How To Clean A Ski Helmet

Last updated 16. January 2020

It may be coming to the end of your skiing holiday, and you’ve taken one look at your ski helmet and seen how much of a clean it is in need of. However, you may not have any idea on where to even start once it needs a clean, for instance, do you just use wet wipes? Do you need to wash the inside of it as well? There are so many questions about how to actually do this and what are the best solutions to use in order to protect your helmet for the following skiing session.

Cleaning your helmet can be very important as it may make you realize that your helmet has a dent in it that you’ve never noticed before. Meaning that you may even need to get a new ski helmet to keep your head extra protected while having fun skiing down the slopes on the mountains.

Step-by-step of how to clean your helmet

It is not just the outside of your helmet that needs to be cleaned; in fact, the inside of your helmet has to be cleaned as well. Here’s our step-by-step of precisely how to clean it.

  1. To begin with, you will need to remove the inner part of the helmet.
  2. To do this, you need to simply pull it out.
  3. You will then need to get some laundry soap powder or detergent.
  4. You can then place the inner part of the helmet into the washing machine at 30 degrees for as long as you think it needs. This usually depends on how much you’ve worn it, so the longer you have worn it, the longer time it will need in the washing machine.
  5. If you don’t want to use a washing machine, then you can always wash it by hand.
  6. You will then need to get a bowl full of lukewarm soapy water.
  7. The next step is to get a cloth and gently wash the helmet over with the wet cloth.

How to dry a helmet

After you have washed it, you may wonder how exactly can you dry it. Sometimes you may need it to be dried in the quickest possible way. However, it is recommended that you just leave it to dry naturally. One thing you should never do is dry it in the tumble dryer because this can actually cause it to shrink. If you do need it to dry quickly, then the best solution for this is to dry it in a warm room.

One thing that is very important is that you should always dry your ski helmet at the end of your day after being on the slopes. This is because if you do not do this, it will leave moisture in the helmet, which will stop your helmet from drying properly. This will then lead to causing you some discomfort, and it can cause some nasty odors to appear in your helmet, which could then even make your hair start to smell at the end of each day. If this does happen when you’re still on your skiing holiday, then it is best to just give it a quick wash in the washing machine or by hand if one is not available. But you must remember to leave it to dry after you’ve finished your skiing day before you decide to put it back into its protective cover.

How often should you clean a ski helmet?

You do not need to clean your ski helmet thoroughly very often if you take care of it the correct way. You should only really want to be cleaning it after you’ve finished the holiday (depending on how many days it is). If you are planning to go away for quite some time, then there’s no harm in giving it a wash in between.

Another problem that may also occur, especially, for women who wear makeup is that there may be stains from it on the chinstrap. If this does happen then, there are a few things that you can do to remove, which includes rubbing alcohol, but you may want to wash the strap after doing this because the smell of the rubbing alcohol can be strong.

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