It’s always a good idea to wash your hands, and as my mom always told me, it’s an even better idea not to wipe your wet hands on your clothing. Ever since my girlfriend got some hand towels for us, I feel like my world has been turned upside down. Even if you have some regular towels you love, hand towels are necessary. Not only are they convenient and soft, they also add a touch of flare to a boring old bathroom. Honestly, the only reason not to have some hand towels is pure laziness. And while I’ll side with you on that, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites so getting a great set of hand towels won’t require too much effort on your part.
FOR A HONEYCOMB HAND TOWEL
Snowe Honeycomb Hand Towel
Scouted Editor Jillian Lucas knows her towels, and she thinks the Snowe Honeycomb towels are fantastic. “The unique honeycomb texture gives this towel a slight elasticity, which allows you to be comfortable while moving around with it, and extra absorbency to help dry off faster. It’s lightweight and made from 100% cotton (the texture comes from a unique washing technique).
FOR THE SOFTEST HAND TOWEL OUT THERE
Brooklinen Super Plush Hand Towels
We all deserve a spa day, and Brooklinen’s towels provide that, even in the hand towel format. They are extremely soft— so soft, you’ll do a double take to make sure you were just touching a towel and not something else. The first time you wrap your hands in these won’t be the last.
FOR A WAFFLE KNIT HAND TOWEL
Parachute Linen Towels
Scouted Editor and towel aficionado Jillian Lucas firmly believes Parachute’s Waffle Knit Towels involve "some kind of witchcraft, as they don’t exactly look like they’ll soak up anything.” But they do, and better than most. She writes, “ The 100% long-staple Turkish cotton is soft and durable but lightweight. They’re crafted using something called Aerocotton Technology — basically, it allows air through the cotton fibers when they’re spun to increase absorbency. They come in multiple colors and you can even get a set of two hand towels and two bath towels to complete your spa-like bathroom.”
FOR A TURKISH HAND TOWEL
Smyrna Turkish Cotton Hand Towels
Turkish Towels are excellent. They are lightweight, yet absorbent. The best part about Turkish Towels is that they get softer and softer with each use and wash. These are a little bigger than most hand towels, but that’s all the better. It means you can use them more often.
FOR A FADE RESISTANT HAND TOWEL
Sexame Fade Resistant Towel
After a few washes, a lot of towels start to change color, and soon enough, you won’t even recognize them as the ones you purchased. Not only do these towels have color lock technology to ensure they maintain the color you ordered, they also have a little hook to hang them by, which is very convenient in my opinion.
FOR A GREAT SET OF TOWELS
Amazon Basics Hand Towels
The thing about hand towels is that they are easy to ruin or lose. So a pack of them is a great place to start. This pack of eight basic towels gets the job done, and comes in eight different colors so you can make your space your own, from every little detail down to the hand towels.
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