Bamboo towel review

The softest you'll ever use, bamboo towels are especially good for sensitive or eczema-prone skin

From £9.95
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5/5)

They say: 

Bamboo fibre is smooth, non-irritating and softer than the softest cotton. It makes the most luxuriously gentle towels and face cloths that are marvellous for sensitive or eczema-prone skin. Bamboo fibre is hypoallergenic, extremely absorbent and as soft as cashmere. 

Natural Bamboo fibre has amazing qualities including a unique bacteriostasis agent called bamboo kun which helps resist bacteria that can infect skin and stops odour-producing bacteria from growing and spreading. It also means your Bamboo towels stay fresh and odour free between washes. Bamboo is an environmentally friendly crop (and it's not the same kind that pandas eat!).

Bamboo towels are

  • kind to your skin
  • super absorbent, absorbs moisture 3-4 times more than cotton
  • quick to dry - dries twice as quickly as cotton
  • naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal

Our reviewer said: 

As someone who has very allergy-prone sensitive skin and psoriasis, I was keen to see whether bamboo towels could really be as good as they claim. Promising to be as soft as cashmere, hypoallergenic, naturally anti-bacterial and extremely absorbent Allergy Best Buys bamboo towels don't come cheap, so can they really be worth the money?

When I opened the packet the natural, cream-coloured bamboo hand towel did feel incredibly soft but it also seemed quite thin, so I found it hard to believe that it would be absorbent enough to dry very much. I couldn't have been more wrong! It drys so gently and thoroughly; gliding across the skin and wicking away moisture without the need to rub. My skin dried quickly and felt softer and less irritated than usual. I also found the bamboo towel did a brilliant job of drying my naturally wavy hair without making it frizzy. 

The fact that the towels are thin and lightweight while also being effective would actually make them great to pack for a holiday. I was pleased too that the bamboo towel washed brilliantly at 40°. In fact after several washes it has stayed as soft and absorbent as the first time I used it. 

Overall I was very impressed and would love to be able to replace all my towels with bamboo, however the price is the only downside. 

Face cloths are £2.95 each and towels are: £9.95 for a hand towel, £14.95 for a bath towel, £20.95 for a bath sheet. Although there is a saving if you buy a complete set for £41.95.

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