Does Wearing Helmet Causes Hair Loss?
- Improper technique of wearing helmet
- Traction Alopecia
-Bacteria and fungi cause by sweat
-Tight helmet that causes itchiness of scalp
Have you noticed hair loss after wearing your helmet for long periods of time? While wearing a helmet is necessary for your own protection, the down sight includes hair loss. Curious as to how?
The roots of your hair are continuously tugged when you wear an ill-fitting helmet. Hair loss may occur as a result of this constant stress on your scalp. "Traction Alopecia" is the common name for this disorder. This can be avoided by following good hair care habits and using simple home treatments.
It may come as no surprise that wearing helmets or caps for long periods of time and continually putting them on and taking them off might cause hair loss.Wearing a tight helmet also reduces airflow, creating the ideal environment for grime and sweat to collect. It becomes a perfect breeding habitat for bacteria, perhaps resulting in an infection. Infections of the scalp weaken the hair follicles, causing hair loss and limiting new hair development.
How to prevent hair loss from wearing helmet?
- Always keep your scalp and helmet clean
- Deep condition your hair and scalp
- Choose perfect fitting helmet
- Take good care of your helmet
- Use headscarf or bandana before wearing helmet
- Treat your scalp issue with proper treatment
The scalp secretes sebum on a regular basis, which naturally conditions your hair. When you don't wash your hair on a regular basis, though, sebum builds up, making hair greasy and oily.
Excess sebum can feed microfauna (microscopic creatures), resulting in dandruff and, in extreme cases, hair loss. Washing hair on a regular basis keeps it clean and is the first step in preventing hair loss from helmets. It also prevents dryness, dandruff, and maintains the quality of your hair. Nourishing and conditioning your hair helps to reduce the friction generated by the helmet's inner lining rubbing against your scalp and hair. Keeping a layer of fabric helps in absorbing sweat and prevent less friction between the hair & the helmet. Looking after the helmet is vital. Remember to clean your helmet on a regular basis, both inside and out. This will prevent dirt and debris from accumulating. Keep it in a well-ventilated and clean environment when not in use. Itchy scalp or dandruff causes hair loss and to prevent any escalation, addressing the issue is the way to go.
What not to do while using helmet?
- Avoid wearing helmet on damp hair
- Avoid using tight helmet
- Use leather headscarf or material that can cause sweat on your head
- Avoid using chemical-based hair product
Wearing a helmet on damp or wet hair will encourage fungi and germs causing infections in the scalp which is more severe than hair loss. It’s advisable to dry the hair properly before putting the helmet on.
Using the right type and size of helmet that would fit and come off the head without causing extreme friction will reduce scalp irritation. Proper blood circulation is essential for hair growth as it promotes hair regeneration. Massaging the scalp will reduce hair loss and boost circulation.
Taking care of the helmet is crucial, cleaning it on a biweekly basis could get rid of any bacteria and dust. Long-term use of chemical-laden hair products and permanent hair colors may cause harm to your hair. When you have hair loss and breakage, don't use permanent hair colors or dyes. Taking care of the hair will improve the scalp and skin elasticity resulting in optimum hair growth therefore, being mindful of the best way to care for your hair & helmet should be a priority to you.
Tips For Healthy Scalp Care
1. A Balanced Diet
In the end, it all comes down to food. Obviously! A good diet not only ensures a healthy body, and skin but also healthy hair. Your hair needs a constant supply of minerals, nutrients to grow and stay healthy. Your hair is made of protein, so you need to incorporate adequate portions of protein into your diet. You also need to eat foods that contain generous quantities of iron for better hair. So maybe you can eat your way to better hair? (Winks)
2. Hair Growth Supplements
You don't only need a balanced diet but also supplements that can augment your hair care routine. Your hair needs its essential dose of vitamins and minerals to grow. You can keep your multivitamins close if you want long, healthy tresses. You won't benefit from random formulations of minerals and vitamins. Certain nutrients are needed in more quantities compared to others. Instead, it is preferable to use a more nutrient-dense supplement suited for hair. Haestic has one of the best hair treatment programs in Malaysia. Our Garden Pea Powder Supplement is packed with advanced nutrients like biotin, ascorbic acid, and Vitamin E in the right ratios, perfect for hair growth. You can easily consume one sachet before you sleep to fulfill your hair needs.
3. Scalp Massage
A good old scalp massage is an age-old tradition practiced by our ancestors to enhance hair growth. Scalp massage is a pampering experience for your hair. Massage helps to increase circulation that can, in turn, result in increased hair growth and improved hair health. You can supplement the massage experiment by using hydrating oils like jojoba oil or coconut oil to nourish the scalp.
4. Double Cleansing Shampoo
Another great tip for your hair is using a clarifying and cleansing shampoo to keep your hair and scalp clear of any impurities. A cleansing shampoo made with the right blends of nutrients can prove to be a miracle for your hair.
Haestic brings you one of the best hair loss treatment shampoos. Our hair perfecter program has a set of two exceptional shampoos!
The first being our Micellar deep clean shampoo. This shampoo effectively cleanses your scalp, clearing it of any impurities, oil, or dirt, giving you a squeaky clean scalp and smooth strands.
The 2nd shampoo in this double cleansing regime is Haestic Fortifying Hair Growth shampoo, formulated to provide intense nourishment to your hair. It strengthens the follicles due to its stunning blend of active ingredients, helping to reduce hair fall altogether. Adding this two-step hair perfector regime can become a life-changing or, more accurately hair changing decision for you!!
Your hair not only needs to be cleansed, but it also needs nourishment to grow! One way to resilient and robust hair is through conditioning. A conditioner helps to tame the hair by removing frizz and preventing breakage. A Leave-in conditioner might sound too fancy, but it can provide intense nutrition and hydration to your tresses. You can also use carrier oils like coconut oil, jojoba oil, and avocado oil as a natural leave-in conditioner to provide your hair with nourishment overnight. These natural botanical extracts can provide your hair with ongoing nutrition and protection.
6. Hair Tonic
The last step to add to your hair care regime can be the most potent addition for your hair. A good serum or hair tonic provides your hair with portable and intense nutrition without creating a mess. So if you are looking for long-lasting and quick nutrition, then "Serum" is your answer. Hair tonics are superfoods that can provide a lustrous shine to the hair. This vibrant blend of potent ingredients can help to stimulate the hair roots and scalp. One great choice is Haestic hair tonic that is packed with ingredients that help to prevent hair loss. This product can help to trigger dead hair follicles to give you healthy tresses. The application process is pretty simple. After a bath, dry the scalp and hair sufficiently and apply on the scalp with gentle massage. You will see visible results with consistent use. This compact hair care guide can be your go-to key to success for hair growth. Haestic provides the best hair treatment programs in Malaysia, giving you long, strong and healthy hair. For more fantastic hair care programs and products, visit our store because for us, Every strand matters!