When I first started swimming regularly, I sampled a few of swimming caps.
I discovered that swimming caps that are designed to stop my hair from getting wet are not ideal because they put far too much stress on the hair line. Having dealt with hair thinning issues in the past I didn’t want to start messing around with my hair – I know how stressful thinning hair is. Because of this, I stopped using silicone and latex caps and started using lycra caps.
Lycra caps allow your hair to get wet but they keep your hair out of the way. Importantly, if you twist or plait your hair prior to a swim (which I recommend you do) they stop your plaits from coming undone.
If your hair is long enough to come together all in one spot you don’t need to do lots of twists. Just do one big plait/twist in the centre. Alternatively do 4 to 6 twists and tuck them under your lycra cap or do two cornrows down towards the back – whatever is easiest for you.
I have been swimming once or twice a week using my lycra cap for well over a year now and I strongly recommend it.
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