You may have noticed that swimming is a great exercise. It improves the cardiovascular system, improves the body's function and increases muscle strength, so more and more people are swimming in the pool. But you will find that many people in the pool wear swimming caps. You might think that the swimming cap is a must for swimming. What is it used for?

 Why use a swimming cap

 Protect Hair

Chlorine has a great effect on maintaining the health of swimming pool water. It can effectively inhibit the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria or viruses, and at the same time can decompose dirt. However, chemicals such as fluorine can cause damage to hair and skin, so we need to wear a swimming cap to cut off the water to protect the hair. Maybe you will think that it is a talent that needs more than 6 inches of hair. It is not that the chemicals in the pool actually cause damage to the human scalp. If you don't wear a swimming cap, swim in the pool. After a while, you will find that your hair has become dry and ran, even falling, turning green, and the scalp may become red and allergic.


Prevent Hair From Absorbing Too Much Water

 If you have a long hair, you may know that when you swim, your hair will become too heavy and it will become heavy, which will affect your breathing and reduce the efficiency of swimming. In addition, a long hair may take a long time to process, your friends have been chatting and eating there, and you have been fighting with her hair all the time. Wearing a swimming cap allows the hair to prevent the hair from absorbing too much water in the water, but it doesn't mean that the hair won't stick to a drop of water. So far, there is no swimming cap to make it completely watertight. This is what you need to know.


Reduce The Resistance In The Water And Speed Up Swimming

The swimming cap compresses the hair, ears, and head, reducing the interaction between the head and the water. At the same time, the smooth and tightly fitting swimming cap can also reduce the resistance, speed up swimming and save physical energy, and use less force for further movement.


 Ensure Safety

 Swimming in a large number of areas suggests wearing a light-colored swimming cap that allows lifeguards to quickly find you in the crowd. Bright or special swimming caps can be worn in smaller areas, and lifeguards can notice you faster.


Protect Ear

When swimming, the ears will be soaked in the water. The water in the pool will stay in the ear canal and deposit. Serious bacterial infection will occur, which may cause otitis media or otitis externa. Wearing a swimming cap protects the ear and reduces the risk of inflammation of the ear canal caused by swimming.


How to wear a swim cap

 Ordinary wear: First, find the fold line of the swimming cap, because this line is kept between the head and the face. Then keep your hands bent inward, gently into the inside of the cap, and then stretch to enlarge the opening. Lift the cap over the top of the head, rest the front inner edge of the cap against the forehead, and then rotate the cap of the cap until the cap completely covers the skull and hair, keeping the fold line in the middle of the face and removing the hand. If you still need to adjust the swimming cap, put a hand inside the hat and gently pull it outwards and downwards until it is firmly fixed. If it doesn't matter if you don't wear it, try it a few times. It's hard to wear it once.


Long hair wear: This method is more suitable for women. First put the hair up to the top of the head, and at the same time, make it evenly spread, close to the scalp, otherwise, it will form some gaps, and the swimming cap will play a better role. You can also braid your hair into small tweezers or tie it into a horsetail, which will be stronger. Also, open the hat with your hand and align the fold line. Then pull the open swimming cap from the back to the front, first wrap the back hair, then tidy the swimming cap, and put the hair that is not wrapped in the swimming cap into the cap.


But no matter which way to wear it, keep your nails smooth before putting on your hat because sharp nails can easily break the swimming cap. You can also apply coconut oil to your hair to keep your hair smooth, so it's easier to wear a hat without tearing off a lot of hair.

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How to care for a swim cap

 Many people will ignore the maintenance of the swimming cap or do not know how to maintain the swimming cap. After swimming, put the swimming cap directly into the cover or place it with your hands, so that the next time you use it, you will find that the swimming cap has become moldy or has been stuck together.


After using the swimming cap, it must be maintained in time to extend the date of use. After the swim, be sure to rinse the hat with fresh water to thoroughly remove the chemicals in the pool, as these chemicals can corrode latex, silica gel, etc. Then wipes the water with a clean soft towel. Before putting it on the lid, you can sprinkle baby powder or talcum powder inside the bottle, and sprinkle some inside the hat to absorb the residual moisture in the lid. Drying reduces bacterial growth while preventing the interior of the gel cap from sticking to each other.


Direct sunlight is also one of the reasons for the damage of the swimming cap. The cap with the swimming cap needs to be stored on swimming equipment or away from direct sunlight.