A latex hood can be a great way to add anonymity play. A latex hood can either cover that whole face with no holes for the eyes, or mouth with holes to breath in the nose, or a variety of hoods with eye holes and mouth hole, or with mouth hole and no eye holes. The Rubber hoods with no eye holes are fun for sensory deprivation play, where the wearer is at the will of the Dom.
Types of Rubber Hoods
We use the term rubber and latex but it really kind of means the same thing, but latex tends to have a more synthetic latex in the mix whereas natural rubber has natural latex from the latex plant in it. Rubber hoods or latex hoods they both have the tight skin on skin feel and a similar sexy smell to it.
There are a number of types of latex hoods.
Zipped Latex Hood:
Zipped Rubber Hoods are hoods that have a type of zip in the back of the head. This type of hood is the easiest to get into and out of. There are benefits to having a zip in the hood as non zipped hoods can take some getting into and can be frustrating. With a zipped latex hood you need to be careful not to get hair caught in the zip, as this can caused pain and can be very uncomfortable to move in. Zipped hoods are also more likely to last longer than seamless latex hoods as you do not have to stretch the latex to go over the head, and therefore avoid the likelihood of ripping the latex.
Moulded latex hood
A moulded rubber hood is made from a mould of one piece of latex. This type of hood has one way of getting into it and that is from the neck area, pulled over the head until the face is in position. Although for some these are the sexiest most erotic type of hood as once on they are hard to remove and therefore wearing it is a dedication to your kink, they are also the hardest to get on.
To get the moulded hood over the head takes some stretching and we recommend avoiding the latex with finger nails as this can cause the latex to tear easily. Getting the hood on takes some time, you should not over stretch the latex as it can rip, therefore give yourself some time to get it on. You will find the feeling once on of skin to skin latex and it will be worth the wait and all the effort.
PonyTail latex hood
The ponytail rubber hood is normally a hood with an attached ponytail with artificial hair, but can also be a hood with a tube to pull through your natural hair. This is a feminising type of latex hood, for females it asserts the feminine feature of hair and for the transgender it is a perfect way to show the femine side. Hoods can come in black latex but also in pink, red or any other colour you can think of. Latex hoods with the Ponytail are extremely popular but tend to be more expensive than a standard hood.
Open Face Hood
The open face hood is a latex hood that has a oval cut out giving access to the wearers mouth eyes and nose. This open face hood is less restrictive than other types of hood and you can see the wearers face and expressions. The open face hood is good for anyone who suffers from claustrophobia as other hoods can give off the feeling of being in an enclosed space and for those who find that sensation scary would be well placed to try an open face hood first.
Latex Hood Cleaning Instructions:
As with other latex clothing you should clean the latex hood in warm water, not hot and with no soap or liquid detergent. You can use a soft cotton cloth to wipe the hood clean and you should make sure the hood is 100% dry before storing it away in a dry but not too warm dark storage area. The hood can be talc-ed inside to help the putting on of the hood and to absorb some of the sweat. You should store the latex hood away from sunlight to avoid getting UV damage.
Shining the Latex Hood
You can buff the latex into a really nice shine using a silicone based latex shiner. You can purchase the same place you buy the latex hood and is worth investing in. You can use a cotton cloth to apply the silicone based latex shiner and leave it on and buff it up. If you prefer the more natural look of latex then you can clean the rubber and leave it and it will have a slightly shiny look but will retain the natural look of the rubber.