What are helmets made of?
A rather intriguing and even debatable topic - do helmets really cause hair fall in men? Going by the results on the internet, one would only presume that it does.
Riding a two-wheeler inevitably requires wearing a helmet for long hours. Prolonged usage of the helmet can also cause premature hair loss. Helmets are made of layers. The outer layer contains polycarbonate, fibreglass and other composite materials that are meant to disperse the force of the impact and resist any penetrations that could be caused by sharp objects. The layer that comes in contact with the hair and the scalp is usually made up of polystyrene. This material transfers as little force as possible to the head. Where all this is wonderful, there are certain reasons for the hair fall.
Helmets and hair loss
Though unpleasant you cannot really ride without a helmet. It definitely has to be worn to protect yourself, over-all. Here is how helmets can cause hair loss: