This article covers long hair swim caps. If you have long hair, finding the right kind of swim cap can take some time. Because I wore shoulder-length hair as a man a few years back, I can provide you with some tips that will make the task of choosing the right kind of cap easier.
Bubble swim caps are ideal if you have long hair. This one's made by Nike.
I advise you to always wear a swim cap, and especially so 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. This can quickly become problematic especially with long hair.
Additionally, without a swim cap, long hair quickly gets in the face while swimming, and it is no fun to swim in this fashion.
Swim caps come in a few different materials. With long hair you'll want to avoid lycra swim caps. Lycra swim caps don't provide a tight fit and will most likely slip off quickly if you put your head under water.
As you can see, the bubble swim cap has plenty of space left to tuck under long hair.
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:
The best option for a long hair swim cap is the bubble swim cap. Even if its look is a little bit peculiar, it works very well with long hair.
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