Swim cap designed for natural hair ruling to be reviewed following backlash ahead of the Olympics

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Following days of backlash and a lot of questioning, the International Swimming Federation says it will look at its decision to ban a specific swimming cap.

The swimming cap in question is from Soul Cap is designed for natural hair with volume. Last week, Soul Cap said the sports governing body denied its application for certification, which means that cap will not be allowed during the upcoming Olympics. 

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"We hoped to further our work for diversity in swimming by having our swim caps certified for competition, so swimmers at any level don’t have to choose between the sport they love and their hair," reads a message from the company's founders in a lengthy Instagram post.

The International Swimming Federation acknowledged the public response and said it's reviewing the decision

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