New Post Advanced Search
Important update! We have recently reviewed and updated our Forum Rules and FAQs. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the latest version.

Swimming hat for men

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Sports and Fitness MoneySaving
25 replies 4.1K views
2

Replies

  • elsienelsien Forumite
    23.8K posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper Photogenic
    ✭✭✭✭✭
    True but exposure to the cold and wet does not help.

    You're in a swimming pool - your whole body is cold and wet. Really not sure why you think a cap will make much odds.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
  • Thomas_HoldingThomas_Holding Forumite
    177 posts
    100 Posts Second Anniversary Name Dropper
    elsien wrote: »
    You're in a swimming pool - your whole body is cold and wet. Really not sure why you think a cap will make much odds.
    I was thinking about saving time after leaving the pool. I am often in a rush and don't get my hair that dry which is what causes the colds, sorry I should have given more details, I am not that well at the moment, due to an ear infection.
  • edited 8 October 2019 at 4:02PM
    soolinsoolin Forumite, Board Guide
    66.5K posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Photogenic Name Dropper
    ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited 8 October 2019 at 4:02PM
    I was thinking about saving time after leaving the pool. I am often in a rush and don't get my hair that dry which is what causes the colds, sorry I should have given more details, I am not that well at the moment, due to an ear infection.

    Not drying your hair is still not how you catch a cold. A cold is a virus and needs to be caught from someone else who already has the virus.

    I have long hair, even in the cold weather I rarely bother drying it if I have been swimming, I just put it up in a clip so it looks tidy while I walk home and then I shower and wash my hair properly when I get home. Even then I don't use a hair dryer and allow my hair to dry naturally, regardless of the weather.

    Incidentally if you get ear infections then swimming can make them worse. I have an ear issue and having taken advice from a pharmacist I have bought special mouldable jelly earplugs that I wear . Speak to a pharmacist , they can recommend something suitable for your ear shape and particular ear issue.
    I'm the Board Guide for the Ebay Board , Charities Board , Dosh & Disability , Up Your Income and the Local MoneySaving-England board which means I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. However, do remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an illegal or inappropriate post then please report it to [email protected] (it's not part of my role to deal with this). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com
    New to Forum? Guide
  • z1az1a Forumite
    2.5K posts
    ✭✭✭✭
    Ear infections, colds, back pain. Find another pastime.
  • jimbo6977jimbo6977 Forumite
    749 posts
    500 Posts Second Anniversary Name Dropper
    ✭✭
    Wetsuit hood? Available from Decathlon among other places.
  • Important update! We have recently reviewed and updated our Forum Rules and FAQs. Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the latest version.
  • Thank you all. I will sadly need hats and plugs as I get colds often and need to keep my hair dry.
    I know it’s been answered already, but...

    Colds have nothing to do with getting wet hair
    You do not catch AIDS from a toilet seat
    If your child looks exactly like your partner’s personal trainer this is not down to recessive genes
    Hanging CDs from the front of your lorry does not make you immune to laser speed checks.
  • MarkFromCornwallMarkFromCornwall Forumite
    825 posts
    Part of the Furniture 500 Posts
    ✭✭✭
    I know it’s been answered already, but...

    Colds have nothing to do with getting wet hair
    You do not catch AIDS from a toilet seat
    If your child looks exactly like your partner’s personal trainer this is not down to recessive genes
    Hanging CDs from the front of your lorry does not make you immune to laser speed checks.


    STOP! My entire belief system has been shaken.
  • Thomas_HoldingThomas_Holding Forumite
    177 posts
    100 Posts Second Anniversary Name Dropper
    soolin wrote: »
    Incidentally if you get ear infections then swimming can make them worse. I have an ear issue and having taken advice from a pharmacist I have bought special mouldable jelly earplugs that I wear . Speak to a pharmacist , they can recommend something suitable for your ear shape and particular ear issue.
    I know - the first thing the GP asked was if I had been swimming
  • Thomas_HoldingThomas_Holding Forumite
    177 posts
    100 Posts Second Anniversary Name Dropper
    z1a wrote: »
    Ear infections, colds, back pain. Find another pastime.
    I get back pain, if I don't swim after being at the computer all day, the colds are only a seasonal problem, I only get them in the winter - and it is possible I would get some /all if I didn't swim.
    The ear infection should be fixed by ear plugs
  • Thomas_HoldingThomas_Holding Forumite
    177 posts
    100 Posts Second Anniversary Name Dropper
    I know it’s been answered already, but...

    Colds have nothing to do with getting wet hair
    I know that colds are caused by viruses - probably not a good idea to walk around at 3 degrees centigrade with wet hair though. I used to do it when I was younger and thought that I was invincible but with age it has become a bad idea.
Sign In or Register to comment.

Quick links

Essential Money | Who & Where are you? | Work & Benefits | Household and travel | Shopping & Freebies | About MSE | The MoneySavers Arms | Covid-19 & Coronavirus Support