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Here you can go for various types of swimming caps. There are swimming caps (swimming caps) for in the swimming pool, and swimming caps for the colder temperatures if you go swimming in the spring and autumn, for example. Bathing caps are made from (synthetic) rubber, polyester (textile), latex or silicone.
The bathing caps that are used to keep warm (so that they are suitable for open water) are made of rubber (neoprene). Often these caps have a belt under the chin to hold the cap in place.
Silicone bathing caps are made from 100% silicone, a rubber-like substance. The properties of silicone make it ideal for making bath hats: silicone is very stretchy, water-repellent, does not stick, is UV light resistant and does not cause any allergic reactions. Thanks to these properties, silicone swim caps have a great fit. The water-repellent properties ensure a watertight seal and keep the hair dry. Because silicone does not stick, the silicone swimming cap can easily be put on and taken off without creating a pulling sensation on the head hair. In addition, silicone bath hats are thicker than latex bath hats. All in all, bath caps made of silicone are more comfortable and durable than bath caps made of (natural) rubber or latex.
Latex bathing caps are made from latex. Latex is a natural, milky substance ("emulsion"), consisting of various proteins, oils, starches, sugars and more. Latex is less stretchy compared to silicone; the further latex is stretched, the greater the resistance. Latex is also somewhat sticky; the advantage is that a latex swimming cap stays in place, especially on dry scalp and hair. The disadvantage is that a latex swimming cap is more difficult to put on and take off due to this sticky property: the powdering of the swimming cap with talcum powder can somewhat reduce stickiness, making the swimming cap easier to put on and take off. Like silicone, latex is very water-repellent. Latex allergy occurs in a small part of the population.