AQUIS fast dry towels for curly hair

Aquis fast drying towel review

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Fast drying hair – there’s a wish I’ve had every time I’ve washed my hair and come out of the shower. One of the most frustrating things is waiting for my hair to dry once I’ve washed it. And I know I’m not alone. No one likes to wait two or three hours for their hair to dry.

But guess what? I no longer need to. I’ve found a special towel that dries my hair in half the time than a regular towel. At the same time that towel has improved my curl pattern and my hair quality – as impossible as it sounds.

Aquis fast-drying towels for curly, wavy & all hair types

I’m so excited about this collaboration, because these towels have actually improved my every day life and my curls. Since I have naturally wavy hair, I’m all about keeping it healthy and I don’t like to dry it with heat that often. Drying my hair with these special towels from Aquis is a gentle way to speed up the drying process.

Plopping my hair with the Aquis turban has improved my curl definition – the turban helps the curls to set into tighter waves and curls. Once my hair is mostly dry, it’s easy to add all the styling products and make the most out of my waves and curls.

How do Aquis towels work? What makes them special?

Aquis towels are made from special Aquitex fabric, which cuts down the drying time by 50 %. We all know that wet hair is easily damaged or stretched, so getting it quickly dry without friction is a good thing. I have my natural hair color, but if you dye your hair, Aquis towels also help to keep your hair color vibrant.

The fabric feels high quality and soft. A regular towel fabric makes my hair frizzy, whereas with these I feel like my hair becomes shinier.

Aquis towels help with curl definition and shape, since the problem with curly hair is getting the hair to dry in the right shape. Aquis hair turbans are perfect for plopping! I love to first scrunch out the water with Aquis towel and after that I plop my hair. I keep the turban on for 30-60 minutes. After that my hair is mostly dry and it’s convenient to either diffuse it to totally dry or let it air dry.

You’ll find a discount code for these products at the end of this post.

Aquis Towel for long hair, Lisse Luxe
Aquis Hair Turban, Lisse Luxe

How to: Plopping curly or wavy hair with Aquis fast-drying turban

Plopping is a great way to get your natural curls or waves to really show up. It’s all about letting your hair dry so that the curl definition or pattern is not ruined. You are basically tying your hair up upside down to create volume and definition.

  1. Place the turban on an even surface, a table or a sofa for example. Open it so that your hair can fall into it.
  2.  Your head upside down, place your hair in the turban. Pile your hair so that when you tie the turban together your hair is right above your head in a nice pile. Don’t tie the towel around your hair, so that the curls don’t get stretched (unless you want that).
  3. Let the towel absorb the water and remove the turban. After that either diffuse or let air dry. Voilà!

You can also use the towel to create a turban, but for curly haired beauties, I recommend using the actual turban. The towel is awesome for all the hair types though, and if you’re not looking for curls, it dries the hair even faster since you can tie your hair in it (like you would do with a normal towel). But as I said, I feel like I get the best results once I first scrunch out the majority of the water, before putting the turban on.

All in all, I’m so pleased with these towels and my results! There’s no going back to regular ones. I feel like now I actually look forward to washing my hair and the whole curly hair routine.

And since I’m talking about Aquis towels, I have to mention another product I’ve been using from them for several years now. I have their head band, which I use every morning when I wash my face. It keeps my hair dry and hair out of my face. It’s great quality as well and has lasted well in my every day use.

aquis hair towels turbans review

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How I managed to grow out my natural hair color

natural dark blonde hair

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Some things feel so out of reach, it almost feels pointless to pursue them. Such as, growing out your natural hair color.  I know, deep. I have had so many times where I’ve thought about it. And so many times where I have just given up. Or made a compromise of “just” adding highlights.

But of course it’s possible to grow your natural hair color. And I managed to do just that! In the photo above you’ll see my natural color. It’s pretty awesome. But also – it’s not that magical. To be totally honest, I’m sometimes dreaming of adding blonde highlights again (but I think I’ll still stick with my natural color).

space buns blonde hair
My hair in July 2018. I miss the length!

How I grew out my natural hair color

I would say that three things helped me to get to my goal.

how I grew my own natural hair color

First of all, my natural color wasn’t that far off from the dyed blonde color. Okay, it was pretty off, but it was easy to make it look intentional, like a dip dye. Luckily that’s been in fashion too (haha). At first my hairdresser actually did apply a light dye all over my hair to make my roots blend in with the lengths better. So maybe dye your hair first – but get the color as close to your own color as possible.

Second – I cut my hair regularly and I made two big cuts. Cutting your hair short might seem scary, but it’s worth it, because it gives a nice kick start to the project. If going short is too scary, cut at least a few centimeters regularly. Growing your hair long is cool and all, but damaged goods are not that good, really. Get rid of your dry ends.

And finally – I started to treat my hair the curly girl way. Meaning, I stopped heat styling and started to be very gentle with my hair care and styling. I love curly hair and I was happy to welcome my natural curls – in any color. I haven’t even really thought about my hair color, just my curls. And my hair has grown without me really noticing. And curls also ‘hid’ the line between my natural color and dyed blonde. So I guess my advice would be to wear your hair curly, if possible (but don’t heat style it all the time!).

Read also:
Naturally curly and wavy hair 101 – Naturally Curly Hair Routine
1,5 years on the Curly Girl Method (kind of)

naturally curly wavy hair blog
My hair in October 2018. A great hair day, thanks to my diffuser.

Having my natural color is pretty cool. It’s hard for me to describe the color, because it has different tones and colors in it. Which I did not anticipate. I just thought that it would be one color, all over. But it actually has natural highlights from the sun, it reflects the light making it look lighter and darker depending on the lighting. It’s also a mix of warm and cool. The top of my hair is quite warm, which leads me to think that sun makes it not only lighter, but warmer.

One of the biggest benefit of having my own hair color is how healthy my hair now is. It has a lot of shine and it doesn’t feel dry. It’s almost too sleek now, making my curls more and more like waves.

I think I’ll keep my color for now. I want to see how long I can grow it, now that I’m not dyeing it. And maybe, just maybe, I’ll add some highlights in the future. Who knows? I certainly don’t.

natural hair color charlotta eve

My tips for growing out your natural hair color

  • Cut it regularly. That way it looks healthier and stronger.
  • Get it toned/dyed with a gentle dye by your hairdresser. That helps to smooth the line between your roots and your lengths.
  • Use conditioners or toners to maintain the hair color. For example, my natural color is a bit ashy, but when I dyed my hair blonde, it got yellow very easily. Silver shampoo helps to make your roots match your lengths.
long hair
My hair in May 2018.

And if you want your hair to grow faster, you can

  • Eat biotin. It really helps hair growth, while also strengthening your nails and lashes. I really liked *Sugar Bear hair vitamins, because they taste like candy. I also noticed a change in my hair in just a month! Read my full post here.
  • Try serums, that help your hair growth. I’ve tried Hair tonic from O’Right, which contains caffeine, and I honestly feel like it helped my scalp and hair growth. I made a blog post about it here. And all in all, treating your scalp helps hair growth! Massage it and moisturize it every once in a while. I like to apply *aloe vera gel to my scalp. Aloe Vera is great for itchy scalp and dandruff. It’s soothing and hydrating and it promotes hair growth. It’s also nice, because it absorbs nicely to the skin and doesn’t leave my hair oily.

how I grew my natural hair color charlotta eve

P.S. Makeup details: I’m wearing *IsaDora’s Twist-Up Gloss Stick in the shade Milk ‘N Chocolate on my lips and *NYX Perfect Filter Palettes (Marine Layer & Golden Hour) on my eyes. Love that pop of blue in the outer corner! Skin is *Madara’s City CC in the shade Medium Beige, as usual.

Have you ever thought of growing out your natural hair color? Or have you managed to do it?

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