How to Apply a Swim Cap

How to Apply a Swim Cap
Swim caps are made of latex or silicone, with each material having advantages and disadvantages. Latex swim caps are less expensive and stay on a swimmer's head more securely while swimming. Silicone swim caps are more durable than latex and they are easier to put on than latex swim caps. When you apply a swim cap to your head, take care to pull it carefully from the front to the back and then make any minor adjustments necessary.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Swim cap
  • Swim cap
Step 1
Hold the swim cap by the opening and look carefully at the way the opening is shaped. Most swim caps have an oval opening, with the front and back of the swim cap being at the longest length of the oval.
Step 2
Check to see if there is an image or a picture on the swim cap. This will also show you what is the front and back of the swim cap. Adjust the cap according to any image that may be on the cap so the image is right side up when the cap is on your head.
Step 3
Stand bent at the waist with your head upside down. Place the inside front of the swim cap along the middle of your forehead and stretch the swim cap back over the crown of your head toward the back of your head. Pull the back of the swim cap down until it rests along your hairline along your neck.
Step 4
Tuck your hair up into the swim cap. If your hair is exceptionally long, twist your hair together first and then tuck it up into the back of the swim cap as far as it will go.
Step 5
Pull the edges of the swim cap down over your hairline along the entire perimeter of the swim cap so that the swim cap seals on your skin.
Step 6
Adjust your hair from the outside of the swim cap to make sure it is comfortable under the swim cap. The more naturally you position your hair under the swim cap the more comfortable the swim cap will be. Try not to pull your hair tightly inside the swim cap.

Tips & Warnings

 
Many swimmers opt to wear swim caps to reduce drag as they swim through the water and to protect hair from harsh pool chemicals.
 
Many swimmers opt to wear swim caps to reduce drag as they swim through the water and to protect hair from harsh pool chemicals.

Article Written By Kathryn Hatter

Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator and regular contributor to "Natural News." She is an accomplished gardener, seamstress, quilter, crocheter, painter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator and she enjoys technical and computer gadgets. Hatter's Internet publications specialize in natural health and she plans to continue her formal education in the health field, focusing on nursing.

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