Swimming caps are very useful, not only do they keep your hair dry(or drier than if you are to not wear a swimming cap) but they also prevent hair getting in your eyes, and making you more hydrodynamic in the pool.
If you’ve looked at swimming caps you’ll know there’s different materials and different styles which all serve different purposes. We’ve compiled a sort of ‘swimcap 101 below to show some of the more common (and a few of the lesser known) materials, styles, and why they differ.
Different Materials and Styles
Lycra: These are made to reduce hair tear making them very comfortable on the head and also lightweight. They feel much less restrictive than other swimming caps and are easy to put on and take off without damage to hair or skin.
We hope this has been helpful, entertaining, or both. We sell a variety of swimming caps on our partner site TheSwimmingShop- and have more information on our ‘swimcap guide’ so check out our webpage.
If you want advice on caps- or anything else- please ask your instructor; or comment below and one of our team will get back to you!