Curlease vs. store-bought microfiber?

Hi there! I'm pretty sick of having to wait for 3-ish hours for my hair to dry, and I just read in another thread that a Curlease towel can greatly minimize drying time. I've heard similar things about, say, Target- or Sally-bought microfiber towels, and I was wondering if anyone has compared the two? I'm all for the lower cost and local availability of a drugstore alternative to the Curlease, so long as the results are the same. So, will any microfiber towel work, or should I splurge on a Curlease?
Hair type: 3a, medium porosity (??), medium texture
Final sulfate wash: April 14, 2009
Co-wash: Suave Pomegranate
Conditioner: GVPCB, AOHR, Garnier Triple Nutrition
Products: Experimenting with KCKT and KCCC

My hair loves:
Olive oil
LVPNG
...still trying to figure out what else!

My hair hates:
ACV
Biotera Curl Creme (?)
A-cone
Microfiber towel didn't work so well for me, it doesn't hurt to check out the flour sack towel thread....
Type: 3b-healthy hair*medium texture* normal porosity?
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Conditioner: Coconut Sublime, Giovanni 50:50, CJ CASD
Leave-In: CJ Beauticurls
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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
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Microfiber towel didn't work so well for me, it doesn't hurt to check out the flour sack towel thread....
Originally Posted by mamacita1603
Oh, I'd forgotten about those! Thank you very much for mentioning them! =D
Hair type: 3a, medium porosity (??), medium texture
Final sulfate wash: April 14, 2009
Co-wash: Suave Pomegranate
Conditioner: GVPCB, AOHR, Garnier Triple Nutrition
Products: Experimenting with KCKT and KCCC

My hair loves:
Olive oil
LVPNG
...still trying to figure out what else!

My hair hates:
ACV
Biotera Curl Creme (?)
A-cone
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I have luck with a plain white undershirt(my hubby's old ones). The old ones seems to absorb the best.
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Crazy-picky hair; likes some oils and proteins, but not others, can tolerate some glycerin.

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Gel: Herbal Essences Set Me Up/Aussie Tizz No Frizz
Hi there! I'm pretty sick of having to wait for 3-ish hours for my hair to dry, and I just read in another thread that a Curlease towel can greatly minimize drying time. I've heard similar things about, say, Target- or Sally-bought microfiber towels, and I was wondering if anyone has compared the two? I'm all for the lower cost and local availability of a drugstore alternative to the Curlease, so long as the results are the same. So, will any microfiber towel work, or should I splurge on a Curlease?
Originally Posted by Gills
I've used both. My microfiber towel does a better job of removing excess water than my curlease towel. I can say pre CG my curlease towel was a better frizz control than the microfiber one. Now my microfiber one is better.
Anne
So far a t-shirt has worked best for me. Try a couple different fabric blends to see what works best, lol.
Cuts my drying time in half.
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Condish: Deva One C, GiovanniTTTT, GVP Balm
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Want to try: CJ Gellie, Hand Dry Hair Glove, BRHG
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I much prefer flour sack towels, t-shirts, or Curlease over micro-fiber - they just make me frizzy and mess up my definition and clumping. This goes for using them for blotting, scrunching or plopping.

I have three different brands of micro-fibers and definitely wouldn't re-purchase any of them.

If you particularly want a Curlease, for local purchase, Bed, Bath & Beyond and Ulta usually have them near me.
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Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, YTCarrots or Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite, KCCC, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

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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Curlease, to me, is more comparable to a flour sack. No way is it microfiber, it's like apples and oranges.

If you're looking for something t-shirt like, the Curls Like Us towels are made of similar fabric.

I haven't tried microfiber because I've heard not-so-great things about it. I LOVE my Curlease towel, it's great for plopping. I usually plop 1-2 hours and it will dry my hair significantly during that time. If I need to scrunch out extra moisture, then I use a Curls Like Us towel. I used to use an old t-shirt but my hair would soak through that SO fast. The CLU towel is a lot more substantial.

Stacy
3a/some b, med/high porosity, med texture

My current HGs:
Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut, VO5 Strawberries & Cream
Conditioner: Darcy Botanicals pumpkin, LVPNG, Deva OneC
Leave-in: KCKT, Deva B'Leave In
Cremes: CIAB, pink Boots, Komaza coconut, FSG, CJ CCCC
Gels: BRHG, AO B5, LALSG
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I buy large mf towels in the auto department of target or walmart for about 6-7 bucks and they work great. Ive been using about 3 years now. The trick is to only keep your hair in them for not more than 10 minutes, then air dry the rest of the way or use a blowdryer, whatever your routine is. The xlarge size towel that comes in a single package is the best size.
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I have luck with a plain white undershirt(my hubby's old ones). The old ones seems to absorb the best.
Originally Posted by marinacurlz
Me too. You know they are REALLY good because I ask my EX for them!

They're the best when they are washed multiple times and pretty threadbare!
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I much prefer flour sack towels, t-shirts, or Curlease over micro-fiber - they just make me frizzy and mess up my definition and clumping. This goes for using them for blotting, scrunching or plopping.

I have three different brands of micro-fibers and definitely wouldn't re-purchase any of them.

If you particularly want a Curlease, for local purchase, Bed, Bath & Beyond and Ulta usually have them near me.
Originally Posted by auntnett
ITA. I have 2 curlease towels - one is just starting to wear alot. I just picked up some of the flour sack towels at Target-4 of them for $9 I think. They work well too. Before I bought the curlease I did use an old tshirt. The micro-fibers seem to 'catch' my hair. Not good. I have seen the curlease in some BB&B but not in others so it can be hit or miss but that is where I got my 2nd one.
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I buy large mf towels in the auto department of target or walmart for about 6-7 bucks and they work great. Ive been using about 3 years now. The trick is to only keep your hair in them for not more than 10 minutes, then air dry the rest of the way or use a blowdryer, whatever your routine is. The xlarge size towel that comes in a single package is the best size.
Originally Posted by curl goddess
This is what I use too. I have a small one and an X-large one. My small one I keep handy just for blotting, and I use the large one for a very short duration plop. Works great, and I get no frizz. Best of all, the microfiber doesn't seem to soak all of the product out of my hair.
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