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Why Are Turkish Towels So Absorbent?

Many customers often ask before purchasing a Turkish towel, are Turkish towels so absorbent?

Let us tell you a secret about Turkish towels!

Yes, they are. Made from high-quality recycled cotton, Turkish towels rank among the best in absorbency, this makes them the perfect choice for swimming or bathing. Recycled cotton not only enhances their softness, making them gentler than towels made from other materials but also increases their absorbency with each wash. 

On top of that, being completely natural, Turkish towels are safe for both the environment and people. Recycled cotton's ability to compress without losing its benefits allows for the availability of both thin and thick absorbent towels.

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The most appealing aspect of Turkish towels is that their absorbency improves over time. If they are made from 100% high-quality recycled cotton, they get softer and more absorbent with every wash. This might lead some to think these towels are treated with chemicals, but it’s actually the purity of the recycled cotton that provides these qualities. 

Only towels made from recycled cotton or 100% high-quality cotton can get softer and more absorbent after each wash, while those partially made from cotton tend to stiffen after a few washes. Many manufacturers recommend washing Turkish towels before and after use to keep them softer, more absorbent, and cleaner.

Washing Turkish towels frequently might seem problematic due to concerns about drying and fabric wear, but this isn't an issue with genuine recycled cotton Turkish towels, they dry quickly and can be hung to dry without needing a dryer.

Do Turkish Towels Get More Absorbent When You Wash Them?

A young woman prepares a washing machine, adding eco-friendly detergent and softener, before washing her absorbent Turkish towel

Yes, Turkish towels become more absorbent if they are 100% cotton or recycled cotton. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when washing them. Although Turkish towels are machine washable, they should not be washed in every setting. To prevent damage, use the cotton-friendly cycle on your machine. If using a dryer, select the low-heat setting. Avoid chemical products like fabric softeners and bleach, as they can deteriorate the fabric and reduce the towels' absorbency.

It’s Not Just a Towel

A happy dad and his two children enjoy a relaxing picnic on a colorful Turkish towel blanket by Shaka Love

Turkish towels are incredibly versatile! They're so soft and light, you can use them for all sorts of things. Wrap one around your neck like a scarf, use it as a cozy blanket, or even tie it around your waist as a stylish sarong.

And don't be surprised if you find yourself using it at the beach, too! Even though it's perfect for drying off after a swim, the sand easily falls off, so you can bring it straight into your bathroom without worrying about getting sand everywhere.

Because they dry so quickly, you'll never have to worry about smelly, bacteria-filled towels again! This makes them much healthier and cleaner than regular towels.

Your Most Frequently Asked Questions Answered

Q. Do you really use Turkish towels in your bathroom?

A. Absolutely! They're actually better than regular towels and they look much nicer. Why wouldn't I use them in my bathroom? I even have matching hand towels for my kitchen and guest bathroom.

Q. What do you love most about Turkish towels?

A. Besides everything else we mentioned, I can't get over how convenient they are! They pack down so much smaller than other towels, making them perfect for travel. Shaka Love Turkish towels, for example, are lightweight and compact, offering generous coverage at 72"x36" while taking up only a quarter of the space of traditional bulky towels. Whether I'm flying to a faraway country or just walking to the pool, I always have a couple of Turkish towels in my bag.

Q. What else can you do with them?

A. You'll be surprised at how many uses Turkish towels have! Our last blog explored 9 different ways to use them (Make sure to check it out here), but there are definitely even more. 

For example, you can use them as a chair pad at games, a seat cover in your car, or even a wall tapestry! If you're interested in seeing more blog posts like that, just let us know and we'd be happy to write more about the endless possibilities of Turkish towels.

Q. How Thick Should My Towel Be?

A. That's a great question! We get asked that a lot. The thickness of your Turkish towel depends on what you're looking for in terms of absorbency. Thicker towels tend to be more absorbent and last longer, but they can also cost more.

If you're trying to decide whether a thicker towel is worth the investment, think about how often you'll use it and where you'll be storing it. If you have dry skin, a thicker towel might be a good choice. It can help reduce the drying effects of your bath products, especially if they contain ingredients like alcohol or menthol that can irritate sensitive skin.

Q. Your towels seem a bit pricier than other options on the market. What sets them apart?

A. You're right, our towels are a bit pricier than some on the market, but we believe that quality comes at a price, and our commitment to sustainability and ethical practices makes a difference.

At Shaka Love, we're not part of the fast-fashion culture. Our towels are 100% eco-friendly, sustainable and ethically made. We also use a lightweight Turkish weave to create towels that are larger than the average towel (72”x36”) with less volume.

But beyond the quality, we also believe in giving back. For every towel purchased, we donate 10% of our profits to provide clean drinking water to communities in need! We also provide jobs to women in rural areas of Turkey. So when you choose our towel, you're not just getting a luxurious product, you're also supporting a brand that's committed to making a positive impact on the world. It's a towel with PURPOSE.

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