Tips for Choosing the Best Bath Towel
Pima, Egyptian, Turkish Cotton, bamboo, cotton-polyester blend, so many choices. How do you choose the best bath towels? It's a matter of personal preference. We generally buy 100% cotton because it is the softest, most durable and most absorbent. You look for descriptions such as Egyptian, Pima, and Supima. Why? Because these are considered the best. Egyptian cotton, compared to normal towels, are much better and will actually feel more luxurious after each washing. The softness makes them the perfect towel for anyone with sensitive skin or allergies as in our Eco-Friendly Egyptian Cotton Bath Towel. Egyptian cotton towels are organic and contain no harmful chemicals and have not been exposed to pesticides therefore; there are no harmful chemicals in the linens and towels to cause allergic reactions. Sure, Egyptian cotton towels may be slightly more expensive but the quality of the towel will save you money in the long run.
Supima vs Pima
Supima is superior Pima. Supima fibers are stronger, softer, and more durable than the Pima, making this material more costly and more sought after. Pima cotton is type of staple material that has extra-long, more durable fibers. The reason pima is more sought after than standard material is because it lasts longer and is softer to the touch. The fibers in pima are 50 percent longer than regular materials, making it extra soft. It’s made up of the fluffiest part of the cotton bulb. Pima is only grown in Peru, Australia, and the United States. Only three percent of cotton grown in the United States is pima- so not only is the material softer and more durable, it is rarer than typical materials. The benefit to pima cotton is that the highly durable fibers will stand up better to washes over time than some other materials. The downside is that pima cost a little more.
When looking for soft, absorbent towels that last, first consider two-ply towels made with Pima or Egyptian cotton. Buy inexpensive towels if you or a family member uses products for treating acne. They generally contain benzoyl peroxide, which can bleach towels and leave an orange or pink blotch.