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#1 Unread post by deedee1 » Fri Oct 06, 2006 5:19 pm

How do you all deal with helmet hair? I know this has probably been asked before but I fgured I would ask again.

Everytime I wear my helmet my hair gets all sorts of tweaked. I have tried putting it in a pontytail at the back of my neck but its just not long enough to avoid the mess lol..'

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#2 Unread post by Veda » Sat Oct 07, 2006 8:14 am

I wear a Buff like the photo in the second row, middle column

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That way my hair isn't flying around in the back getting messy. It does flatten my hair, but it is uniformly flat at least.

Mostly I think you get used to working around helmet hair. I feel like now my hair is better when I commute on my bike than when I take my car![/url]

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#3 Unread post by Lion_Lady » Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:26 am

Yup. I wear a Buff too. I've got, like 6 of them. They help tremendously in making helmet removal more smooth over my triple ear piercings.

I switch from the 'babushka' style to the 'pirate/aund jemima' style (top, second) and the pullover style (bottom right).

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#4 Unread post by Shorts » Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:44 pm

Luckily my hair is short and naturally curly/wavey, so my helmet hair makes me look like scruffy matted boy hair. A quick run into the ladies room and a spruce up with a little water help get it all going again.

I think I am in the market for a cover now though. If not to wear when riding, but also when the helmet comes off.

Really though, as mentioned, you get use to having wild hair on riding days. If you do need to be presentable, like for work, try those Buffs there and also plan ahead to carry or have waiting some hair care stuff in your desk or bag you keep at work.

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#5 Unread post by deedee1 » Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:25 am

Thanks gals I will have to lok into those. Hubby and I plan on doing a lot of riding to gether when I get better. Usually he loves to stop for dinner or go wander malls at the same time so..I don't want ot go out on a "date with him and have messed up hair lol.

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#6 Unread post by jct » Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:13 pm

Lion_Lady wrote:Yup. I wear a Buff too. I've got, like 6 of them. They help tremendously in making helmet removal more smooth over my triple ear piercings.
Another vote for the Buff -- and whoa, I learned about the joys of pulling a helmet off with ear piercings the hard way the first time :frusty: .

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#7 Unread post by Loonette » Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:00 pm

Mostly I just complain. :wink: If I'm done riding for the day, I just re-wet it and it sets itself. If that's not an option, and I happen to be concerned about how it looks, I'll just put on a bandanna and forget about it. And if I really don't care at all how it looks, then I just deal with the flat, straight hair on top. It could be worse I suppose.

I did enjoy it the most when my hair was buzzed (down with a 3-day cutting guard). Then it just wasn't an issue at all.

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#8 Unread post by Z (fka Sweet Tooth) » Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:01 pm

I actualy let my hair grow long enough to be able to have a pony tail because I got tired of wearing the buffs. Worse case scenario i'll wear a baseball cap.
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#9 Unread post by NJ-Pinay » Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:40 pm

I hv long straight black hair..all the way to my butt so a ponytail with 4 or 5 hair ties work for me or I just stuff it in my jacket so I cant relate with helmet hair but I get the "knots" if I don't put enough hair ties so I always carry a little hair brush.
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#10 Unread post by Roberta X » Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:49 am

I have really really fine hair. I usually do a low ponytail (which looks pretty bad without the helmet) while riding, and just try to re-fluff after. But my bangs go weirdly wavy. Startin' to envy Susan Powter. :)

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#11 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sun Nov 05, 2006 2:54 pm

Who is Susan Powter?
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#12 Unread post by Nalian » Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:03 pm

An infomercial fitness guru during the 90s. Her buzzword was "Stop the Insanity" and she stuck out because she had buzzed blond hair. You can see a photo of her on the link. :)

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#13 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:18 pm

Thanks. She is very attractive. I've been thinking lately about cutting my hair, but I'll wait until the weather gets warmer.
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#14 Unread post by Roberta X » Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:37 pm

Ooops! Showing my age. If I had her bone structure and hair that would stand up, I'd go for a flat-top in a flash. But I don't and besides, I like my goofy hairstyle.

Time for a Buff!

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#15 Unread post by darsek » Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:09 am

I use a buff too...or a cute handkerchief. My hair is long so I also have throw in a quick braid or my hair will get knotted at freeway speeds.

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#16 Unread post by Loonette » Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:31 am

If my hair gets too matted down to where I look like a drowned rat, I'll just throw on a bandanna and call it a day. Luckily though, if I'm only riding for a couple of hours, my hair will retain its shape for the most part.

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#17 Unread post by pepperide » Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:13 am

Has anyone tried the easybraider?
I have been thinking about it but...

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#18 Unread post by Christina » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:16 pm

Ahhhh the long hair thing.......my bf loves the long hair - but what a hassle when it's time to ride. I have a BUF and it's great - but i would much rather just cut it off and feel the wind in my hair!!!
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#19 Unread post by Pooker » Sat May 26, 2007 7:05 am

My helmet is ruining my perm. I have straight and very fine hair, about shoulder length. All I need to do is shake my head and I have tangles.
Had it permed a few years back and that solved all the tangle problems.
My problem now is when I take my helmet off my hair has lost all of it's tight curls, it's just a wavy mess!
Would a Buf help?
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#20 Unread post by Veda » Sat May 26, 2007 7:44 am

I would think the Buff is still going to flatten your hair. Might help with the tangles though.

Lots of girls spend hours flat ironing their hair in the a.m. The look is trendy now. :laughing:

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