- Value: 19/20
- Functionality: 20/20
- Ease of Use: 20/20
- Aesthetics: 20/20
- Durability: 19/20
- TOTAL: 98/100
I have never put much effort into my hair. I’m the type who washes and conditions fairly regularly, but who never uses a hair dryer and rarely picks up a curling iron or straightener. So considering it’s not fried or overprocessed, my hair always looks pretty OK. But I recently discovered an incredibly low-key way to achieve even smoother, healthier-looking locks that are far above just a “Well, I’m fine with this” level, all without totally overhauling my approach to hair care: the Aquis Rapid Dry Lisse Hair Turban.
I’ve been a fan of the Turbie Twist and other easy-to-use hair towels since college, but I was intrigued by Aquis’s claims that its towel would not only dry my hair (of which there is plenty) 50 percent faster but also reduce frizz, flyaways, split ends and damage. If making this simple swap meant noticeably better hair, then I was definitely game to try it.
As much as I want to say I noticed a difference after just one or two uses, it wasn’t until I tossed the Aquis into my laundry hamper and pulled out my old drugstore towel that I truly realized what a difference the Aquis was actually making. When I used the old one again, my hair felt heavy, cold and wet for far too long. And when it was finished air-drying, it didn’t look nearly as smooth or shiny as it had with the Aquis. But when I went back to the new one, my locks felt so much lighter and I kept my hair wrapped up for what felt like half the time (although I never timed it). Taking my hair down, it didn’t feel dry in a brittle or damaged way, as if all the moisture had been sucked out, but dry in a naturally healthy way. My typically hair routine, if you could even call it that, consists of brushing out any knots and leaving my hair to air-dry, a process that doesn’t always end with smooth, flowing strands. Unless I use the Aquis.