Why You Need to Wear a Swim Cap:
Here’s a fun fact that might not make much sense to you: Swim caps are not meant for keeping your hair dry.
I know, I know—so what the chlorinated heck is the point of wearing one if not to keep our hair dry?
Well, there’s a few reasons why you should wear one when you go swimming:
Keeps your hair out of your face. Having your hair slop down in front of your goggles, blinding you mid-length during the middle of your swim workout, is no one’s idea of a good time. Think of your swim cap as a hair management tool.
Keeps hair out of the pool. A little talked about benefit of swim caps is that it keeps your hair from proliferating into the common water of the pool. More times than I can count I’ve seen a hairball come slowly flying at me through the water like an asteroid in space while swimming. Caps keep your hair from littering the pool.
Protects your hair from chlorine. Although your cap doesn’t keep your hair perfectly dry (unless you’re the head-up breaststroker type of swimmer), it does keep a majority of the chlorine-soaked water from coming into contact with your hair. Chlorine, being a solvent, is not overly awesome for hair (which is why you should also be using a good swimmer’s shampoo to fully rinse the chlorine out of your hairdo).
Makes you a little more hydrodynamic in the water. This is most relevant to the competition swimmer—swim caps can help you decrease a little bit of drag and resistance in the water. Domed caps, as covered in the competition caps section, provide a wrinkle-free cap experience that minimizes your drag profile in the water.
In the case of neoprene swim caps, which we review more fully here, they help keep your head nice and warm in cold, open water.
Best Swimming Caps Guide
Best Training Swim Caps
These swim caps are ideal for your day-to-day use in the pool.
From your weekend warrior swimmer to the this-sport-is-my-complete-life swimmer, these swim caps will survive the long bouts of training in the water with you.
The silicone swim cap is my go-to training cap.
SUPERIOR COMFORT ~ Lightweight and soft stretchable hypoallergenic silicone that makes it simple to put on and off
EXTRA VISIBILITY ~ Bright colors
Silicone is the most durable of materials used in the construction of swim gear, most notably with caps and swim goggles.
100% Polyester Swimming caps (Lycra cap)
More durable and comfortable
1. Material safe, environmental friendly; SGS certificatesapprove-d;
2. Flexible,smooth,anti dust finish ,logo printing available;
3. It can perform very well even under extremely high or low temperature
4. Odourless and non-toxic, washable, easy to clean with cleaner if dirty.