It's easy to forget helmet care when you're hard at work with your horses. We make it a little easier for you with our listings of helmet cleaners.
Helmet Cleaner- Helmets aren’t difficult to care for. Schooling helmets usually have shells of smooth plastic that dust can be wiped with a damp cloth or a microfiber cloth. It’s important not to use any solvents on your helmet that could break down any of the materials or glues. When the shine has gone from your helmet, it could mean the material is breaking down and it’s time for a new helmet. Most manufacturers recommend replacing helmets about every five years.A velvet or velveteen helmet may need cleaning if it becomes dusty or wet. Brush up the pile on velvet with a very soft brush once the helmet is dry. Use the soft brush on your vacuum cleaner to pull dust out of velvet. Clean stains with a damp cloth, dabbing lightly so you don’t pull the fabric too much. If you use your velvet riding helmet every day, consider using a helmet cover to keep it clean. Some manufacturers recommend washing your helmet inside and out, with mild soap and water. Leaving deodorizing rock, which you can probably find at a nearby hardware store, or baking soda in your helmet carrier can help maintain the fresh smell. You can purchase helmet deodorizer. Some find it’s effective with regular use. Another way to avoid dirty liners is to use products like Barn Beanies, Sticky Wick-Its liners, Cool Medic Liners, or other similar helmet liners. Don’t leave your helmet sitting in the direct sunlight, like car windshields or others places where it might be exposed to extreme heat. To store your helmet, a helmet bag or case can prevent bumps and scratches. Sit your helmet top down when setting it down for a few moments. This prevents the brim from getting bent. For longer-term storage, a helmet rack keeps your helmet safe, aired out and in shape.