Nowadays, a motorcycle helmet is our great companion on the street. However, most of us may not know the best ways to clean our helmets.Wearing motorcycle helmets for a long time is the cause of manyscalp diseases. This daily habit supports the excretion of sweat and oil on your scalpas well as creates an ideal environment for dandruff and fungus, which caused infections and itchy scalp.
Therefore, in order to protect ourselves from diseases caused by dirty motorcycle helmets, we need to learn how to clean them usually. In this article, I will help you to discover more methods of cleaning your motorcycle helmet.
Personally, before learning these efficient ways of hygiene, I hardly clean my own motorcycle helmet because of my laziness, and maybe, so do other people. However, if we are too lazy to clean our helmets, we will likely get illness caused by fungal infections on thescalp. Here are my own simple methods of cleaning motorcycle helmet:
For motorcycle helmets without removable liner:
This kind of helmets are difficult to hygiene, however, they are the most popular type of motorcycle helmets in the marketplace. The best way to clean helmets without theremovable liner is to gently wash the liner by hand. You can also use the same method for the exterior shell of your motorcycle helmet.
It is usually thought that motorcycle helmets with non-removable liner cannot be washed by the washing machine; however, in fact, you can apply this way normally. Anyway, you should buy a specialized laundry wash bag for thehelmet (I recommend using a mesh bag or a bra washing ball), for the sake of the helmet as well as the washing machine.
For motorcycle helmets with removable liner:
It is easier to clean this kind of motorcycle helmets. All we need is to separate the interior liner and the exterior shell of the helmet. After removing the liner, you can wash it by hand. Another way is to use the washing machine to clean it, but do not forget to choose the “ gentle”or “hand washing” setting before washing in order to avoid damaging the helmet’s interior liner.
For the motorcycle bike’s exterior shell, you can drop a little bit of detergent on it. Then, use a wet towel to gently clean the shell and wait for a moment until it gets dry.
For motorcycle helmets that consist of visors and vents…You just need toremove them one by one. By this way, you can clean the details conveniently and easily. Next, use a toothbrush to clean the visor and the vent carefully.
Now that you have discovered simple and useful methods to clean your motorcycle helmets, you need to do this at least once a month. Anyway, a clean helmet will make us feel more comfortable and confident when getting out.
Some notable tips for a clean motorcycle helmet:
Nowadays, there is some kind of spray cleaners for motorcycle helmets that have animmediate effect. However, the dirt on your helmet, which mainly comes from the sweat and oil on your scalp,cannot be easily cleaned by common spray cleaners as most people usually think. Therefore, the most efficient method is to wash your motorcycle helmet carefully. We will now discover more efficient ways to preserve your helmet:
- If your helmet gets wet by the rain, you should use a dry cotton towel or a hair dryer to dry the exterior shell as well as the interior liner.
- Do not wear the helmet when your hair is wet because it can create an ideal environment for fungus on your scalp.
- In case you do not have much time to clean your motorcycle helmet usually, you can resort to the sunlight in order to prevent the development of fungus. By this way, you need not worry about the unpleasant smell of sweat on your helmet anymore.
A clean motorcycle helmet is always a great companion with you on your ride. Therefore, do not forget to take care of it usually because this is alsoa useful way to take care of your health.
My name is Bradley Miller; I own a car and a motorcycle. My love for motorcycles is not new-found, I remember wanting to ride a motorbike since my childhood days. As soon as I could afford my own vehicle I bought a Triumph Street Triple 2011 made. I am from Austin, Texas and the weather is pleasant here for most time of the year.