Swimming Nemes By Danielle Obe

Swimming Nemes By Danielle Obe

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Nemes protects, moisturises, hydrates and conditions you scalp, hair and hairline while you swim, spa, style, and shower according to its inventor Danielle Obe who based her new swim caps on Egyptian designs.

Nemes were pieces of striped head cloth worn by pharaohs in ancient Egypt.  The original nemes covered the whole crown and back of the head and nape of the neck.

Obe explains, “The chlorine dries out the hair, causing it to be frizzy, brittle and ‘thirsty,’ which is what causes breakage, hair thinning, and—in some cases for women with processed, delicate hair—it falls off if the hair is not thoroughly washed out, conditioned, and rehydrated. Getting into any type of aquatic activity then was a huge no-no. I couldn’t go swimming in the evening after work. If I did, how would I turn up for client meetings the next morning?

The NEMES is a waterproof versatile and stylish recreational aquatic scarf exclusively designed to keep hair protected and dry in and around water. Now everyone with gorgeous hair – Afro, Asian, Caucasian, dreads, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, hair type or hairstyle can swim, spa or shower with confidence and in style.” 

For more information, visit Obe’s Instagram here.

Together with Ed Accura and Alice Dearing, Obe co-founded the Black Swimming Association.

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