Like any linens, Turkish towels need proper care to extend their life. It is very easy to keep up with them. Here you will learn about how to improve these towels over time and keep them fresh!
Turkish towels can last for years and maintain their strength and absorbency. There is one step after purchasing one to ensure maximum absorbency and softness.
Before using a Turkish towel for the first time, soak them in cold water (like in a bathtub) for 12 hours. Wring out as much water as possible from the towels and then hang to dry.
This makes the material softer and absorbent. Cotton in the linen expands when soaked. Doing this is like a test-run or warm-up for the towel before it gets to work!
Also, don’t forget to treat these towels kindly while doing the laundry. Machine wash them in cold water with similar colors for the best outcome. Turkish towels can go in the dryer after the first use, but make sure to tumble dry on a low or medium heat. Using too much heat can overwhelm the cotton thread, causing towels to get dry and less soft.
Lastly, don’t use bleach or fabric softener on Turkish towels for any reason. Bleach will alter the colors and dry out the fabric, and fabric softener makes it less absorbent. Instead, wash your Turkish towels with 1 cup of vinegar every so often to naturally kill bacteria. We do this about once a month to not overdo it.
Turkish towels get softer and more absorbent over time if treated with the proper care it needs… and deserves. They stay lightweight and dynamic, and they have a vintage look to them already that is a staple classic throughout any trends. Since the towels are durable, these steps are not mandatory but just tips and tricks to ensure their high quality.