Blue Sky Scrubs - A Guide to Picking the Best Scrub Cap For You
Posted by Amy on 19th Nov 2021
Proper hygiene is crucial in every medical setting. Along with gowns and gloves, scrub caps are an essential piece of personal protective equipment (PPE) used to keep the operating room disinfected and free from contamination. While choosing a scrub cap may seem like a routine choice on function over form, there are more options out there than you may realize.
Forecasts estimate that the scrub cap market will see a 3.90% CAGR (compounded annual growth rate) between 2021-2027. The main reason for this is that the interest in the medical industry is increasing dramatically. So don’t be surprised to see an increase in the types of scrub caps available.
While having options is great, having a myriad of choices may make it hard to land on just one. We’re here to clear up that confusion. Today we’ll look at the different types of scrub caps and help you pick out the best scrub cap for your needs.
The Different Types of Scrub Caps
Before you choose the scrub cap that is right for you, you have to know your options. Below you will find the four different types of scrub caps available.
1. Ponytail Scrub Caps
There is an opening in the back of ponytail scrub caps to accommodate long hair. Some ponytail scrub caps also have a pouch that you can tuck your hair into, providing extra protection.
2. Pixie Scrub Caps
Pixie scrub caps are close-fitting scrub caps designed for medical professionals with short hair. There isn’t much extra room in a pixie scrub cap, so if you have long or thick hair, this wouldn’t be a great option for you.
3. Bouffant (aka Poppy) Scrub Caps
Bouffant scrub caps are also known as poppy scrub caps. They look like an extra-large shower cap or a deflated chef’s cap. A poppy scrub cap is great if you have long or extra thick hair because your hair fits into the extra room in the cap.
4. Disposable Scrub Caps
Unlike the scrub caps described above, which are made from material and are washable, disposable scrub caps are not reusable. This makes disposable scrub caps a good choice if you work in highly contagious or messy environments.
How to Choose the Proper Scrub Cap
Most scrub caps are one size fits all, so once you choose the style of scrub cap that will work best for you, you don’t have to worry about choosing the right size. However, keep in mind when choosing a style that if you choose the wrong style, it won’t fit properly.
After you have decided on a style, next, you’re going to want to check out the fabric. If the cap is 100% cotton, it will be light and breathable, but it may shrink when you wash it. There are different cotton-polyester blends available. The polyester in the cap will add durability to the cotton, and it will also keep the cap from shrinking.
Now it’s time for the fun choices! Not only are scrub caps available in solid colors, but there are also many different prints available, from flowers and polka dots to cartoon characters and abstract designs. So no matter what you are looking for, there is a design to fit every personality. You can also find scrub caps with fun features such as shark fins and cat ears, which are perfect if you work in a pediatric ward.
It’s a good idea to have multiple scrub caps on hand. Not only does that allow you to have a variety of choices, but you will be sure to have an extra cap on hand while the others are in the wash.
Turn To the Scrub-Making Pros for All of Your Scrubwear Needs!
With all of the choices out there, there’s no need to get stuck with boring scrub caps or ones that simply aren’t comfortable. Instead, you can choose the type of scrub cap that works best for you and then choose from designs that match your unique personality.
At Blue Sky Co., we have been creating awesome scrubs for over 15 years. Blue Sky is 100% fair trade and authentically made, and there is nothing we love more than supporting medical professionals.
Because nothing but the best is acceptable for our medical professionals, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee on all of our products. If, for any reason, our products didn’t meet your expectations, we will exchange or issue a refund within 30 days of your original purchase date.
If you’re ready to start wearing hand-made, ultra-comfy scrubs designed exclusively for you, check out the shop and find the best scrubs available, just for you.