a year old.

Last edited by crazywaves; 09-17-2009 at 08:02 AM. Reason: spelling error
The 30x30 towels are plenty big enough to even plop with.

Fabric softner has bothered mine and there more than a year old.
Originally Posted by crazywaves
I cannot see me being able to plop with that size but I am plop challenged. I can plop with my curlease but that is huge but it does not fold into the triangle that struttswife refers to in her plopping thread. Oh well...not that important.
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I've never had an issue with my personal flour sack towels, although I typically avoid using fabric softener and/or dryer sheets on the ones I use in the salon...I never know who is allergic to what!
Originally Posted by StruttsWife
Fabric softener reduces the absorbency of cotton terrycloth towels, so I can't imagine it wouldn't also reduce the absorbency of the flour sack towels.

Mamacita - You could avoid doing another load by washing the flour sack towels in with your regular bath towels and skip the fabric softener for that load. Admittedly, the bath towels aren't as soft without the fabric softener, but for me it's worth it to have them absorb better. I've seen terrycloth towels that had so much fabric softener buildup in them that I felt like I was trying to dry off with a sheet of plastic wrap!
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I tend to use dryer sheets more than fabric softener. Perhaps they don't have the same effect as liquid softener does.
- Tiffany
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Sulfate- and non-water soluble silicone-free since 04/22/2002
3B, brunette: medium texture, low porosity, high density

There really isnt much as far as absorbency to these towels anyway. If your using them on soaking wet hair you will need 2. The main reason I use them is they dont disturb the clumps and cause frizz.

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