Helmets are extremely important for the safety of two-wheeler riders and therefore, it is necessary to ensure proper maintenance and hygiene of your bike helmets, especially in summer when there’s more sweat.
To ensure safety and comfort while riding, it is important to maintain your helmet’s hygiene and here are some valuable tips to keep your helmets clean and fresh.
Clean more often
Make it a habit to clean your helmet regularly, especially after long rides or when it becomes visibly dirty. Use a mild soap along with warm water, to clean both the exterior and interior surfaces. Gently scrub the helmet with a soft cloth or sponge, avoiding harsh chemicals or solvents that could harm its materials.
There are sprays and cleaners specifically designed for this purpose available in the market. If your helmet features removable liners and pads, take them out and clean them separately. Allow them to dry completely before reassembling the helmet.
Remove any accumulated debris, dust, or insects from the vents of your helmet. Use a soft brush or compressed air to eliminate dirt and ensure proper airflow. This will prevent accumulation of odor.
When riding in hot summer weather, sweat can accumulate inside your helmet. To manage sweat effectively, consider using a cap, handkerchief to cover your hair. Some helmets even come with removable and washable sweat-wicking liners built-in.
Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can degrade the helmet’s materials over time. Avoid leaving it on your motorcycle’s seat or any hot surface when not in use.
If your helmet develops an unpleasant odor, you can use a helmet deodorizer, place odor-absorbing materials like baking soda or activated charcoal inside your helmet when not in use can naturally help reduce odors.
By following these tips, you can maintain a clean and hygienic motorcycle helmet. This will not only enhance your riding experience but also promote safety on the road.