As most of you probably know, cotton absorbs the moisture from the hair, so a silk or satin cap is the best option to protect hair from harmful drying and breakage. After a bit of research, I came across the Swigcap.
According to the website, the Swigcap is comprised of 19mm pure silk material, unlike most wig caps which are comprised of either nylon, wool, polyester, or cotton materials. Due to the use of pure silk, the Swigcap claims to be non drying while preventing thinning and breakage around hair perimeter. It also claims to be a comfortable and durable solution to helping hair retain moisture and luster while wearing wigs.
This sounded like exactly what I was looking for so I decided to go for it and place an order. The caps come in two colors; black and neutral. Size options are not offered. I decided to order one in each color. At $12.99 apiece, my order total came to $25.98 + $2.50 for shipping. My caps arrived USPS first class mail five days from the date I placed my order.
|Swigcap in black and neutral.|
Preparing my hair:
(I don't know how to "cornrow", so before putting on Swigcap I twist my hair as flat as I can and pin it in up in
Fit: The Swigcap did not come in different size options, but there was a noticeable size difference between my neutral and black colored Swigcaps. The elastic band around the cap was smaller and felt much tighter on the black cap. The neutral cap was very comfortable and felt a lot more roomy.
|Swigcap in black & neutral.|
Black Cap vs. Neutral Cap: I compared the two and as you can see in the picture below, the elastic on the black Swigcap appears a little tighter or perhaps it was cut smaller so the band around the front is tighter. I'm not sure if this is consistent with all Swigcaps, but I also ordered a black cap for my mother, and the elastic band in the front of her cap was tight as well. I am still able to get it on my head, and once on; it begins to feel more comfortable.
How I wear my cap: I pull my Swigcap back a little because I like to show a bit of my hairline when wearing a wig. I just flatten the small amount of excess cap fabric towards the nape of my neck so the top of my wigs lay flat.
Swigcap care: Caps should be washed with cold water and mild soap and can be soaked in luke warm water for 3-5 minutes; gently moving the cap from side to side during soaking. They should not be dried in the dryer, and a mixture of vinegar and water can be used to remove stains.
(Full lace unit with Swigcap underneath.)
*I am not affiliated with Swigcap, and I purchased this product with my own money. This review is based on my personal opinions and experience with this product.*
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