3 Ways to Put on a Swimming Cap

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3 Ways to Put on a Swimming Cap
3 Ways to Put on a Swimming Cap
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Wearing a swimming cap has its advantages. In addition to preventing chlorine-filled water from coming into contact with your hair, you keep the strands away from the face and have less resistance to swimming. You will also help the pool owner keep their pool filters free of lint. Caps are visually simple, but can be tricky for a beginner. With a few simple tips, you'll be able to put on the cap without a headache!

Steps

Method 1 of 3: Putting on the Cap by Yourself

Put on a Swim Cap Step 1

Step 1. Clip your hair

If you have long locks, tie them into a ponytail or bun (depending on length). Make sure your hair is tight and secure.

The cap can force the hair down. Pin your hair a little higher than you expect it to be in the cap

Put on a Swim Cap Step 2

Step 2. Moisten your hair

Wet the wires in a sink or take a shower for a few seconds. Damp hair makes the material of the cap slide better. Caps tend to stick together and pull dry threads.

Cover your hair with a thin layer of conditioner to make the process even easier

Put on a Swim Cap Step 3

Step 3. Open the cap with your hands

Try wetting the inside of the cap; although this is not necessary, many people claim that this method makes placement easier. Hold the sides of the cap with your hands.

Depending on the cap, moistening it can make it difficult to put on

Put on a Swim Cap Step 4

Step 4. Place the cap over your head

Tilt your head forward and place the tip of the cap against your forehead, between your hair and your eyebrow. Allow the cap to cling to your forehead and use your hands to pull it up and cover the rest of your head.

Put on a Swim Cap Step 5

Step 5. Make the necessary adjustments

Fit loose strands of hair, arrange the front of the cap to cover the hair and take it off the eyebrow, uncover the ears, etc. Push the back of the cap against your head to secure it and put on your swimming goggles.

The position of the cap in relation to the ears is personal. Some people prefer to cover their ears completely, especially in competitive swimming. There are those who prefer to cover them partially or not to cover them

Method 2 of 3: Putting on the Cap with Help

Put on a Swim Cap Step 6

Step 1. Clip your hair

If you have long hair, tie it into a ponytail or bun. The cap can move the hair, so secure it securely at the top.

Put on a Swim Cap Step 7

Step 2. Wet the strands

Dip your head in the pool or take a shower before putting on your cap. As the material in the caps tends to adhere and pull the dry strands, dampening them can facilitate placement. Obviously, this will depend on the material of the cap.

Put on a Swim Cap Step 8

Step 3. Put on the cap

Open it with your hands and tilt your head forward. Hold the front of the cap against your forehead as a friend pulls the back of the cap over your head.

Put on a Swim Cap Step 9

Step 4. Make the necessary adjustments

If you are uncomfortable with something after placement, make adjustments. Pull the cap, arrange it on the forehead and secure the loose hair.

Position the cap around your ears in the way that is most comfortable for you. You can cover them completely or partially. If you prefer, do not cover them

Method 3 of 3: Putting on the cap with assistance (alternative method)

Put on a Swim Cap Step 10

Step 1. Clip your hair

If you have long hair, tie it into a ponytail or bun very firmly, as the strands can move when putting on the cap.

Put on a Swim Cap Step 11

Step 2. Fill the cap with water

Ask a friend to turn the cap inside out and fill it with water. You can get water from the pool or any other source.

The friend must hold the cap by the sides

Put on a Swim Cap Step 12

Step 3. Put on the cap

Sit on the floor and ask your friend to stand holding the cap over your head. He will "drop" the cap over his head, so ask him to hold it at a considerable height. He must release the cap at once so that it falls perfectly over his head.

  • The speed of the fall (due to the weight of the water) will make the cap fit your head perfectly.
  • Such a method does not always work on the first try. Results may be inconsistent and some adjustments will always be necessary.
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Step 4. Adjust the cap

Arrange it as needed, whether fitting loose parts, hiding loose strands, or placing the cap around the ears.

Tips

Put baby powder inside the cap and shake it to remove the excess. If you don't find talc, use baking soda or water

Notices

  • Do not wear a torn or pierced cap. It is very likely that it will break during use.
  • Never poke the cap with your fingernail as you may pierce or tear it.
  • Latex caps are not as resistant as silicone caps. Try different models to find the best one for you.
  • Latex caps can cause allergic reactions in some people. If you are allergic, look for caps made of other materials.

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