Hard, slimy helmet pads make for unnecessary problems

6/2/17: Duties: Platoon SGT.. Current Pads: Pad, Helmet, Advanced Combat, NSN/ Gray with glued seam/ fuzzy. Comments: I have somewhat of a large head (7 3/4 hat size) and that combined with the standard ” large” helmet size and thickness/ stiffness of the helmet pads, I often get pressure point headaches, raw spots and even hair loss due to lack of circulation in the scalp and friction. if you remove the pads to wash them, they often just fall apart. once they become saturated with sweat they become slimy and overall disgusting. in cold weather conditions they become rock hard and even more uncomfortable. SFC, US Army