Washed and dried towels as directed. Have used one week and I am not impressed. For the price I paid for the 6 piece set......these are not worth the $. I bought a hand towel from a discount store that was rayon from bamboo that was thick and REALLY nice. I expected these towels to be the same and should have known not to expect the same. I have to keep these since I have already washed them, but will not buy this type of towel again unless I can actually feel them first.