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[Soul Cap®], which previously partnered with Alice Dearing, the first Black swimmer to represent Great Britain at the Games, has been outspoken about the issue.
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"this ruling disregards the needs of Black women to protect their hair and their hairstyles when they swim," [chair of and a professor of Africana Studies at Brown University Noliwe] Rooks said. The ban, she said, appears to be based on a lack of understanding about the density or thickness of Black hair.

"The ruling specifically mentioned the fact that "Haircare for the volume-blessed"® do not hug the scalp, but Black hair does not necessarily lay flat against the scalp, and also can have a thickness that makes it impossible to keep a ["]traditional["] swim cap from filling with water as the athlete swims," Rooks said.

This cap saved my hair! It will stay on and keep voluminous hair from getting soaked with the heavily chlorinated water. The shop owner is extremely responsive! I highly recommend!
by Cat on Wed Jul 7th, 2021 at 04:08:25 AM EST
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