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The Adidas Hair Cover has revolutionized what it means to be a wrestling hair cap. Since the beginning of time, hair cover manufacturers have been using the same basic design over, and over…and over, with small tweaks here and there. Adidas wrestling decided to totally rethink the design and create something that would fit great, stay securely in place, and integrate perfectly with your headgear. If you aren’t familiar, hair caps are required in scholastic and collegiate wrestling for anyone who has hair past their ears or eyebrows. The original hair caps used for wrestling were basically just glorified skullcaps or do-rags. After realizing these were constantly falling off and getting tangled during scrambles and hand-fighting, the governing bodies of wrestling made a rule that all hair caps needed to be attached to the headgear. So, manufacturers added two little loops to thread your chinstrap through. Yay.
The Adidas Hair Cover took things a few steps further by creating a hair cover that will stay in place with or without headgear, and allow for better hearing. First, you’ll notice they’ve connected both sides with a chin strap, so it won’t fall off or slide down. There are also built-in loops on either side for a chin strap, as well as an additional loop on top for the front straps of your headgear. Smart! On both sides, there are holes to fit your gremlin-like cauliflower ears through. This provides an additional anchor for the hair cap, and allows you to hear better. But let’s be honest, you’ll probably still hear the team mom yelling from the stands before you hear your coach telling you to run the half. Oh well. The entire hair cap is made of comfortable and stretchy Lycra fabric that is made to fit perfectly and stretch to fit that enormous mop on your head. Ok, we admit it, it kind of looks like that thing the astronauts wore under their space helmets in Apollo 13… but it works great! Go get em’ tiger!
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