6 Benefits Of Using Hammam Towels

6 Benefits Of Using Hammam Towels

Hammam towels, also known as pesthemal and Fouta towels, are the best bath towels that you could ask for. They will make your life simpler, and they will prove useful to you in more than one way. They can save you from a lot of trouble around your home or trips. But what makes them so special? What are the benefits of using hammam towels for you? Here are the benefits of using hammam towels instead of regular terry towels:

6 Benefits Of Using Hammam Towels

1. Say Goodbye To Irritated Skin

When you receive a hammam towel, the first thing that you will notice is how soft they are. This is because original hammam towels are created by one of the most luxurious kind of cotton in the world – Turkish cotton.

Sure, your regular terry towels were soft when they arrived too, but after every wash, they became cruder and cruder. How will hammam towels fare over time? Although they are already very soft, to begin with, hammam towels get softer and softer after every wash. Which makes them perfect for any skin type, especially if you have sensitive skin.

Even if you don’t have sensitive skin, you will notice a big difference when you switch over to hammam towels. Because terry towels become cruder over time, they can easily irritate your skin. However, hammam towels just get softer and softer over time, and will never irritate your skin.

2. Hammam Towels Never Shed

One of the most annoying things about regular bulky towels is when they start to shed. What was once a comfy bulky towel, has turned into another chore for you. And cleaning up the pieces of fabric that get shed off is never an easy task. That won’t be an issue with hammam towels.

Original hammam towels are made in Turkey for a very specific reason – the Turkish have a special tight weaving technique for creating hammam towels. The combination of the luxurious cotton being tightly flat-woven into a hammam towel makes hammam towels shed-proof.

3. Save Space At Home or On Any Trip

Hammam towels are very large towels with a size of 37x70 inches. However, because they are flat-woven they are very thin and lightweight. When folded, they weigh and take space of a folded t-shirt. Just think about how much space you will save in your home when you store them!

Not only that, but they are also the perfect traveling companions for any trip. Whether you go on a summer vacation, business trip or camping, they will take up no space at all, and yet they will provide you with their soft embrace.

4. Fast-Drying On Any Weather Conditions

Hammam towels are not something new. They have been around for a couple of hundred years. They are a part of the Turkish tradition for taking a bath in a Turkish spa called a hammam. Hammams are very large, and they are filled with too much moisture in the air.

Although they are the perfect place to enjoy yourself, they are not the best place for keeping your towels dry. Which is why hammam towels were created in the first place. Hammam towels are incredibly fast-drying because they were created to be kept dry in incredibly humid conditions (in hammams). That makes them fast-drying on any weather conditions.

Which is perfect for you, because you can bring them with you wherever you go without worrying whether they will dry up. On another note, they are machine washable and dryable, but because you can hang dry them and still get them dried very fast, you can save some space in your dryer.

5. It’s More Than Just A Towel! 9 in 1 Uses

Although you might have gotten you hammam towel to simply replace your bath towels and save yourself from shedding, hammam towels can be used in many other occasions:

  • Beach Towels & Beachwear – They are the perfect companions to take to the beach. Because hammam towels are made from Turkish cotton, sand doesn’t stick to them. And their beautiful colors make them perfect to use as trendy beachwear.

  • Pool Towel – Hammam towels are excellent for pool parties. By the time you are finished with your swim, your hammam towel will be ready to dry you up.

  • Exercise Towel – If you like to keep yourself in shape, then throwing a hammam towel in your gym bag is a great option for you. You can even bring two – one to soak up the sweat while you work out, and one to dry yourself after taking a shower at the gym. Both of them together will still weigh less than one of your bulky terry towels.

  • Yoga Mat – Why bother with a bulky yoga mat, when you can use your hammam towel for your yoga sessions? Especially if the studio you go to is a little further away, hammam towels are excellent to save yourself the trouble of taking a large yoga mat.

  • Throw Blanket – If you like to add a little vibrancy to your home you can use hammam towels as throw blankets for your couch and sofa.

  • Travel Blanket – When you are taking a long flight, or you want extra warmth on your camping trips you can use your hammam towel as a lightweight blanket to keep yourself warm.

  • Picnic Blanket – If you love to go on picnics, then hammam towels can serve you as a large eye-catchy picnic blanket.

  • Shawl – Because they are so lightweight, and have eye-catchy patterns, hammam towels can also be worn as a trendy shawl.

  • Hammam/Sauna/Spa Towel – whenever you go to have a relaxing time to the spa, hammam towels are perfect to take with you because they are large to cover yourself, yet very lightweight and fast drying.


Traditional Turkish hammam towels are created by special tight weaving techniques and dyed with natural dye yarn which makes them eco-friendly and safe for you and the environment. By using a hammam towel you are also saving the environment. Our hammam towels are also OEKO-TEX certified, which guarantees you that all of our towels are created free of harmful chemicals. You can check them out here.




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