Are Turkish towels actually absorbent? That is a question we get a lot and the answer is a resounding YES! Turkish towels have quickly become a popular choice for people looking for a high-quality towel. But what makes Turkish towels so special? Why are they considered to be more absorbent than standard terry cloth towels? In this blog post, we will explore all these questions and more!
Turkish towels are a luxury that many people don't even know exist! They're not the thick, fluffy towel that you may be used to, in fact, they're so thin and lightweight that some people will wonder if they're actually absorbent at all. But what these towels lack in thickness and weight, they make up for with their ability to soak up water like nobody's business. They take some getting used to, but many people say that they prefer Turkish towels to standard ones after trying them.
Turkish towels are made of 100% Turkish cotton, which is a type of long-fiber cotton. The length of the fibers makes the fabric more durable and also absorbent. The cotton strands are thin and tightly woven together, making the towel absorbent, lightweight and quick to dry. Turkish towels are very THIN, often just slightly thicker than a bed sheet. Don't be fooled by their appearance! The drying power of these towels are powerful.
Turkish towels are great after a shower or bath and will dry you off quickly. They also make a great beach or pool accessory… standing out from the crowd while absorbing water and airing out quickly so you're not lugging wet towels home with you.
Standard terry cloth towels on the other hand are made from short cotton fibers. While this makes them fluffy and soft, it also makes them less durable and absorbent. Towels made from this short haired cotton often does not last as long as Turkish towels, does not dry as quickly and absorbs odors. They can be heavy to carry and bulk to store.
While many people fall in love with Turkish towels immediately, other people miss the plush feeling of terry cloth. While we absolutely love thin peshtemals, InfuseZen has you covered! All of our towels are made from 100% Turkish cotton so you can experience incredible drying power with the towel thickness you prefer.