To all the bikers out there, if you are losing a lot of hair then maybe helmet is one of the reasons for the loss. If you are wondering what the problem is and how you can stop this problem, then you surely are reading the right content.
CAUSE: Helmet is an essential accessory of a biker as it may save your life in the worst condition, but not everyone is fond of a helmet maybe because it can sometimes be itchy or heavy on your head. It is always necessary to choose your helmet wisely,but it is still a must thing for you when you ride. Now coming to the main problem which is the hair loss that is associated with the wearing of a helmet. It is scientifically proven that wearing a helmet can stimulate your hair fall. When you wear a helmet for a long time in summer noon or afternoon, you can feel your sweat dripping from your head. This head sweat accumulates around the pores of your hair follicles and damages the roots of your hair. The sweat, when mixed with dirt from the atmosphere, becomes the perfect breeding ground for bacteria which infects the scalp and ultimately accounts to the hair loss.
REMEDY: Now as one has understood the real cause of the hair fall it’s time to find the solution to it. Firstly, to prevent your helmet from getting soggy with your head sweat, always wear a scarf on your head before wearing the helmet. This prevents the inner walls of the helmet from becoming soggy and also stops the helmet from getting infected from multiple uses after long drives take a break and wear off your helmet. Let the air sway through your hair. Give it some oxygen to breathe upon. Use shampoos while taking a bath after the ride. The shampoo also clears dandruff which can arise due to sweat accumulation. As you clean your head with shampoo, it is also essential to clean your helmet with any anti-bacterial then let it dry off under the sun as it is the most significant natural disinfectant. And before wearing it make sure it is perfectly dry. This will prevent the bacterial action on the scalp ultimately saving your hair.
If you follow these steps faithfully and show some care towards your hair and your helmet, those two will surely be friends. In the ending note, I would like to say hair loss is still better than losing your life. Always wear a helmet while riding. Ride often Ride safe!