By BR Amelia
You know what I take home with me after I've stayed at a fancy hotel? The shower caps you find in the bathroom next to the miniature sewing kit. They're such handy little numbers - perfect for popping your hair up in when you're colouring it (way easier than wrapping cling wrap that's for sure), and ideal for when you've just had your hair styled at the hairdressers and are wanting to keep the shower's moisture from ruining your 'do'. There's one thing I'm not fond of about shower caps though - they just don't last all that long. The elastic breaks. The plastic tears. Then you're back to having to book a fancy hotel so you can get your hands on another one (joking, I know you can buy them...)
Recently though I stumbled upon the shower cap of my dreams.
Named 'All Caps', this shower cap has been designed with a tonne of benefits for those who care for their hair. For example, it can accommodate all hair types and styles - including long hair, meaning no more hair kinks post-shower. A microfibre band means your hairline is kept dry (and let's be honest, there's nothing more annoying than water seeping under your standard shower cap creating a case of the frizzies). It's inner-material is soft and silky in order to keep your head from creasing or having an attack of the static.
Oh, and it's fully adjustable so you can get your perfect fit, as well as being environmentally friendly, and reversible.
The only catch? It's US$52, which is around $70 in Kiwi currency.
My breath may have caught in my throat when I read that... It's a lot of money for a shower cap, but it turns out All Caps is not just a shower cap. It can also be used during spa treatments and spray tans. You can sleep in it and wake up the next day with non-mussed up hair. And when you reverse the cap the plastic side can be used to help enhance hair treatments.
So really, it's a five-in-one product, and it's built to last a lot longer than your usual shower cap, which kind of makes the price justifiable.