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    Default Why do women wear a towel on their head?

    One for all you women out there.

    Why do women wear a towel on their head? As in the shower dome ad. Shows a woman twice with a towel wrapped around her head. Why?

    SWMBO, who does not do that herself, says it may be to dry their hair but I can't see how a towel wrapped around their head can dry their hair.

    Apart from anything else it looks ridiculous. So why do they do it?
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    Default Re: Why do women wear a towel on their head?

    TV isnt real life And these TV ad's & TV programs were written by Men . Bald Men. Men envious of all that hair. Better hide it then .

    perhaps to indicate they just got out of the shower & their hair is still wet ?

    Why do men wear a scarf/do-rag(USA) or hanky(UK) on their head , on TV .
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    Default Re: Why do women wear a towel on their head?

    SWMBO sometimes does it. if you look up your exact question, it makes Sense. Not everyone will use a hair dryer.

    You leave the towel around you hair, so that it can soak up the excess water from your hair, and you avoid wet furniture and clothing.

    As a bonus, leaving the towel on speeds drying. Towels soak up water a lot faster than air does, saving you a lot of drying time.

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    Default Re: Why do women wear a towel on their head?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post

    Why do women wear a towel on their head?l
    I have never done this ever.

    My granddaughter had done, I said why...well she copied mum.
    Both had very long hair, and it takes ages to dry. It stops it dripping down your neck and back...and soaks up the excess drops.

    I bought granddaughter a hair dryer and she doesn't do the towel thing anymore.
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    Default Re: Why do women wear a towel on their head?

    I would think it would also stop them getting a cold head

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    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    Both had very long hair, and it takes ages to dry. It stops it dripping down your neck and back...and soaks up the excess drops.
    I would have thought that you would dry your hair by rubbing it with a towel to get out the majority of the water and then just let it dry naturally - at least, that's what SWMBO does, and I do the same. And if you are in a hurry - after rubbing it with the towel - surely you would just get out the hair dryer. I would have thought that every woman has a hair dryer. And that's what my daughter does and she has long hair down past her shoulders and I have never heard her complain about it dripping down her neck and back, simply because her hair is not dripping. She rubs it dry first.

    So I still don't understand why women wear a towel on their head. I live in a household where we had three women - SWMBO and two daughters and none of them did that which is why I find it so perplexing. Is our family so different?
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    Default Re: Why do women wear a towel on their head?

    Oh Roscoe, this is the only way I can help you!

    https://images.app.goo.gl/L35d2uLcUuwnw2dP9

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    Default Re: Why do women wear a towel on their head?

    My wife doesn't own a hair dryer and hasn't in the 16 years we have been together. She does do the towel thing though and in winter will sit in front of the fire with said towel.

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    Default Re: Why do women wear a towel on their head?

    Quote Originally Posted by gary67 View Post
    I would think it would also stop them getting a cold head
    A cold head or an actual virus? Cause you don't get viruses from being damp.
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    Default Re: Why do women wear a towel on their head?

    In my understanding, it soaks up water and helps dry the hair without damaging/tangling as you would if you briskly rubbed it with the towel.

    Why do you care so much about what it looks like?

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