The shedding is coming from INSIDE THE TOWEL
March 9, 2010 11:37 AM Subscribe
towels shed lint when they're new, or only cheap
posted by Nattie to Home & Garden (17 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Recently we bought some cheap towels (~$10 each) because we changed the color scheme in our bathroom. They are shedding like crazy. I've tried running them through the washer and dryer about half a dozen times now -- no fabric softener -- and every time the lint trap is just choked with lint. We still can't use them without getting lint all over, so I've resigned myself to continually washing them, trying to use them, and then washing them again if necessary. That said, from what I've read I shouldn't have had to wash and dry them this many times.
My husband claims only cheap towels shed like that. I reminded him that the towels we had before were from a department store (~$30/each) and they shedded for months before we could use them normally, but he thinks maybe those were too cheap. He thinks that if we got really nice towels they wouldn't shed as much before they're usable.
However, we're both 25 and he pretty much has no idea that what he's saying is actually true since he's never had really nice towels before. I certainly wouldn't mind having expensive towels and money isn't much of an issue for us, but I think it would be dumb to spend a lot of money on towels that will shed just as much when that's the only problem with our current towels -- they're even surprisingly soft for how cheap they are.
So: is my husband right that expensive towels shed less? Or should we be looking for towels made of a certain material? Or is my instinct correct that all towels do this?