Shower caps may look ridiculous, but they are a lifesaver for days when you want to protect your hair from getting wet while showering. When you are getting late for work or school, the last thing you want is your hair getting wet.
Wearing a shower cap saves you time and energy because you won’t have to think about washing your hair every single day. You can use shower caps to pack your hair when you do your hair treatments and leave them on overnight.
For the caps to be efficient, they need to be reliable and sturdy with an elastic band that will secure even the little pieces in place. Some shower caps are machine-washable, while others you can clean using warm water and dish soap.
I have rounded up the best shower caps that are durable and comfortable. Most of these have a thicker material lining for the best securement, and they come with different eye-catching and fun designs.
Kitsch Waterproof Reusable Shower Cap
This hair cap is easy to get on and tight around the hairline that keeps all my hair dry. It is made of 100% Nylon with an elastic band that stretches and accommodates most head sizes. This cap stays in place and doesn’t let any hair sneak out. It also keeps the air protected and humid free. Simply secure the hair in a low bun at the nape of the neck. It is waterproof, comfortable and the patterns are pretty and chic.
SHHHOWERCAP Shower Cap
This shower cap is made of non-plastic, waterproof fabric that is machine washable with an added antibacterial coating that prevents mildew growth. It defies humidity by letting water out but never in. in addition, it’s great for conditioning treatments. The cap is on the pricier side but worth the money as it is sustainable. It doesn’t leave any annoying mark on your forehead. This one is so elegant and functional.
Betty Dain Mold Resistant Lined Shower Cap
This hair cap has waterproof fabric with leak-free elastic hems that keep you dry. Its microbe-resistant construction ensures your cap stays clean and fresh. They are fully machine washable for added convenience and long-lasting durability. It's thick, but not uncomfortable. It is recommended to let your shower cap air dry fully to extend its life.
niceeshop Microfiber Elastic Reusable Shower Cap
The inner material of this cap is made of superfine fiber while the outer material has a PVC film that ensures that the water won’t get in. It is sewn beautifully with absorbent lining. It fits snug but does not leave a mark on the skin like other caps. After many uses, if not dried properly it can smell like mildew, however with a quick rinse in vinegar and water on the washing machine makes it as good as new. For the quality, it is a really good value for the money.
The Vintage Cosmetic Company Shower Cap
This cute shower cap is perfect for keeping your hair tucked, dry, and frizz-free while you are bathing, taking a shower, or at the spa. It is made with lightweight PEVA waterproof lining underneath, and with a super soft floral print polyester satin fabric on top. It can also work for applying conditioning and overnight hair treatments. One size is suitable for all hair types, lengths, and textures. The elastic band is typical of most shower caps, but it stretches well and keeps the cap snugly on your head. The design is true to the name—really retro.
Klorane Washable Terrycloth Lined Showercap
This is an eco-friendly, BPA and PVC free, terrycloth-lined shower cap that locks out moisture, keeps hair dry, and prolongs hairstyles between washings. It is, machine washable on the gentle cycle. The elastic holds hair in place well and no piece ends up peaking out. While it holds the hair tight, it is not painful. The design is pretty and suitable for everyone.
mikimini Waterproof Washable Shower Cap
This shower cap is made with sewn-in soft elastic that is flexible and stretchy while the decorative hem makes it stylish. It’s a good choice for showering, hair mask treatments, and SPA treatments. This fits perfectly on every size head and hair type. This cap is thin and lightweight (which makes it easier to pack when traveling) and it does keep hair dry.
EcoTools Cruelty Free and Eco Friendly Shower Cap
This hair cap is designed with an organic cotton lining to keep hair dry while showering and is also great for deep conditioning treatments. The cap gets dry real quick and it has a plastic holder where you fold the cap so it won’t ever mold. The soft cotton inside is really comfortable when the cap is on in the shower. Reverse it for hair treatments and conditioners.
Goody Styling Essentials Shower Cap
These caps are made with the most durable waterproof material to keep water and steam from ruining your style. Generously sized to accommodate any hair length and type. The elastic is durable for a secure fit but not overly tight. The material is not flimsy or lined with something that gets wet and has to dry out. It is also, great for home or travel.
Drybar The Morning After Shower Cap
This shower cap is lined with terry cloth to absorb steam in the shower, protecting your blowout from frizz. It protects the hairstyle and helps eliminate curls from humidity. The inner lining is made of thick but still soft cloth while the outer plastic surface is soft and flexible. The cap is not "plastic-y" at all and does not get moldy. The design is really cute and comfortable.
ESARORA Waterproof Double Layer Shower Cap
This shower cap’s material ensures your cap stays clean and fresh. It's super durable, lasting for at least a year. You can either use it to keep your hair dry while taking a shower or protect your fabulous hairstyle when sleeping. Fits very securely and the size is just right. The patterns are pretty with vibrant colors and nice material.