My hair is 2b, fine, porous, thinI owned one of these before going CG. When I plop with it, it pulls more water out of my hair then flour sack towels or cotton t-shirts. For me, that is a good thing. I really like this towel. I haven't used other microfiber options, so I can't compare this towel to them.
I have 3 of these and love them! Wouldn't want to live without them!
When I felt them, I found them softer than towels like those in the automotive section but not nearly as soft as Deva towels. They catch on my hands, and I hate that. Probably the waffle weave is less catchy. They do seem thick and I do believe they would be absorbant.
These work to pull water out of hair, but will still cause frizz for me if I scrunch too hard. Works great as a "plopping" towel, though!