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Old 02-02-2009, 11:31 AM   #1
 
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Default I need help finding a good microfiber towel

I thought I had finally found a larger microfiber towel at Target last night, but it is still too small to plop with it.

Does anyone know if a good place that you can buy them other than online? I live in a medium city, so we probably have most stores.

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Old 02-03-2009, 12:27 PM   #2
 
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I thought I had finally found a larger microfiber towel at Target last night, but it is still too small to plop with it.

Does anyone know if a good place that you can buy them other than online? I live in a medium city, so we probably have most stores.

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Old 02-03-2009, 07:34 PM   #3
 
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Default plopping towel

No idea where to find one in stores, but I splurged and bought the curl-ease towel on curlmart a few months ago and it was worth every penny...
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Old 02-03-2009, 10:51 PM   #4
 
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I had read that microfiber towels are too rough for the cuticle so I layer a flour sack and a microfiber towel and scrunch. This way I get the smoothness of the flour sack touching my hair and the absorbent qualities of the microfiber underneath that to get rid of all that water.

This is from the livecurlylivefree site which has an amazing wealth of information:
regular towels, such as terrycloth or microfiber, are too heavy to be used on curly hair. They can cause friction, which will ruffle the cuticle and cause frizz
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Old 02-06-2009, 12:09 PM   #5
 
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If it helps, I've been getting great results by plopping with a long-sleeved tee shirt.
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:10 PM   #6
 
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No idea where to find one in stores, but I splurged and bought the curl-ease towel on curlmart a few months ago and it was worth every penny...
I agree. I tried the Acquis MF towel. It is one of the bigger MF towels, but it made my hair frizzy if I left it on too long.... Unfortunately, the difference of a minute could mean a frizzy mess.

I bought some thin MF handtowels at one of the super store/grocery stores. If my hair is really drippy, I scrunch once with the MF towel, just so that it isn't dripping. I then use the Curlease towel to plop. The Curlease towel is huge and I have no problem with frizz since I started plopping with it. It is well worth the investment.

If you still want a large MF towel, you can try Walmart. In the automotive section, they have large MF towels where they keep their products for cleaning the cars. I looked at them myself, before I broke down and bought a Curlease one ... they are nice and big, but are really thick.

Just in case you're thinking of ordering a Curlease towel. Curlmart is offering 15% off products with the promo code CurlyNikki09 for the month of February ... and if you live in the U.S., it is $7 flat rate shipping.

If you live in Canada, you can get the Curlease towels from www.honeyfig.com. At least you can pay Canadian dollar and shipping from this site. The customer service is really good too.

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Old 02-06-2009, 09:59 PM   #7
 
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I found mine at Target. I looked in the bath, kitchen and cosmetic sections with no luck.

Guess where I finally found a microfiber towel large enough to plop...In the pet section! They sell microfiber towels for dogs. I think I bought the "extra large" size.

Mine works wonderfully.

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I use towels I make from t-shirt material I buy at the fabric store. That way they are cheap and the right size. My Deva Stylist taught me that trick.
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I think the Curlease towel is definitely worth the money for plopping. They're nice and big and smooth so no frizz. I really also like the Curls Like Us cloths for scrunching but you have to get those on-line, but again, I think it's worth it. I know a lot of the curlies here really like the flour sack towels that you can buy locally - I'm not sure where they got them -- WalMart, Target??
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I got my Curlease at Bed Bath & Beyond.
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Don't laugh: I've stolen the MF towel I originally bought for my dogs! It's the perfect size for them--and me! Now it belongs to me...
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Old 02-14-2009, 01:20 PM   #12
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Try Ulta or Sephora, if there is one near you. I found mine there a few years ago..
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:24 PM   #13
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Try Ulta or Sephora, if there is one near you. I found mine there a few years ago..
I also saw some at Bed, Bath & Beyond the other day for less than $20....
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Old 02-20-2009, 03:01 PM   #14
 
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I have had best results with the flour sack towels. Found them at meijer by the kitchen towels 5 for 4.99. There 30x30 which is the perfect size.
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I have two different microfiber towels, one from CurlMart (IDK if they even still have them - I ordered a few years ago) and one from Bed, Bath and Beyond, but I much prefer a Curlease, floursack or other cotton dish towel, or a cotton t-shirt, preferably long sleeve.

I seldom even use the microfiber towels any more. I do scrunch sometimes with these small handtowel-size ones that I got in a 6-pack at Walgreen's, but a cotton dish towel, t-shirt, or even old cotton panties works just as well, if not better.
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