The Turbie Twist is a thin, terrycloth towel you wrap around your head after you shower. If you've ever tried the same trick with a bath towel, you know it doesn't work very well. But thanks to this towel's curved shape and a little elastic loop at the top, it stays put with no bulk.
Guess what: it's great for little girls (and boys) with long hair. My daughter has long, curly hair that tangles easily. Used to be, after I got her out of the bath, I'd rub her hair with a towel to blot the excess water. The resulting tangles were terrible. It's also hard to dry a wet kid who's got wet hair streaming down her back.
Now, I wrap my daughter's head with a Turbie Twist straight out of the bath. While I'm helping her dry her body, her hair basically towel-dries itself. After she's dry and in her bathrobe, I unwrap her hair, spray on some detangler, and brush. (I use this Wet Brush…much less painful than a wide-toothed comb.) The process goes faster, is more comfortable, and the Turbie Twist dries overnight. Lightens my towel laundry load, too.
For the record, I did NOT buy my Turbie Twist from an infomercial! Our local store had them on sale for about $3 each. I would think you could find them at any bed-and-bath superstore, and they're also at Amazon.
For you crafty sew-people out there, here's a pattern for a homemade towel wrap at Skip to My Lou. (I could have guessed Cindy would have figured this out.)
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