How To Clean A Hockey Helmet & Chin Strap

If you’re the type of player whom everyone moves away from in the locker room after a game, congrats, you’re officially the team “dumpster diver.” No one likes a smelly player, much less when you carry that scent around with you for hours after the game. To avoid that scenario, here are some friendly tips on how to keep your helmet and chin strap clean and odor-free.

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Washing
Other Tips
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Washing

The simplest way to put an end to your smelly helmet is to wash it like it’s your baby. Take some no-tear shampoo or any mild cleaning soap and mix it with a cup of water. Use this, along with a sponge, to fully wash the inside and outside of your helmet. Then, dry your helmet using a towel, making sure that there’s no excess shampoo hiding in the cracks or padding.

If you’re crying on the rink the next day, it might be because a) you used the wrong shampoo b) you didn’t properly wash your helmet after cleaning it. Clean up your sorry tears and take it in for another rinse.

Other Tips

When was the last time you gave your helmet some TLC? Cleaning it is a great excuse to look for cracks or dents in your shell and/or padding. If you see anything significant, it is time for a new one.

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