A rider is required to wear a helmet. However, during the rainy season, it is prone to your helmet. Because wearing a wet helmet can put your body’s health at risk.
Helmets in damp conditions, especially wet due to rain, can be a breeding ground for head fungus. Because the staphylococcus bacteria can accumulate on a wet helmet, it will trigger itching on the scalp. If it is continuously allowed, the skin fungus will spread.
To fix this, you need to dry the helmet first. One way is by aerating.
In order not to damage the helmet barrier or protection layer, avoid direct exposure to the sun. Apart from damaging the coating, a musty smell can also be caused by direct sun exposure.
Besides disturbing the health of the scalp and causing dandruff, staphylococcus bacteria also cause other skin diseases such as tinea versicolor, ringworm, and ringworm, which can also cause dizziness.
Especially if you wear it for a long time and don’t cover it with plastic or other coatings that can prevent the transfer of water to the head.
Well, itching from wearing a wet helmet can actually spread to all parts of the face. Wet helmets can cause breakouts. This means that you also need to take care of your helmet not only when it is wet in rain.
We recommend that you wash your helmet regularly, for example after changing the color of the helmet’s inner layer. It depends on how often you use it and how much dust is lodged in it.
If it is not possible to wash a helmet after exposure to rain, there are simple ways to treat it so that bacteria do not breed in this safety device while driving. Namely by drying it using a hairdryer. After it is half dry, spray with anti-bacterial spray.
Wearing a helmet when your hair is wet also needs to be avoided, just like wearing a wet helmet. The risks are also similar, namely the emergence of bacteria on the helmet and a musty smell.