Here’s my hack for getting my hair products out of my towels
It works like magic.
Believe it or not, laundry day is actually something I look forward to.
Instead of approaching it from a chore, I look at it as a time to slow down, take care of my hair, and watch a few back-to-back episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County. But every rose has its thorn, and a lot of the time my towels take a bit of a beating on a weekly basis.
I usually follow the LOC method when I style my hair, which means I start with wet hair, coat it with an oil and then follow up with a cream – I personally like a light leave-in conditioner. Afterwards, I use a detangling brush to get rid of any knots, then apply a gel before I begin twisting and coiling each section with my finger.
If that sounds like a lot of product, that’s because it is. So, to avoid build up and subsequent flakes and residue, I always grab a towel and squeeze the excess product out of my hair before moving on to the next section, then towel dry my hands.
Since laundry day and laundry day don’t usually happen at the same time, sometimes my towels get a little… er… crispy? (I don’t really know how else to put it, sorry) This is due to the excess product left on them – even after they’ve been washed, which is annoying.
Fortunately, however, a new product from Downy has completely changed the game and it is now a must have for me other laundry day.
Downy’s Rinse and Refresh is specially developed to remove odors and residues. In this case, I don’t really have to worry about the former since my hair products smell amazing. But it does an impressive job of ridding my towels of residue from oils, leave-ins and gels.
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To use, I simply replace my typical fabric softener with this product in the wash. But for stubborn build-up, I sometimes use it directly on the towel before throwing it in the wash.
No matter which setting I put the machine on – delicate or cold – I’m left with soft, never-crispy (sorry again!) towels that are ready for the upcoming hair-washing day.
So if you’ve been putting your towels through the ringer like me, you’ll definitely want to stock up on this treat from Downy ASAP.
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