I like many others, only wash my hair about twice a week. Really it ends up being once every 4 days. In between those hair wash days I still like to feel refreshed and hydrated so I do still take showers. Getting my hair wet on a nice hot day even if I am not washing it does feel good, but not every day do I want to concern myself with styling. So I present to you my solution.
The shower cap.
I know this is the thing that your gramma uses and complains about when she cant get them for free from hotels anymore. But, it is a simple, time saving solution to busy mornings (or in my case evenings).
I didn’t need to buy a single thing to fashion this thing together. I have seen DIY shower cap ideas made out of dollar store table clothes, but I didn’t want to buy a whole table cloth if I was just going to use about 20 inches of it. To DIY this showercap you will need the following.
You will need…
- cute cotton fabric
- old grocery bags
- 1/2 wide inch elastic
- Parchment Paper
Between layers or parchment paper, iron 2 thicknesses of plastic grocery bags together (one bag/both sides). You should only need to do this to 2 grocery bags to reach the desired diameter of 20in.
Zigzag these layers of fused plastic together on the edges. If you are looking to prevent water from coming between the stitching you can fuse a strip along the zigzags as well.
You should now have a large rectangular sheet of plastic.
Next you must cut this plastic and your cotton fabric in circles 20 inches in diameter.
Now you have a choice. You can:
A. Stitch around the perimeter right sides together then flip the cap out, stitch a channel for the elastic and pull the elastic through.
B. You can can stitch the elastic on approximately 1 inch in from the edge on the underneath of the plastic to give you the traditional shower cap ruffles.
Either way you will be left with a shower cap that will keep your hair dry, your wallet full, and your garbage can empty!
How often do you guys wash your hair?