What size towel do women prefer for wrapping up their wet hair?

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Hand towel
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Bath towel
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Oversized bath towel
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Bath sheet
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i bought a turbi twist. alas,  it does not work for me.  so i did not buy them for the b&b

would anyone like to have it?

re the bath sheets ... maybe the oversized bath towel would do. i just really like whatever bath towel not to be small. you know the kind i mean ... about the size of a bath mat.

 

 

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I learned the first month in business I needed to get regular sized bath towels for this purpose as the women had a very hard time wrapping a bath sheet around their head.  I use bath sheets in all my rooms for the main towels and then I add a rolled up or folded bath towel for the women who want to wrap it on their head along with hand towels and wash cloths.   These are plush 802 gram bath sheets and the guests rave about them.  Yes I am doing laundry 12 hours a day 7 days a week in peak season but it is worth it!

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 I have long hair and I prefer those towels made just for piling up on top of my head - they are sewn together on one side, making a pouch with one end being pointy and having an elastic loop on it.  They are the best - I use it every day.  I supply those for guests, too.  They are commonly found at Bed Bath & Beyond.  I've seen them at department stores, too.,

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Sanctuary wrote:

 I have long hair and I prefer those towels made just for piling up on top of my head - they are sewn together on one side, making a pouch...

Never dreamed they make special turbans just for this purpose! They claim the microfiber ones dry hair faster than the 100% cotton ones.

Decisions, decisions.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Turbie-Twist-Pack-Colors-Vary/dp/B00139XON2/ref=sr_1_2?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1343307643&sr=1-2

 

http://www.amazon.com/Mimis-Diva-Dryer-Aquis-Microfiber/dp/B000AMA4EA/ref=sr_1_15?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1343307643&sr=1-15

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Arks- did you notice this is the ONE time we have all agreed on the poll answer?

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Madeleine wrote:

Arks- did you notice this is the ONE time we have all agreed on the poll answer?

Yes, I noticed. Kind of scary, but reassures me that there IS such a thing as a stupid question!

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Arkansawyer wrote:

Madeleine wrote:

Arks- did you notice this is the ONE time we have all agreed on the poll answer?

Yes, I noticed. Kind of scary, but reassures me that there IS such a thing as a stupid question!

No, not stupid at all. And where else could you get 17 answers in no time flat?

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Madeleine wrote:

Arks- did you notice this is the ONE time we have all agreed on the poll answer?

15 of us so far!

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I for one, an anti-bath sheet. I won't buy them, spend 10000 hours to dry them. Sorry Shants, I just can't do it, I do laundry all day and night as it is with large sized medium thickness bath towels. And we are GREEN and ask guests to reuse. 

Worst thing though are towels that are non absorbant, I sound like a bounty the quicker picker upper ad.

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 We have a "thinner" bath towel.   Or should I describe it as a very cheap bath towel.

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i am not sure how big an oversized bath towel is ... but i use two towels to dry my hair (one at a time) ... and then the blow dryer. i have lots of hair, thick and long.

but please, oh please do also offer the bath sheets!  i love to wrap up in one and not 'almost' wrap a bath towel around myself!  and then i like to switch to the bathrobe. yummy

i used to have a basket of towels in each room.  a rolled up bath sheet in it per person. 

 

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but please, oh please do also offer the bath sheets!  i love to wrap up in one and not 'almost' wrap a bath towel around myself!  and then i like to switch to the bathrobe. yummy

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You would love my bath sheets along with  my new bathrobes. Smiling

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When I buy  a bath sheet, I wrap it around me (a WIDE load) and if it does not wrap, I do not buy. My bath sheets do not take any longer to dry than the other towels do.

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You need enough to wrap around your head but you don't want so much that you tip over or it keeps falling in your face. My hair is too short to care about what towel I have for drying my hair. It would be fine to have a washcloth at this point!

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 Some of my hand towels work fine because they are larger than most. I have Chris Madden ones. But...I have very short hair so it works for me.  Normally a regular bath towel would be the best in my personal opinion.

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 Here in the south we have big har...haha

This is where the wet bath towels on the bed comes into play, toss them on the bed and go use the hair dryer and do makeup.

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Arky, most women wouldn't use the oversized towels or bath sheets on their hair because it's too much weight if you're keeping it on your head for a while.

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Breakfast Diva wrote:

Arky, most women wouldn't use the oversized towels or bath sheets on their hair because it's too much weight if you're keeping it on your head for a while.

I was thinking the same and so did the women here I've asked about it, but I never try to make broad statements where women are concerned (pun pun pun). Plus, it's always fun to do a poll. You never know what you're gonna get.

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On another thread I just learned I missed out on Ironing 101, now I must ask about hair towels. Never gave that any thought either!

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We' ve found most use our hand towels if they have short short hair. Other use our bath towel size.

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Flower wrote:

We' ve found most use our hand towels if they have short short hair. Other use our bath towel size.

Okay so that is a really weird statement.

There is no way I would know what most use. I only know what I use, and my two daughters, and growing up in a family with three daughters, and a mother. We use bath towels, a hand towel is not large enough. 

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So what is so weird? When you have a lot of hair in your hand towels does that not give you a hint that your hand towel were used ? or if you have two bath towels used that the bath towels were used. Hair is a good indication what was used !

 When you set up your place did you not ask around to find out what most of your friends use or your guests. Then apply the same results.

Then over time we set up a quesionaire to see if all we provided meet our B&B guests. If we could improve our service in any way.  It is all aways amazing to find out how your guest feels and what they would like to see in a place they are staying at.  We are always looking at how we can improve and what we could add to make our guest feel that they have picked the right spot. We have been doing this more many years now. Find it rather interesting reading what people say.

PS. for me I use a hand towel first to get most of the moisture out. But my hair is short and very thick.

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