Havlu Sport Turkish Towels are designed to be used daily and get softer and more absorbent with each wash. The perfect year-round towel, they dry very quickly, resist mildew, do not fade from the sun or chlorine, and can be laundered less often.
Suggestions before first use
We recommend soaking towels in cold water and then hanging them to dry.* Try filling your washing machine with cool water and letting your towels soak overnight. After soaking, run the spin cycle and line dry. Natural cotton needs to be "broken in," which allows the fibers to bloom, become softer and reach maximum absorbency. Each machine wash thereafter will make your towels softer and more absorbent.
*This isn't a must, but soaking the towels gives the cotton a jumpstart similar to washing and drying them many times.
Gently machine wash Havlu Sport Turkish towels in warm or cold with similar colors. Do not use fabric softener or dryer sheets. Although these products make your towels smell great, they actually coat the fibers making them less absorbent. Never use bleach and do not mix with items that have zippers or hooks, as they could get tangled in the tassels.
You can tumble dry your towels using a lower heat dryer setting, but air drying is always the best, as too much heat can damage the integrity of cotton and make the towels less absorbent.
Also, adding one cup of white vinegar to your wash periodically will help remove residue and improve the softness and absorbency of your Turkish towels. Using too much soap can make Turkish towel fibers become hard over time.
If your towel has a snagged thread, simply cut the thread off. This will not damage your towel because of how it is loomed. Also, each tassel is hand knotted and if one unravels can be easily re-tied. Separate the threads into two bunches and twist each section clockwise until fully twisted. Take each bunch and wrap around each other in a counter-clockwise direction until fully twisted around each other. Tie a knot at the end of the tassel.