My mother has dementia and has become hard to move since she spends most of her time in bed asleep. We keep her at home and she is 83. We had no idea what we were going to do with her hair since taking her to a salon was out of the question. Her fear of water also made it impossible to get her near a shower and TRY to wash it. So I got on line and starting searching, and then I saw the shower cap from Sage. After reading how to use, it was just what I was looking for! I started with an order of four to see if I would like them or not. I did, and placed another order but for more this time! It is so easy to use and washes mom's hair really well! This product was exactly what we needed! There is a little residue feel to the hair when drying it but hey, it washes her hair and am pleased with the results!
Before washing her hair with the cap, I brush her hair out and then I brush her hair up to the top of her head. By doing this I found her hair gets under the cap better for washing.
On the package it says to warm the shower cap" no longer than 30 seconds" in the microwave. I have found more than 14 seconds is too hot for my mom. When you open up the cap after warming you can feel the moisture inside the lined cap. It is a soft lining and durable. I then place the cap on her head. I try to get all the hair inside the cap along with the short ones that tend to slip out. (This is why I brush her hair upwards before putting the cap on.) I massage her hair for at least the allotted time and sometimes a bit more. I take her cap off, and any hair at the nap of the neck or around her face that slipped out of the cap, I gently take the lining on the cap and just rub those spots. It is really easy to do and works!
My mom's temperament can be up or down and she tolerates the cap just fine! Sometimes I have to remind her what we are doing and she accepts it because there is no water dripping down her face. After washing, I dry and then style it. The hair looks great and healthy but most of all CLEAN!