The weather is beautiful outside for most people, and a lot of you might be doing more swimming or other water activities than usual. Protecting your locs while engaging in any water activities can be beneficial in more ways than one.
Keeping Your Dreads Dry When Swimming
If you have starter locs, you might not want to get them wet or if your hair is long, you may not want it to get wet either, since it takes long to dry. Not only that, you should consider the after effects of chlorine if it’s a swimming pool or the salt water if you’re at the beach.
Is Chlorine Bad for Your Dreads?
Use a dreadlocks swim cap to keep your hair from getting wet while you’re swimming. Swim as long as you want without worrying about how your hair is going to look after having fun in the water. The chlorine in the pools can eventually weaken your hair if it’s not covered. Some people have even experienced hair loss, so the best thing to do is to keep it covered.
These caps are specially designed with enough space to tuck a good length of hair into it. Even if you don’t have dreadlocks, you can use it just the same, if you are wearing braids or you simply have long hair. They still do the job, which is preventing your hair from getting wet.
Can you imagine taking a swim at night or late evening, and having to wash your hair out right after, then making sure that it’s dry before going to bed, when you could simply throw on one of these protective swim caps.
Swimming Lessons With Locs
For those of you who are taking swimming lessons, the last thing you want to worry about or distract you, is a swim cap that keeps slipping off your head or is too tight. You want to choose a swim cap that is comfortable and not too tight, just tight enough to securely keep your locs in place.
Cover When You Shower
Going somewhere special with your locs styled nicely? Try a shower cap that covers your entire head of locs. You won’t have to worry about your hairstyle getting wet and smelling damp and musty. Choosing one that is also durable is another key factor when choosing shower caps for dreads.