How to Make A Hard Hat More Comfortable: Easiest 5 Step to Comfort!
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You have a blue-collar job and have to wear a hard hat every day but you seldom feel comfortable wearing it. It ruins your hair or even worse, leaves you with a headache.
Well, I am here to walk you through a method that will help you avoid these problems and make your hard hat more comfortable to wear.
For this instructable, you will need a hard hat that has a knob-adjustable suspension. You’ll also need a bandana. Let’s proceed to the steps.
How to Make A Hard Hat More Comfortable:
Step 1: Fold the Bandana
Fold the bandana corner to corner, to create a triangle. In case your head is massive, that’s all for this step; skip to step 2. However, if you have a small or a normal-sized head, around 6 to 7½, fold the long side of the bandana over so you have a smaller triangle.
Step 2: Put It in There
Place the folded cloth in the hard hat, sliding the longer side between the shell and the suspension at the front of the front attachment cleats.
Step 3: Feed It
Pull the bandana’s ends to the inside of the suspension at the back of the front cleats and the front of the rear braces then out through the back of the hat.
Step 4: Tie It
Once the two ends of your bandana are out of the hardhat, tie them with a double knot right beneath the adjustment knob.
Step 5: Wear It
Push the bandana triangle in the middle up inside the hard hat.
Now you have a bandana that remains in there always. Your head will enjoy some warmth in cool weather, and during hot summer days, the cloth will soak up the extra sweat and cool your head.
The best part? No more cross marks on your hair and the headaches issue might go away, as the bandana acts as a cushion to make sure nothing is digging into your scalp.
More Tips on Comfort
If your hard hat is still too uncomfortable, consider getting a new one. The good news is, new hard hats are built with improved features that make them lighter and more comfortable than previous versions.
The hard hats we have today can be adjusted more easily than previous models. That’s because the suspension system inside employs ratcheting adjusters rather than pin-locks. That way, you can quickly adjust the size for a cozy fit.
In fact, some of today’s models come with foam pieces on the ratchet and pads so that nothing digs into your skull.
With a lower nape strap securing the hard hat around the back of your neck, head pressure decreases significantly.
According to Brent Lucas, the director of Help for Headaches, compression is not the only cause of headaches while wearing a hard hat. Some people will get pain from a stimulation like a light touch, that wouldn’t ordinarily cause pain. The condition is called allodynia, and if you’re thinking you might be suffering from that, it’d be good to seek help from a qualified migraine expert first.
In any case, I hope my instructable helped you make your hard hat something you want to wear rather than something you have to wear.
In case you know any other ways of making a hard hat more comfortable, don’t hesitate to share them through the comments.