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Helmet Itch

I have had my Arai helmet since 2012 and have ridden 70,000 km with it. All of a sudden on my way to the HU event in Nakusp I got helmet itch. Never had it happen before. I've washed the lining, used disinfectant, got a cool max do rag, and have been washing my hair with Head and Shoulders Itch shampoo. I am still getting it. I am not sure what else I can do except replace the helmet. Any suggestions? Is there a age limit to the lining?
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Any suggestions? Is there a age limit to the lining?
Just as a sad case, my Arai is nearly 20 years old and I have dropped it more than once.
Part of the head-lining disintegrated a while ago and I replaced that with a shoulder pad, borrowed from one of the many dresses owned by my wife, glued into place - it is really, really comfortable and fits me like the proverbial glove.

You can tell that I don't subscribe to the marketing hype concerning helmets.

No idea about the itching by the way; my helmet is just fine, but I might need a new one sometime, when the chin strap gives up completely.
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Don't ya just love it when ya need to itch when a helmet is on

If there is nothing wrong with the helmet, then it's ya head.....throw it away
Get your head checked by a doctor & clean the lining again
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Ii've no real idea what causes helmet itch but my head itches like crazy after a couple of days in my cleaned within an inch of its life Shoei but not a single scratch in my used and abused Lidl flip front.

Might be worth having a close look inside though as a friend recently spent a very itchy couple of hours until he took his helmet off and a cicada flew out.
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