If you’re big on rocking protective styles, maintaining a blowout, and extending the life of your curls, you already know that a shower cap is an essential hair accessory. Even if you don’t fit into any of those categories, you probably have one hanging in your bathroom on standby for special occasion styles. But does every cap work? Or does it leave your edges damp, nape soaked, and hair frizzy? Fret no more. Gone are the days of trying to reuse those flimsy plastic shower caps that lose their strength after each bath. We’re moving on to bigger, better, and more sustainable options. Below, we’ve rounded up the 20 best shower caps to invest in for every hair length, style, and price point.
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1 Rose Rapid Dry Lisse Luxe Hair Turban
Aquis’ cap is made with a unique technology called Aquitex, which is a fabric that is lightweight but still saps up water no matter your hair type or concern.
Instead of getting your box braids wet each time you shower, preserve your style longer with this 25-inch long cap that comes with a thick headband to keep water out.
3 Disposable100 PCS Bath Caps
You’ll never have to worry about running out of shower caps because this set comes with 100 pieces. Plus, they’re disposable, which makes them great for quick trips.
4 The Morning After Shower Cap
Drybar, known for its famous blowout bar, created a shower cap with terrycloth lining to protect your hair from frizz in between salon visits.
Reversible Satin-Lined Shower Cap
If you have a ton of hair, this is the perfect shower cap for you. This oversized option has an adjustable strap so that you can keep every single strand protected in the shower. Plus, it’s reversible so you can match the color to your mood!
Leopard Print Totally Pampered Gift Set The Vintage Cosmetic Company
So maybe you need a little extra pampering. Why not splurge and grab this kit that includes a shower cap, loofah, makeup removing cloths, and a headband? Your self care routine just got a whole lot more luxurious!
Best for Thick Hair (Runner-up)
Waterproof Reusable Women Shower Caps
Don’t be fooled by the seemingly small appearance of this cap. Its scrunched up band allows it to expand to accommodate the thickest of tresses.
8 Luxury Shower Cap For Women
A shower cap that makes you feel like you’re staying at a five-star hotel. Adjust the bow for a tighter fit.
Luxury Shower Cap
Fashion and function effortlessly come together with this bonnet-like shower cap. You can choose from several sophisticated prints that range from chic stripes to cool-tone florals. While the front is adorned with a flirty bow, the back has an elastic band that allows you to comfortably tuck in all of your hair.
Fashionista Collection Mold Resistant Lined Shower Cap
Over 5,000 Amazon reviewers anointed this the number one shower cap on the site. It has a mold-resistant, PEVA lining (a safer alternative to carcinogenic PVC), a firm elastic band, and a roomy interior. It’s also very easy to clean since it’s machine washable.
If you’re not fond of sharing, purchase this shower cap quad so everyone in your home can have their own. We also love that the eco-friendly material has a luxe, satin-like finish.
Best for Thick Hair
Premium Collection Super Jumbo Shower Cap
Exactly how big is this shower cap? Probably large enough to accommodate Rihanna’s lush faux locs in Ocean’s 8, Ariana Grande’s signature flowing ponytail, the late Amy Winehouse’s trademark beehive, and Diana Ross’ famous afro. Check the review pictures if you don’t believe us.
Best Gentle Protection
Satin-Lined Adjustable Shower Cap
Not only does this cap keep the water from touching your hair, but the soft satin lining prevents any tugging or tension to preserve any hairstyles while you scrub-a-dubb-dubb.
Best Water Resistant
AfroShower Large Royal Blue
Swimma produces protective headwear for swimmers with natural hairstyles—locs, twists, natural hair, etc.—so who better to trust when trying to protect your hair in the shower?
Shower Cap Terrycloth-Lined
If you want to make an environmentally friendly purchase, this BPA- and PVC-free shower cap should be your top choice. Scientists believe that BPA, a chemical used to make plastic, may act as a hormone disruptor. When absorbed into the water supply, it can negatively effect aquatic life.
Large Satin Lined Shower Cap
Satin is one of the best materials for your hair since it helps to retain its moisture and reduce friction (which prevents frizz). We love that this cap helps to preserve your style in the shower, but can also be used to protect your hair at night.
Palm Leaves Print Reusable Shower Cap
Bring the tropical vibes straight to your bathroom with this adjustable shower cap dipped in bright green palm trees.
Best Vintage Style
Cherry Print Shower Cap The Vintage Cosmetic Company
For anyone who’s obsessed with a 1950s, Doris Day-inspired aesthetic, this is the shower cap for you. The tight elastic will keep the cap from slipping off, letting you shower in peace. No wet strands here!
This eco-friendly option is made with recycled and sustainable materials and comes with a storage case for easy usage on-the-go. The soft, organic cotton lining will prevent frizz and keep your hair looking fresh.
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