The very first thing you should do when you receive any Turkish towel is to let it soak in cold water overnight. Thats it. It’s simple!
Whether it be a tub, a sink or a basin, let your new, beautiful Turkish towel soak in cold water for up 12 hours. Once it’s done soaking, throw it in the wash on cold, and hang it somewhere to air dry - consider a banister, door knob or towel rod. In doing so, you’re allowing the Turkish cotton strands to expand, allowing your towel to become incredibly soft and absorbent.
You’ll notice the difference immediately, and the best part is the more you use the towel the softer it gets!
Moving forward, you can throw your towels in the wash. Just make sure it’s always done in cold water and in a lighter load without any bulky items. The same goes with the dryer to tumble dry on low heat. That said, we recommend hanging to dry to reduce the likelihood of shrinking, and because air drying is more gentle on the fabric.
Don't worry! You don't need to wash your Turkish towels as often as regular terry towels. They dry so quickly and so they'll never get that damp towel smell. Remember to never use fabric softeners or dryer sheets as they will coat the fibres and reduce absorbency! Overall, if treated right, these timeless Turkish textiles will last you for years to come!