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    Default Will Hair Stay Dry in a Swim Cap?

    I know this thread is done in some fashion a few times every summer but I wasn't swimming then. I also looked under search but that was only about protecting hair, not keeping it dry. I have sighed up for two swimming classes this fall and would like to at least keep my length dry. I'm surprised that even with my tailbone length hair that the new swim cap I bought I still has extra room in the cap. Do you think it will be water tight?

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    Default Re: Will Hair Stay Dry in a Swim Cap?

    I've been a swimmer most of my life and I haven't found a swim cap that keeps hair dry. You might be able to keep most of it dry if you use a smaller sized cap, but that may be more damaging to your hair due to tugging and pulling. You could also try two caps - maybe a cloth one to hold your hair together, and a rubber one to go over that?

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    Default Re: Will Hair Stay Dry in a Swim Cap?

    No, swim caps don't keep hair dry.
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    Default Re: Will Hair Stay Dry in a Swim Cap?

    Tried one; it didn't keep my hair dry.

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    Default Re: Will Hair Stay Dry in a Swim Cap?

    Neither Lycra or Silicone caps will keep your hair dry. I've tried. The only way to keep your hair dry is to not submerge your head.


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    Default Re: Will Hair Stay Dry in a Swim Cap?

    I've had a few over the years and none ever kept my hair dry. I've never seen anyone take off a swim cap and have dry hair. I wish there was a cap that could keep hair dry.


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    Default Re: Will Hair Stay Dry in a Swim Cap?

    Yeah, it seems like swim caps aren't meant to keep your hair dry- keep it out of your eyes maybe- and my pals who swim get their hair and the cap wet prior to putting it on!

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    Default Re: Will Hair Stay Dry in a Swim Cap?

    I'm not sure about anyone else, but from experience, competitive swimmers use caps to reduce the drag that their hair causes. It's not made to keep your hair dry, just close to your head so you swim through the water easier. Plus, it keeps it out of the filter system.

    I've always had to wet my hair to keep my cap even ON. If that's the case, wet your hair in the shower, even though dunking your head underwater may seem easier.

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    Default Re: Will Hair Stay Dry in a Swim Cap?

    Lycra ones not at all, silicone ones partially (if you're lucky), but the short answer is definitely no.

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    Default Re: Will Hair Stay Dry in a Swim Cap?

    I put my hair up in a high cinnamon bun and use 2 swimcaps. Both are just ordinary cheap ?latex? ones. I cut the top part off one of them, and use it over the whole one to get better coverage. They stay on pretty well, and only let a little water in around the edges, so my length does stay dry. Hope that helps.

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