Does wearing a helmet cause hair fall?

by | Apr 30, 2024 | Blog

Safety helmets just not only protect the rider from head injuries but also help the wearer from loud noise, rain or intense sunlight which diverts concentration while riding.

This question strikes every helmet wearer if regular wearing a helmet causes hair fall. If it is so, then what is the way out to prevent hair fall?

Does wearing a helmet cause hair fall?
No, wearing a helmet does not cause hair fall but wearing it improperly or ignoring the small safety measures of wearing a helmet causes hair fall. If a few steps of precautions are followed, then it will neither cause hair fall nor hair damage.

You might have also noticed your fallen hairs when you remove your helmet after long intervals. To deal with this problem, let’s understand the reason why hair fall is caused after wearing a helmet. These reasons are mentioned below :

However, wearing a helmet an ill-fitted or tight-fitted helmet creates tension in the scalp may lead to the pulling of hair from the scalp and cause traction alopecia.

It is very common, especially in hot weather that wearing helmet causes sweating on the scalp. This may lead to bacterial growth on the scalp and may develop fungal infections eventually.

Regular use of a helmet is found to be a cause of worsening such a condition.

If there is excessive sweating or dandruff, there may be itching on the scalp that eventually leads to hair fall.

The inner material of the helmet is yet another factor. A bad quality quality cloth in the interior lining leads to hair fall.

How to PREVENT hair fall while wearing a helmet:

!. Helmet of good quality:- Always check the inner layer of cloth while purchasing a helmet. Buy a helmet of good quality so that it won’t damage your scalp or hair.
2. Fitted helmet:- Do not wear a tight-fitted helmet. Choose a helmet that is comfortable after wearing. Do not wear it in the wrong way as it may create tension and start pulling your hair.
3. Wet hair:- Do not wear a helmet on wet hair because hair follicles get delicate after getting washed. Wearing a helmet on extremely dry hair may lead to its breakage and it may even cause dandruff.
4. Cotton cloth:- Wear a cotton cloth on your head before wearing a helmet. The cotton cloth prevents the helmet from pulling the hair or causing excessive sweat.
5. Healthy hair:- Wash your hair regularly and apply oil before hair washing. Keep your scalp free of dandruff. A healthy scalp will not promote infection or fungus easily.
6. Do not pull out your helmet roughly while removing it. While wearing it, do not force the helmet to tilt. Wear and remove it gently.
7. Personal helmet:- Try to avoid sharing your helmet until it’s an emergency case. Someone other’s helmet might contain dandruff or dirt particles which may damage your scalp so it’s better to use your helmet.
8. Proper diet and hair care:- If you are already facing hair fall, then it’s very important to maintain a proper diet. Eat the foods which strengthen the hair follicles and promote their growth.




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