Cape Town, 30 September 2016 - Borne out of frustration, Cape Town mother Numvuyo Treffers (pictured) has created a swimming cap to accommodate the type of hair that normally cannot be contained within an ordinary cap.
CAPE TOWN - Daily struggles with an ill-fitting swimming cap has led a Cape Town mother to think out of the box.
The saying 'necessity is the mother of invention' proved true, as her unique creation - borne out of frustration - shows.
Finally, it's here! Large swim caps for #afro #hair #dreadlocks #braids #weaves #bighair #teamnatural #SouthAfrica pic.twitter.com/TBtKxacy1l— swimma_caps (@swimma_caps) August 31, 2016
Swimma Caps cater for big hair, like creator Numvuyo Treffers' long dreadlocks.
She previously opted not to swim because of her hair.
Those swimma caps guys ----. Gotta get me one . Always struggled with swimming coz of my hair. Now I can swim worry free --— Essie (@ShannaSachi) September 29, 2016
The caps come in two sizes: afro regular and afro large, using waterproof silicone material.
Different sizes and colours are being developed, and Treffers says sales are going swimmingly.
#Swimming caps for Black women with BIG hair!@swimma_caps https://t.co/fY7z75VLb2— Sisters Who Succeed (@SistersSucceed) September 29, 2016
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