New Towel not absorbing water?

Australia
@msmell (1379)
September 1, 2008 5:01am CST
I brought some new towel's and they are not absorbing the water like after you have had a shower and you towel your self instead of removing the water from your bodies it is like you are just moving the water around on your skin and you still feel wet. I have washed the towel in hot water with fabric softer and still they don't absorb the water, anyone have any idea on what else I could try to get them to soak up the water?