A couple of weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to try a Hubalou Hair Wrap Towel, the kind of wrap you can use to protect your hair if you’re giving yourself a facial or using a cleansing brush or, most likely, instead of a towel after you wash your hair. I have been quite satisfied with the microfiber towels I’ve been using for close to 15 years, but I thought, what the heck, let’s see what’s new.
Here’s what the company has to say about their product:
- “Made of sustainable bamboo fiber, the Hubalou Wrap minimizes heat dry time, prevents breakage and reduces frizz. The Hubalou Wrap is great for all hair types, and exceptionally helpful for naturally curly or brittle hair.”
Last week I received my Hubalou. It comes rolled up in a plastic tube.
I took it out of the tube, and unfurled it. It reminds me of the shape of towels for infants with the hood at the top for their head and then a square of fabric.
It’s a good sized wrap with lots of fabric. The fabric, btw, is 100% rayon from sustainable bamboo so it’s soft, lightweight and environmentally-friendly. I tried it on with dry hair first, and it was easy to tie up.
Next, I washed my hair, wrung out the excess water, and used the Hubalou instead of my trusty microfiber towels. To put it on, you place the tag, which is at the bottom of the peak, at the nape of your neck. Then, gather up the fabric and twist it, and then tuck it in at the top. It comes with these visual directions.
For some reason, I found it easier to tie it up in a big pouf at the front rather than tucking it in toward the crown of my head as I did when my hair was dry and as they show in the directions. But it stayed nicely tied till I took it down to dry my hair.
The Hubalou gets quite wet and really absorbs a lot of water. The first time I used it, I had some work to do for a little while after my shampoo, so I sat with it on. My hair was quite a bit drier than normal. When I used it again yesterday, I left it on for a shorter period of time before blow-drying, and it still worked very well.
So I am completely satisfied with my new Hubalou. In fact, I like it better than my microfiber towels because it’s larger, and it stays on my head which is really helpful if I don’t want to dry my hair immediately. My hair is thick and coarse, and I do think it decreased my blow-drying time by a few minutes. I definitely recommend this product! It’s a keeper! Thanks Hubalou 😛
Hubalou Hair Wrap Towel comes in 4 colors/designs:
- petal: a peach shade
- slate: grey
- plum: purple
- twig stripe: beige/brown.
Mine is the plum shade, and I think it’s very attractive.
The price for the hair wrap is $24. Presently, Hubalou is available at only a few retailers, but they hope to be in more stores as time goes by. However, it is readily available online at:
Hubalou sells hair wraps with a convenient travel pouch for $35 which would be helpful if you bring your Hubalou to the gym. They sell hair wrap towel sets for bridal parties, and you can buy either 4, 5 or 6 at a time at a special group price. They also sell cleansing cloths that I think would be very soft and nice to use. You can check out Hubalou on their website.
What do you think about the Hubalou? What are you using to wrap your hair after shampooing?