Towels are one of the things everyone should have at home. The reason is that we always use towels after showering to dry our body, face and hands.
Considering that towels are used every day, it is important that we pay attention to good and durable towel materials to avoid skin problems and the risk of skin irritation due to rough towel materials after several uses.
So how do you know which towel material is right for you? Come on, meet and learn the materials commonly used to make towels in the following article!
Types of materials for towels and their uses
So far, cotton is one of the most widely used towel materials. In addition to being soft on the skin, this cotton material is also safe as it has a small risk of causing irritation. Cotton can even absorb water well, so it is suitable for babies whose skin tends to be soft and more sensitive.
However, cotton materials for towels are divided into two types, viz. combed cotton and carded cotton. Here is the difference between the two:
– Combed cotton
Combed cotton is a type of yarn that has been combed to separate the shorter fibers to make the yarn stronger and softer. Nearly 12-15% of the cotton volume is removed this way, resulting in finer, stronger, higher quality and longer lasting cotton threads.
– carded cotton
The process of producing carded yarn is generally the same as the combing process, except that a commerger is not used to separate the short fibers in the spinning process. Because of this, carded yarn has shorter, hairier fibers. However, usually the price is more economical compared to combed cotton.
Microfiber is a fiber made from a mixture of polyester and polyamide. Microfibers tend to be smaller in diameter than a human hair, so they can absorb seven times more water than their own weight. However, towels made from microfiber dry more easily when dried in the sun.
Microfiber is considered the most suitable as a washcloth because it can absorb microscopic dirt, oil, dead skin cells, and germs. Microfiber materials are also “positively charged,” meaning they act like a magnet to attract dirt and oil particles.
Nylon towels often have slightly rough fibers, so they are not suitable for everyday use.
However, towels made from nylon are fine for occasional wiping and for scrubbing the skin well to remove dead skin cells. In addition, the habit of rubbing the skin is also considered capable of improving blood circulation and stimulating collagen production.
Wool has a soft, thick texture, yet still feels light. This material also has a fairly high water absorption capacity. It’s just that the price of wool towels is quite expensive compared to others because wool is obtained from the hair of animals like sheep. This wool towel is suitable for sensitive skin.
In addition, wool towels also require more care. This is because when used for a long time, wool towels are a little difficult to clean if they get dirty.
If wool is made from animal hair, then silk is made from silkworm saliva. Saliva is processed into very soft, high-value yarn. The price of silk towels also tends to be more expensive compared to towels made from other materials. This silk towel is suitable for sensitive skin.
Now,, these are 5 recommendations of good towel materials that you can use.
Made of 100% cotton, the texture of the Tapis Signature Towel is very soft so as not to irritate your skin even if you use it for a long time. Don’t worry, with the Tapis Signature Towel, your skin’s softness and health will be maintained!
The Tapis Signature Towel itself comes in the form of a set consisting of a bath towel and a face towel. This towel is also equipped with an iconic and elegant B monogram pattern.