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Our Favorite Shower Caps You Must Have



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shower capsA well-fitting, waterproof shower cap is a great way to protect your hair from the elements. Unfortunately, shower caps that are not of the highest quality end often end up on store shelves. We tested 21 different types of shower caps over nine months and recommended a luxurious satin-lined cap.

How did we pick?

Shower caps can be water-resistant, but not waterproof. Caps that dry our hair and scalp bone-dry are what we prefer.

The research

You might be surprised at the number of better options for shower caps than you have used in the past. Many of the reusable, sturdy caps that you can find online are much more durable and will keep your head dry even under the most intense shower streams. They can also look cute.

You should know this: I am a shower cap fan for a lifetime, as both a wearer of them and as an aspiring designer. I have dozens of prototypes to my credit, all stemming from my decade-long effort to empower people when they shower.

In my teens and twenties, I spent hundreds of dollars each year to straighten my naturally curly hair. I was obsessed with finding a better shower cap that would protect my hair from water, so I tried to create one.

Over the course of a decade, I developed dozens of prototypes, with my efforts leading to a few failed patent applications.

This was before motherhood and an appreciation for my natural-born curls. Although I might one day return to my obsession, it is possible that others have made great strides in caps design in the meantime.

Apart from being a lifetime shower cap fan, I am also Wirecutter’s health, beauty, and grooming expert. I have tested everything from hair dryers and bath bombs to bathroom scales.

caps by Glow by Daye are large, comfortable, waterproof, and easily adjustable to fit most heads. The company also offers a generous warranty.

People who are looking for luxurious protection don’t mind spending a lot.

Why we love it: The Glow By Daye Satin-Lined Shower Cap is the only one we tested that packed every feature. This makes it a reliable option for children and adults of all hair types and sizes. With a 14-inch diameter, it’s more spacious than the luxury shower caps.

PVC is used to make the cap. The soft satin liner acts as an extra protective barrier, protecting as many or as few hairs as you need. It has an adjustable drawstring that can be adjusted to fit smaller heads or to expand to accommodate long hair dreads and hair rollers. The cap is also water-resistant around the perimeter.

The Glow by Daye shower cap is more costly than other reusable shower caps, and more than twice as expensive as all of our other choices. Its exceptional performance and adjustability make it worth the extra expense. It also comes with a 1-year replacement warranty which is more than any other shower cap that we tested.

Flaws, but not a dealbreaker: The drawstring and satin-lined lining make this cap slightly heavier than others, but it is not too heavy. Some testers didn’t care as much about drying their hair, so the extra 20 seconds it took to adjust and tie the drawstring was not worth it.

Care instructions: The manufacturer’s instructions recommend hand-washing (video). However, it performed well when machine-washed on cold and dried in the air to check its durability.

At the time of publication, there were two options: one color (Purple Rain), and one print (Heartbreaker).

Betty Dain Fashionista Showercap – Traditional style with fun prints

There are thousands of caps on the market, but there are only a few different styles. Most shower caps are round and elasticized. However, there were a few exceptions to our test pool like the Turbella 2in1. We only considered reusable. We looked for models that could hold a lot of hair and were large enough to be reusable.

A shower cap can be made from any material. However, we will only focus on caps that have at least one layer of waterproof material. There is usually plastic or plastic-coated fabrics. PVC and PEVA are good for keeping hair dry, but they can be difficult to recycle.

We had 21 shower caps to choose from. My family, two adults, and two children tested them over the course of eight months using the following criteria.

Effectiveness: Shower caps that claim to be impenetrable allow water to penetrate the cap through either the fabric or an insecure perimeter.

Comfort and fit: Shower caps should not slip off or cause hair damage.

Durability: We searched for shower caps that were durable and would still look great after six months of regular use.

These criteria were helpful in narrowing down the testing pool. I also sent the finalist caps out to three more Wirecutter staff members: someone who has a larger-than-average head and wears a shower cap less often, someone who is a frequent shower cap wearer and describes their head as average, and a novice shower cap user (who also considers the size of their head average).

Together with their children and partners, they evaluated each cap for effectiveness, comfort, durability, and longevity.

The Hairsome Shower Cap for Men, a Gatsby-hat-shaped cap, is large and comfortable. It is made with two layers of waterproof fabric. Although we found water occasionally leaking from the cap’s unique brimmed edges, this cap is still an excellent choice for those who care more about how their hair looks in the shower than whether it keeps their hair dry.

Quickie Cap shower caps have a unique feature: they can open from the top and bottom. This allows wearers to attach their hair with magnets or Velcro. This style of cap didn’t cause hair to be smooshed than our Glow by Daye pick. However, if you want a shower cap that opens from the top, this is a great choice. Etsy has many more patterns, including a children’s version.

Although the Shower cap is made with waterproof fabric, it’s twice as expensive as our Glow by Daye pick. It’s also not nearly as comfortable or roomy. We also found that our hair’s perimeter was more water-resistant after using this cap.

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Although Louvelle shower caps look cute, they are not able to hold as much hair as ours.

whole life shower caps have a satin-lined, comfortable design. However, water can seep into the cap and get on the hairs of our testers.

Kitsch caps look cute but the lack of elastic at the top makes them less secure than our picks.

The Adama shower cap has a smaller and more secure design than our other picks.

These SuperCrownz clear, jumbo caps look better than the one we picked from Donna. However, they are not as large and are often three times more expensive.

Turbella XL is currently unavailable. It’s difficult to adjust, and it’s not as waterproof or as capacious as our other picks.

We were not able to find a twist-turban-style shower cap that was as comfortable, watertight or expansive as the Cap Wrap and Turbella 2in1 we tested.

Tracy Vence and Kalee Thomson edited this article.

About your guide

Nancy Redd, a senior writer at Wirecutter, covers everything from Santa hats and bath bombs. Redd is also an on-air host who has been nominated for a GLAAD award and a New York Times bestseller. The Real Santa is her latest picture book. It follows a determined little Black boy on his quest to find out what this jolly icon really looks like.

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Deadline Extended: Link PAN with Aadhaar by March 31, 2023 or face penalties



How to Link PAN with Aadhaar

The deadline to link your Permanent Account Number (PAN) and Aadhaar has been extended until March 31, 2023. Please be aware that there is now a penalty associated with linking PANs with Aadhaar; if you link them now, there will be an additional fee of Rs 1,000 as the last date without penalty was June 30th 2022 which has passed already.

Prior to the March 31st deadline for linking your PAN and Aadhaar, all non-exempt PAN holders who do not fall under an exemption category must link their PANs with Aadhaar. Without this link, inoperative status of your PAN will take effect as of January 1, 2023; thus, don’t wait – link it now!

Please be advised!According to the Income-tax Act of 1961, all persons holding a PAN who do not fall within an exempt category are required to file returns…

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According to a Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) circular dated March 30, 2022, “Rule 114AAA of the Income-tax Rules provides that if someone’s PAN becomes inoperative, they cannot furnish, intimate or quote it and shall face all consequences under the Act as a result.”

According to an advisory published in The Times of India on March 6, 2023 by the income tax department, here are six consequences of not linking your PAN with Aadhaar.

Your PAN card will no longer function.

Filing an ITR will not be possible.

Pending returns will not be processed.

No refunds can be issued once an order has been placed.

Pending proceedings, such as those related to defective returns, cannot be completed.

Tax will be deducted at a higher rate.

If you have not linked your PAN with Aadhaar yet, here is how to do so according to the Income Tax Department website.

How to Link PAN with Aadhaar

How to Link PAN with Aadhaar

How to Link PAN with Aadhaar

Step 1: Navigate to the Income Tax website ( for assistance with filing an income tax return.

Step 2: Navigate to the Quick Link section and click on ‘Link Aadhaar‘.

Step 3: Enter Aadhaar number and Permanent Account Number, then pay late fee of Rs 1000 using ePay tax functionality after following onscreen instructions.

Step 4: Once payment is complete, visit ‘Link Aadhaar’ section again and enter your name, mobile number, Aadhaar number and Permanent Account Number (PAN).

Step 5: Confirm the information by selecting ‘I agree to validate my Aadhaar details’ and clicking on the ‘Link Aadhaar’ option.

Step 6: Enter the OTP received on your mobile number and click ‘Validate’ to complete linking.

How to Verify Aadhaar-PAN Link Status

Are you uncertain if your Aadhaar and PAN numbers are connected or not? Here’s an easy way to verify.

Step 1: Navigate to the Income Tax e-filing website at to begin filing your taxes electronically.

Step 2: Under Quick Links, you will locate the ‘Link Aadhaar Status’ option.

Step 3: Enter your PAN and Aadhaar numbers, then click ‘View Link Aadhaar Status’.

Step 4: If your PAN is linked with your Aadhaar, a message will appear on your screen.

Here are essential FAQs regarding PAN (Pay As You Earn) and Aadhaar linking, according to the Income Tax website through March 31st 2023.

Who Needs to Link Aadhaar and Permanent Account Number (PAN)?

According to the Income tax website, Section 139AA of the Income Tax Act requires every individual who has been allotted a permanent account number (PAN) as of July 1st, 2017, and who is eligible for an Aadhaar number, to inform it in the prescribed form and manner before the prescribed date (31st March 2022 without fee payment or 31.03.2023). For further details regarding this requirement, refer to CBDT circular No.7/2022 dated 30.03.2022.”

Who does not require Aadhaar-PAN linkage?

The Aadhaar-PAN linkage requirement does not apply to anyone who is:

I) Living in Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, or Meghalaya.

II) A non-resident as defined in the Income-tax Act, 1961, if they reached eighty years or older at any point during the prior year;

III) Not a citizen of India as per the Income Tax website

(Originally Published March 06, 2023)

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Motilal Oswal Financial Services: Buy Tech Mahindra Targeted Price RS 1180 Lets Explain In Details



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Motilal Oswal Financial Services has issued a buy call on Tech Mahindra with an objective price target of Rs 1180. At present, the stock’s market value stands at Rs 1106.95. Motilal Oswal Financial Services advises investors to maintain their stop loss at Rs 1100.

Tech Mahindra, established in 1986, is a large-cap company (with a market cap of Rs 107651.26 Crore) operating within the IT Software sector.

Tech Mahindra’s key products/revenue segments for the year ending 31 March 2022 include Software Services.

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For the quarter ended 31-12-2022, the company reported a Consolidated Total Income of Rs 13981.70 Crore, up 4.19 % from last quarter’s Total Income of Rs 13419.65 Crore and 19.77% higher than last year’s same quarter Total Income of Rs 11673.90 Crore. Net profit after tax for this latest quarter came to Rs 1294.30 Crore.

The company’s top management consists of Mr. Anand G Mahindra, Ms. Shikha Sharma, Mr. Haigreve Khaitan, Dr.Mukti Khaire, Mrs.M Rajyalakshmi Rao, Penelope Fowler, Manoj Bhat, Dr.Anish Shah, C P Gurnani and T N Manoharan; B S R & Co LLP is its auditors; as of 31-12-2022 the company had 97 Crore shares outstanding.

Investment Rationale

The stock has reversed its lower highs on both daily and weekly time frames, suggesting it may have broken out of consolidation mode on a monthly basis.

Promoters/FII Holdings

On 31 December 2022, promoters owned 35.19 percent of the company; FIIs held 27.95 percent and DIIs 23.54 percent stake respectively.

(Disclaimer: Any recommendations given in this section or reports attached herein have been authored by an external party and do not represent the views of Economic Times (ET). ET does not guarantee, endorse, or support any of their contents and expressly disclaims all warranties, express or implied, related thereto. We advise you to consult your financial adviser for independent advice before making any decisions.

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CEO faces backlash for crying selfie after layoffs announcement on LinkedIn



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CEO Crying Selfie Layoffs: A CEO of a US company is facing flak for the way he announced the firing of his employees on LinkedIn, with people deeming it reprehensible.

Braden Wallake, the CEO of HyperSocial, posted a photo of himself crying while trying to explain why few employees had to be laid off from his company.

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CEO posts crying selfie on LinkedIn after firing employees

CEO criticised for his crying selfie after firing employees

CEO posts crying selfie on LinkedIn after firing employees

“I’ve gone back and forth whether to post this or not. We just had to layoff a few of our employees. I’ve seen a lot of layoffs over the last few weeks on LinkedIn. Most of those are due to the economy, or whatever other reason. Ours? My fault,” Wallake wrote.

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“I made a decision in February to stop selling our main services and focus on a new service. A higher priced service. It’s a great service, and something we will continue to offer, but it’s for the right kinds of companies,” he added.

“Now, I know my team will say that ‘we made that decision together’, but I lead us into it. And because of those failings, I had to do today, the toughest thing I’ve ever had to do.”

Wallake said despite the layoffs, the company has always been a people first business. “We’ve always been a people first business. And we always will be. Days like today, I wish I was a business owner that was only money driven and didn’t care about who he hurt along the way.”

“So, I just want people to see, that not every CEO out there is cold-hearted and doesn’t care when he/she have to lay people off. I’m sure there are hundreds and thousands of others like me. The ones you don’t see talked about. Because they didn’t lay off 50 or 500 or 5000 employees,” he said.

He further went on add that hoped his employees realised how much he loved them. “I know it isn’t professional to tell my employees that I love them. But from the bottom of my heart, I hope they know how much I do. Every single one. Every single story. Every single thing that makes them smile and every single thing that makes them cry. Their families. Their friends. Their hobbies,” he wrote.

CEO criticised for his crying selfie after firing employees

The post has gone viral and people have laid into Wallake for the crying selfie he posted.


“Don’t worry everyone. Not every CEO is cold hearted. Some are attention seeking narcissists. it’s fine. Stop worrying,” one user commented.

“Taking a selfie while crying. I applaud your ability to multitask under distress,” another user said.

“Three things that disturb me about this post – one, this strikes as “how hard this is for me, pity the poor CEO” when people have just lost their jobs. A bit insensitive. Two, the authors replies to peoples comments seem in a tone that suggests he’s not exactly heart broken. And three, if you’ve laid people off and you are taking to LinkedIn to post about it, maybe link them, sing their praises and skills and let other companies know they would be amazing people to hire. This post just comes off as attention seeking,” a third user added.

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