At the top of my Christmas wish list was a stack of new towels. Not just any towels. Turkish towels.
Ryan thought I was crazy. What’s wrong with our regular white terry cloth towels?
I didn’t have a great answer other than these three mildly unconvincing responses:
- I have heard great things about the size, the softness, the absorbency of turkish cotton towels
- After a while, terry cloth towels start to smell … sort of like … used towels.
- I like how they look.
I mean, just look at this gorgeous bathroom with the big, fringed towels!
Surprise of all surprises, Ryan bought me a set of four glorious black and white herringbone towels for Christmas. I washed them, dried them, folded them in a happy stack and tried one out for the first time last week.
It was a major, major letdown.
There was zero absorbency, which is my biggest towel pet peeve. Come on, towel! Your job is to absorb water!
Also, my body was covered in lint.
So now I have a pretty stack of towels that are completely useless.
Did I choose the wrong ones? Are there fake turkish towels and real turkish towels? Do I need to try washing them again? Any Turkish towel fans out there that could help this girl out?!
Your suggestions are much appreciated.
P.S. That pretty soap and oil is from Nash + Jones. Their packaging is spot on.
(source for bathroom photo unknown)