One of my friends Anne, she is an African American with very long hair, came to me and asked “Hey Jason, can you please help me find a swimming cap for my long hair, which do not let the water into my hair while I swim and keep my hair dry and where can I buy it?”
This is really frustrating situation and most of the swimmers with long hair face it whenever they go to swimming.
I was overwhelmed with her questions, and here is what I told her in my reply, hopefully this is useful to her and all of those swimmers with long hair and wanted to buy the best swim cap for their long hair.
First we wanted to list out top 5 best swimming caps for long hair right now in 2017, so that you can directly see the cap and buy instead of bothering further reading.
Top 5 Swimming Caps For Long Hair
Great to see you here and that you are interested to find out more about the swimming caps, go ahead and dive into the details.
Things You Should Look Into a Swim Caps for Long Hair
Choosing the right type of swim cap is very important. There are many types of caps available in the market, you have to decide what you are wearing the cap for and then buy a perfect one for your particular need.
Swim caps are design for different purposes, few of them are good to keep hair away from your face and eyes while you swim and few of them are good for cold water or hot water swimming.
In the case of swimming caps for long hair or dreadlocks you should consider these things first because these are specially designed caps that protect your long hair.
- The cap should be stretchable: not all swimmers have the same head/hair size so make sure to check that the swim cap you are buying must be stretchable. Due to stretching a swimmer with very long hair can easily put the cap on without fear of tearing it up. Extra expansion can make sure your hair fit into the cap easily and keep the hair dry while you swim.
- Cap’s Material: Cap’s Material: Look for silicon material caps, which are very stretchy. These caps are thicker, easy to use, water proof and effortlessly fit on almost all head size not matter how big or small your head size is. Due to water resistance these caps are capable of keeping your hair dry. Very durable and due to water resistance these caps are capable of keeping your hair dry while you swim.
- Ear Pocket: due to technology advancement there are major transformation happening in product designs, same advancement is being seen in the swimming caps too. The newer swimming cap’s design is improved and now the caps come with ear pocket design which covers not only your long hair but also cover your ear so you don’t feel heaviness on your ears and it won’t let water go into your ear while swimming. It’s very irritating and uncomfortable and may affect your swimming performance.
- No Snagging and Pulling your hair: pulling and snagging hair while wearing the swimming cap is very common to swimmers with long hair and it is very irritating thing and no one want to lose hair while doing so. Make sure to try wearing and removing the cap before you buy. Unfortunately you can’t test a cap if you buy it online, so the only option you have is to read the review and judge it by yourself or choose the one which we listed above where we have assured all of these features are present in the caps.
Where to Buy Swim Caps For Long Hair
The best option is to go to your nearest swimming accessories store and buy the one you like. If you don’t bother to go out and buy, you can buy it from sitting inside your home on the internet – there are many online websites you can buy from, here are few of the big names coming into my mind.
How to Put the Swim Cap on Long Hair
Now that you have decided which swim cap you will go with, it’s time for you to get some tips on how to put the swim cap onto your head before going into the swimming pool.
Here is the step by step process:
- Knot your long hair
- Wet your hair with water
- Open the swim cap
- Put the swim cap onto your head
- Adjust the swim cap as per you feel comfortable
If you are still not sure how to put the swim cap, read this interesting piece of article with pictures Or watch this video
In the End
To close this answer to my friend’s quest of finding her the best swimming caps for her long hair is over, hope this article will be helpful to my friend and for my readers who are looking to buy their new swim cap. Feel free to share your thoughts by commenting on this article.