How Do You Make New Towels More Absorbent?

How Do You Make New Towels More Absorbent?

How Do You Make New Towels More Absorbent?

Wash new towels before using them to make them more absorbent. Many towel manufacturers coat their new towels in a fabric-softening finish that keeps them looking fluffy when they are on the display shelf but decreases their absorbency.

Adding vinegar to a load of towels in the washing machine can boost absorbency and also help retain the towels' vibrant color. The Turkish Towel Company suggests adding 1 cup of vinegar during the rinse cycle to eliminate traces of detergent that otherwise diminish the absorbency of the towels.

Do not use a fabric softener when washing towels; it can reduce towels' absorbency.