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Ways To Combat Hair Loss Due To Wearing A Helmet

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At some point in our life, we all wish to be cooler and more "hep." While some of us might prefer to get fancy hair cuts, others might choose to buy the latest bike. A few of us might give in to our desires and might choose to do both!

Bikes are indeed cool and can take you from point A to B even in the worst traffic scenario. The right bike can also make you look radically cool!

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However, to ensure that you are safe, you are required to wear a helmet without fail. Riding a bike with a helmet is excellent for your general well-being, although it has an adverse effect on your hair.

Both men and women who ride a bike are more prone to hair loss. Recession of the hair line is another common problem that can happen due to wearing a helmet all year long. The end result is balding 10 years later, after you initially started riding.

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Hair loss due to wearing helmets is a result of intense heat and moisture. When combined, these 2 separate elements lead to scalp infections.

Hair loss due to wearing helmets is an inevitable problem if you do not wish to take some care. If you do care and want to know the most effective ways to keep your hair and bike as well, then continue reading!

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4 Easy Tips To Stop Losing Hair While Riding Your Bike

  • Wear Either A Bandana Or Scarf: Choose an adequately sized bandana/scarf. Ensure that your scarf is clean and comfortable. The scarf shouldn't be tightly tied, as this can restrict your blood flow as well as pull your hair. As far as possible, wash your scarf once or twice in a week, a dirty scarf will lead to scalp infections. Remember to clean your helmet periodically as well. Airing out your helmet every day is an excellent way to prevent invisible but toxic pathogens from crawling on to your riding gear.
  • Get Rid Of Scalp Issues: If you have any existing scalp issues, use appropriate cures to get rid of them before you wear your helmet. As far as possible, do not share your scarf or helmet with others. This can result in you picking up scalp infections from others.
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  • Use Aloe Vera-Based Natural Remedies: Mix 1 tablespoon of sour curd with 2 tablespoons of aloe vera pulp. Apply this on both your scalp and hair. Rinse after 20 minutes. Repeat the procedure once in a week, until you're riding a bike.
  • Eradicate Scalp Infections Using Ginger: You will need 4 tablespoons of freshly squeezed ginger juice for this neat trick. Once you have the juice, take a cotton ball and apply the juice to your scalp. In the beginning, apply the juice twice every week. After 2 weeks, you can reduce the frequency of application to once a week.
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Story first published: Sunday, May 8, 2016, 6:00 [IST]
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