The INSIDER Summary:
- Beauty experts across the board say you shouldn't wash your hair every day since over-shampooing and conditioning can dry out your strands and cause split ends.
- With that in mind, many women use shower caps to keep their hair dry in the shower between washes.
- The traditional mushroom-shaped cap is now a bit more stylish thanks to Jacquelyn De Jesu.
When Jacquelyn De Jesu went shopping for a shower cap of her own, she struggled to find an option that was stylish and made her feel confident. "I disliked everything that I'd found," De Jesu told Business Insider. " It was so horrible that I decided not to get one at all — and I actually needed one."
And lo, the seed was planted to create SHHHOWERCAP, a new line of shower caps that are not only stylish but designed with your hair's health in mind.
De Jesu traded in the traditional mushroom-shaped silhouette we all picture when we think of shower caps for a sleek turban design. It's lightweight, waterproof, and looks like something you could get away with wearing to brunch with your friends.
Unlike the plastic most other shower caps are made of, SHHHOWERCAP's nano-tech fabric is antimicrobial and breathable. It effectively blocks out moisture so your hair will look just as good as it did before your shower.
After reading reviews of it on Fast Company and the New York Times, I wanted to see if De Jesu's SHHHOWERCAP lived up to its hype. The company sent me one to try, and after a couple uses, I'm sold.
The cap fit nicely over my thick hair (I recommend tying your hair into a bun) and its rubber grips kept it in place without leaving an awkward indent on my forehead. With the exception of a couple baby hairs that were too small to fit in my cap, my hair looked and felt just as nice as it did before I showered. My favorite thing about SHHHOWERCAP? It looks cool, which is something I can't say about the other shower caps I owned.
"Women tell us constantly that this product changed their lives," De Jesu said. "We change their hair habits because they actually want to use it and skip washes, and it saves them time throughout the course of the week. There's an emotional connection to what we've created, and my team and I are energized by that every single day. It's not just about shower caps."