Bamboo towels, like cotton towels, are very easy to maintain. If you would like your towels to last longer, you only need to be a bit gentler. The following instructions are for caring for your bamboo towel, however if you implement them for all your regular towels or bath sheets, they will last much longer as well.
What’s the best way to clean my towel?
Towels can be washed separately in the machine at a high temperature of 30 degrees. Use a soft wash and a light detergent for the best results. Any detergent with additional whiteners or softeners should be avoided.
What is the best way to dry my towel?
Allowing your towel to air dry is the greatest method for drying it. You should immediately take them in after they have dried. The bamboo fibres will be damaged if they are exposed to too much heat from the sun. You may also dry your bamboo towels on the low setting setting in the dryer. We suggest that you remove them from the dryer as soon as they are dry; or else, they will overheat and become rigid.
Is it okay to use bleach on the towels?
Bleach or any other type of whitener should not be used because it will harm the bamboo fibres.
Can I use clothing softeners?
Fabric softeners aren’t required or advised. If you just want your towels to be exceptionally nice and fluffy, dry them naturally until they’re approximately 80% dry, then throw them in the dryer for a few minutes. Your towels will puff up and soften as a result of the swirling action.
When a loop is tugged and the threads fall loose, what happens?
Because the loops can readily hook on something, this is fairly prevalent in all towels. You probably wouldn’t realize until you saw a long loose thread that something has happened. To prevent additional tangling and unwinding of the threads, just snip off the free strands with a set of scissors at the height of the pile. Your towel will not be harmed by cutting the threads.
What has caused my towels to have become brittle and hard?
This is a typical problem with all towels, including Egyptian cotton towels, and it is readily addressed. There seem to be two primary reasons for this:
- Detergent or fabric softener residue accumulation
Fabric softeners stiffen your towels and are absolutely pointless. Make sure you’re using a gentle detergent that doesn’t contain any extra whiteners or conditioners. If you’re only using a light detergent and your towels are still stiff after each wash, you’re probably overusing detergent. Towels use half the amount of detergent as an usual load. Towels should be washed individually and with less detergent. You might even try an extra quick rinse at the finish to get rid of any soap buildup.
- Towels that are over-dried
When towels are left hanging for too long, they are exposed to too much heat from the sun, which causes them to become stiff. The bamboo fibres will suffer long-term damage as a result of this. As soon as your towels are dry, you should bring them inside. Tumble dry your towels on the lowest thermal setting, but make sure to remove them from the dryer as soon as possible after they are finished drying, or they may overheat and get rigid.
One popular brand you might consider is Cariloha. Their bamboo towels and bath sheets are of great quality. All you have to do is maintain them properly.