There's a dangerous little shop 2 blocks from our house—dangerous in that they specialize in all things Turkish and textiles. I'm a sucker for anything handmade and natural, and after speaking with the shop owner about these particular towels, I knew I wanted to try them out for myself. My thoughts after a month of using them? I'm obsessed. Straight trouble.
I've recently started seeing Turkish towels pop up on my Pinterest and Instagram feeds, and I wouldn't be surprised to see these guys sold EVERYWHERE soon enough. So what's all the fuss about, you ask?
They're incredibly soft and absorbent // I think it was the softness at first touch that sold me, and they only get softer with every wash—perfect for wiping bae's little face and body after her bath. And don't be deceived by their lightweight nature. You'd be surprised and amazed at how quickly you'll feel dry after a couple of dabs with the towel right out of the shower.
They leave ME feeling incredibly soft // Because these towels are super absorbent, I've found that, as mentioned above, I only need to dab my skin one time over and I'm dry. With traditional terry towels, I'll rub a couple of times, essentially drying my skin out. After a month of use, I've noticed a definite change in my skin. Matt's even mentioned how soft his elbows have become...elbows that weren't so pretty pre-Turkish towel days!
They're easy // Because they're so thin and light, you can roll and pack them up to take anywhere: the cabin, beach, pool, or weekend trip. They clean and dry so quickly that you won't have to worry about damp/dirty towels and they make for great picnic blankets too—a quick shake off and any sand or crumbs are gone!
They're pretty // You won't find me Instagramming photos of just any towel! Plus, you can wear them as scarves or wraps, or even use them as table cloths or runners. I just love their versatility!
It'll take a couple of days to get used to drying yourself with a Turkish towel. Going from the thickness of a traditional towel to wiping yourself with, essentially, a scarf, is VERY weird at first. But once you get the hang of it and realize that it's doing an even better job than what you're used to, you won't want to go back! I'll definitely be investing in more Turkish towels for our home soon!