There are a lot of items that are being used much less than people think. We are talking about things or products that for most people do not make much sense or they are not very convenient. One such example is the classic shower cap. Shower caps have been around for decades and surely enough, everyone has seen them or know what they are. Their utility is quite straight forward. A shower cap is meant to protect the hair from water when taking a shower. Long hair is more difficult to dry up which is why shower caps are mostly used by women. Still, there is nothing wrong for a man to use one as long as there is hair that can get wet.
The vast majority of shower caps are made out of a synthetic fabric or material that is also waterproof. They use an elastic strap to keep the shower cap in place and prevent water infiltration. The main difference between them is the design printed of then cap and the type of material used. There is nothing special that would make one model significantly more expensive than a different one. Still, there are some manufacturers that sell their shower caps for unreasonably high prices. These products did not manage to get into our list.
Best Shower Caps in 2017
For our list we were able to pick 10 different shower caps that are actually worth spending money on. With these things said, let’s jump right to our top 10 best shower caps reviewed in 2017.
Table of Contents
- 10. Dilly’s Collections Comfortable MICROFIBER Lined Shower Cap
- 9. Mudder Waterproof Women Shower Bath Cap
- 8. Eslite Waterproof Double Layers Shower Cap
- 7. Betty Dain Trendy Turban Comfort Fit Shower Cap
- 6. Fashion Design Stylish High Quality Reusable Shower Cap
- 5. Mudder 2 Pack Women Waterproof Shower Bath Cap
- 4. Honest Good Waterproof Nylon Eco-Friendly Peva Shower Cap
- 3. blowpro The Perfect Shower Cap
- 2. Betty Dain Hipster Collection Mold Resistant Shower Cap
- 1. Betty Dain Socialite Collection Terry Lined Shower Cap
10. Dilly’s Collections Comfortable MICROFIBER Lined Shower Cap
The Dilly shower cap is a fairly simple model made out of high quality materials and with a rather nice design. It is a black cap with a printed pattern featuring small dolls. The cap is actually made out of a microfiber material that adds an extra layer of defense against water, keeping the hair dry. It has an elastic band that is not too tight and not too lose to keep it properly in place and prevent the hair from coming out.
- High-quality microfiber fabric
- Playful and modern design
- Fits tightly into place
- Quite expensive
If we were to look at the rest of the models in our list, this would be one of the most expensive shower caps. It is still a good pick for the ones that are looking for something that looks and feels premium. The model is available in multiple sizes including a small one for children as well as larger ones for adults.
9. Mudder Waterproof Women Shower Bath Cap
Mudder waterproof women shower bath cap is a good pick for the ones that are looking for something simple without having to pay premium. The shower cap comes actually as a pack of two. Both have the same pattern with butterflies but they have different colors. Both of them are made out of high quality PEVA and they completely protect the hair against water. According to the manufacturers, the caps are fit for showering, SPA and cooking but it is difficult to imagine someone using them in the kitchen.
- Comes in a pack of two
- Pleasant design
- Quite expensive
8. Eslite Waterproof Double Layers Shower Cap
Eslite offers a great shower cap that comes with a decent price tag. It is not the most affordable one but it is well made and it fits very well. The cap is made out of a special EVA material that prevents water from going trough. It has an elastic band that makes it feel comfortable and can be found in four different colors. All of them have a simple pattern with white dots and they are oversized so that they fit adults no matter how long their hair is.
- Decent price tag
- Multiple colors to choose from
- Made out of a high-quality EVA material
- Not as large as some would expect
Despite being advertised as oversized, the cap is not that big. It is still large but some women with very long hair might have some trouble using it. Women with shorter hair will be able to work with it. According to the manufacturers, the cap measures about 10 inches in diameter and the elastic is just 4.72 inches in diameter.
7. Betty Dain Trendy Turban Comfort Fit Shower Cap
Betty Dain shower cap is one of the more comfortable products in our list as it uses a softer elastic band. It is fairly large and offers enough room for women with very long hair. It is made out of a special waterproof material and it has a modern design with prints of leaves of different colors. Men would not be embarrassed to wear it if needed. According to the manufacturers, the cap has also a sound reducing effect.
- Modern unisex design
- Water repellent and comfortable to wear
- Quite large
- Sound-reducing effect is barely noticeable
Despite being presented as having a sound reducing effect due to the special polyester material used, the effect is not that impressive. It does reduce a bit of the sound but nothing mind-blowing. It is not much different from a standard shower cap. This means that it fits well and it is fairly comfortable without having a ridiculous price tag.
6. Fashion Design Stylish High Quality Reusable Shower Cap
The FashionBoutique shower cap is a good pick for women that are looking for a cap that actually feels premium. It is made from a very soft and silky material that is completely water repellant and is very comfortable to wear. It comes in a regular adult size and should fit well most women. The elastic strap is sewn-in and it is very easy to take off. It has a rather interesting and pleasant design with cherries printed and a light green color.
- Decent price tag
- Premium quality fabric
- Comfortable fit
- Not large enough for women with very long hair
The cap is available in a standard size. While most women will have no trouble using it, the cap is not large enough for women with very long hair. Unfortunately, the manufacturers do not offer the cap in a larger size. It is still a good pick and can be found in a child size and comes with a rather modest price tag for the quality it offers.
5. Mudder 2 Pack Women Waterproof Shower Bath Cap
The Mudder shower cap is a great option for the ones that are looking to get a good deal for their money. It is a simple cap that comes in a pack of two for a decent price tag. One of them is black while the other is pink with black dots. They are both made out of PEVA nylon which means that they are completely waterproof and feel quite soft to the touch. The caps fit well and are quite comfortable to wear.
- Decent price tag
- Comes as a pack of 2
- Made out of high quality PEVA nylon
- Color from the cap will come out
Before using the cap it is better to just give it a good wash. They are machine wash safe and this needs to be done because the color will come out. Rather than to have the color coming out while taking a shoer, it is better to just give it a good cleaning before. It will retain some of its color but it will no longer look like a new product after washing it.
4. Honest Good Waterproof Nylon Eco-Friendly Peva Shower Cap
Honest Good waterproof shower cap is a good pick for the ones that are looking for a lighter model. It is made out of a very thin material that is capable of keeping the water out and protect the hair. It is made out of an eco-friendly PEVA nylon and it is quite soft to the touch. The model comes with a universal size and it is being shipped with various colors and patterns. There are 4 different models to choose from with patterns such as hearts, flowers, dots or even kittens.
- Soft material
- Made out of eco-friendly materials
- Completely waterproof
- Not large enough
While most women will be fine with the cap, some will find it a bit too small. The cap is not large enough for a woman with very long hair. The good news is that it fits very well and the elastic strap ensures that the hair is securely protected. It is not one of the most affordable caps in our list but it is surely a good pick.
3. blowpro The Perfect Shower Cap
blowpro offers a great shower cap for a decent price tag. It is made out of a durable polyester material that is water proof and quite resilient. The model is available in a simple white color with red and grey stripes. One important thing to mention is that the cap comes with its own bag that makes the cap easy to carry and takes little to almost no space at all. It is a great option for the ones that need a shower cap when traveling in a hotel room or somewhere away from home.
- Comes with a carry pouch
- Simple unisex pattern
- The elastic strap wears out fast
One surprising aspect about the shower cap is the quality of the elastic strap. It seems that the strap will wear out faster than expected. Still the cap should be good enough for frequent use for several months would tearing apart. It fits well in the beginning but once the elastic gives in, the cap does not fit the same. It still stays on but it is less tight which can turn into a problem.
2. Betty Dain Hipster Collection Mold Resistant Shower Cap
Betty Drain Hipster Collection shower cap is an interesting product from several points of view. According to the manufacturers, because of the material from which it is made, the cap is mold resistant even if left in a humid room. The cap comes with a simple patter with roses and hearts that might not appeal to many but it gets the job done very well. It is made out of a PEVA material and it is very resilient to wear and tear.
- Completely waterproof
- Sits on tightly
- Not very large
Similar to other models in our list, the cap is not very large. It is also available in just one size which does not help a lot when it comes to women with very long hair. On the other hand, the cap is available in four different colors to choose from.
1. Betty Dain Socialite Collection Terry Lined Shower Cap
Betty Drain Socialite shower cap is by far the best selling product in our list. It is not the most affordable one but it is also not that expensive. The cap is made out of a waterproof nylon exterior with a soft cloth lining. The elastic strap makes it fit quite comfortable and keeps the hair away from water. In terms of design, the cap is available in a stylish black and white pattern as well as several other color combinations. All of them have a unisex design.
- High quality fabric
- Excellent protection for the hair
- Reversible design
- Not very large
Just like with most other shower caps, the model is not very large. Most women will be able to used it but as expected, when it comes to very long hair, it might not be big enough. Still, most people will not have any problems with it. If it does not fit properly it can be returned although it might not be worth sending it back since it does not cost a lot of money.
How To Choose A Decent Shower Cap
It is difficult to say exactly what makes a shower cap better than the rest. The materials from which they are made is pretty much the same. All of them do a good job at keeping the water out and protecting the hair. Their sizing tends to be a bit different but not by much. Some models area available in multiple colors and sizes. It is worth noting that some low quality models may have issues with the color and will require to be washed first before being used. In the end, the best model is actually the one that seems the most appealing. The main criteria for picking a shower cap is the colors and the printout and there is nothing wrong with that.