This article gives you some advice about choosing a long hair swim cap.
Even though I'm a man, for a few years I wore shoulder-length hair. This gave me some perspective on which swim caps work and which ones don't work when you have long hair and are interested in swimming. So I'll relate my experience here.
While it might not be mandatory to wear a swim cap at your local pool, I nevertheless advise you to wear one if your hair is longer than a few inches.
While the swim cap won't keep your hair dry, it will nevertheless protect it from the bulk of chlorine in the pool. Chlorine is very aggressive on hair and renders it brittle. Additionally, without a swim cap you'll quickly get hair in the face, and it's no fun to swim with the eyes covered with hair.
Swim caps come in a few different materials. You want to avoid lycra swim caps. Lycra swim caps don't provide a tight fit and will most likely slip off if you swim seriously with your head under water.
There are a few different swim cap sizes and shapes. However, if you are looking for a long hair swim cap, you are pretty much restricted to the following two options:
That's it, I hope that with my advice you'll be able to find the swim cap that suits your long hair perfectly. Good luck!
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