Fit to be Twisted

I’ve been accused of being twisted sometimes. It’s true. My twistedness reveals itself at surprising times. But I’m not writing to share about my twisted sense of humor. I’m writing about a towel.

A couple of Christmases ago, my mom gave me something that made me wonder. I remember thinking, “Huh. What are these strange little towels that Mom gave me?” Turbie Twist towels?  I was skeptical and maybe a little put out that I got towels for Christmas.   (Sorry, Mom!)turbietwist

Some smart woman got tired of twisting her just-washed hair into a bath towel that may or may not stay piled and balanced on top of her head. Forget picking up after a toddler or leaning over to pick up anything without the bath towel flopping off her head.

After one use, I was in love. My older daughter was, too. Two or three years later, the little elastic loop on my original Turbie Twist is stretched and elastic-less. Don’t care. One of these days, I’ll fix that, but it still works.

My younger daughter has been asking for her own “hair towel” for months. The requests escalated after she used mine. My towel disappeared one day. I found it in the girls’ bathroom. Coincidence? I think not.

A couple of weeks before Christmas, my mom-in-law asked me about little gifts she could get for the girls’ stockings, I told her about the Turbie Twist towels. I think she may have looked at me sideways, a little, like I was crazy, but she picked up enough for all four of her granddaughters.

When my younger daughter found that pink “head towel” in her gifts from her grandparents, she was thrilled. (Yes, my child was happy to get a towel for Christmas!)

The BFF laughed at my story. But as Fate would have it, she found herself in a store one day staring at a huge wall display of Turbie Twist towels. She bought a set. Then I got this note from her yesterday (personal details edited out and quoted with permission):

I have a new obsession! Yesterday after talking with you on the phone …  There was a huge wall display of Turbie towels. I stared at them for a long while wondering what was the fascination with these little towels? I was looking for some new pillow cases, but walked out with a Turbie towel 2 pack :). I couldn’t resist after our conversation …. I used it this morning for the first time and I loved it! I have been using 2 towels forever. One for my hair and one for my body. I would twist the towel up on my head and walk around like that for awhile. This Turbie towel was so much lighter on my head. I fell in love with it! I can’t believe I had never heard of this wonderful invention. My head was so light and free this morning! I even looked at towels while I was there. That is one (of many) things I want for my new home. This time I will only have to buy 2 towels instead of 4 – what a savings of money and laundry time! Thank you so much for telling me about this wonderful product!

Seriously, the BFF would make a great commercial. She ended by asking if there was a blog post in there somewhere. D’oh!

Then this morning, she told me she didn’t have to take the towel off to put her turtleneck on. Try that with a bath towel piled on your head!

While I ponder why I wasn’t smart enough to cut and sew towel fabric in such a way that I could comfortably wear my wet hair in the lightly twisted knot, the sisters who did are thinking, “Yeah, we were smart enough.”

This video shows how simple it is. The kiddo in the video is adorable, too.

BTW–I have no connection to the company. I just love the product. I don’t know why I didn’t think to share this with everyone sooner!

While I think about those really cute animal print ones that I saw at the store, I’d love to hear what’s going on in your head. Is there a product that you wish you’d invented or sold?  Have you tried a Turbie Twist towel?

28 thoughts on “Fit to be Twisted

  1. Gilliad Stern

    Well, this is an item that I can’t personally comment on, not enough hair here. But I know my wife would probably love something like that. Might have to have her make her way over to the blog!

  2. KM Huber

    Oh, my! I may grow out my hair, again…well, not true but the joy of these towels is apparent. Does my heart good for all with long-er hair than mine, although if I just let mine get past my shoulders….. Great post, Diana!


  3. Jordan L. Hawk

    My hair is so thin and fine it dries more or less in minutes on its own, but I have a friend with wonderful thick hair who would love these! Think I’ll surprise her with one. 🙂

  4. lynettemburrows

    Well, I will definitely try one of these now. I’d always wondered whether they worked. Thanks for enlightening us!

  5. lynnkelleyauthor

    Hahaha! I love this post! They should pay you for promoting their product. I’d never heard of Turbie Towels, but I did buy something similar at the dollar store a few years ago, one for myself and one for my youngest daughter, who was till living at home, and always used two towels, which irritated me because of the extra laundry! I think the Turbie Towel is a better quality and seems to stay put better. If I ever see them in the store, I’ll always think of you, Diana! 🙂

  6. Janet Givens

    This is great, Diana. I’m sold. Would make a great gift for at least five women in my life (one of whom is six). Where do you get them? Really, you should alert the company to your blog. Or buy stock in the company. Or write infomercials. So many new opportunities for your here. . .

  7. Debra Kristi

    I have never seen these. What a fun post! Hehe. I used to wrap my hair up like that, but I have to dry it right away now or it starts to frizz. I would have loved this back in the day. You are so cute, promoting awesome products.


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