Hair can get caught in the fibers of some fabrics. I hate the idea of putting a towel near my head. I find them drying (duh) and harsh. There are some towels are the market that focus their marketing towards women with curly-hair, but I'm not interested in trying them because I find towel-drying to be unnecessary. I like my hair to be soaking wet when I'm setting. I usually just squeeze out the excess water in the shower and set my hair. While I'm setting my hair, I set in sections and the sections I'm not working on are clipped up in a plastic cap. Water getting all over the place isn't an issue for me. If anything, I put a towel on the floor so the water doesn't get everywhere.