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    helmet hair

    I have worn bike helmets as an adult for three decades. None has given me "helmet hair" like my current Giro Phase bike helmet. Every morning I have to wet my hair to smooth-out the ridges it leaves. If I don't, co-workers pity my hair all day long.

    Other riders experiencing this with their helmets? I am trying to imagine a modification to my helmet. Maybe wider pads.




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    This is serious...

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    Buzz cut or go Jesus. Long hair is so in fash right now
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    Where do you put the man bun?

    Me, I wear a beanie if it's really bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by formica View Post
    Where do you put the man bun?

    Me, I wear a beanie if it's really bad.
    The man bun goes right on top. Duh.

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    My head is shaved. I'll know its time to get the buzzer out when I start to get helmet hair.

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    This is a funny my serious topic.


    I'm a messy wax guy. Basically takes me 30seconds to "style" my hair.

    I'd imagine if I wore a helmet to work (I know this is bad... but I stick to footpaths and only takes 10mins to get there), it would be easy to get it back into "style"

    ......maybe take some product with you and wax it up when you get to work?

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    Maybe a fullface would help. You could get the Bell and then take the front off when your not commuting?

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    Problem solved: I laid a piece of cloth in the helmet. This effectively bridges the narrow padded ridges that cause "helmet hair".

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    This is Helmet Hair

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    That hair just needs some resin to make into a moto helmet

    TBH my hair usually makes helmet hair into a wave if I take it off before it's dry. If it dries with the helmet on then it's a strong wave. A friend of mine did the shave style and found out those vents make some wild head tan-tattoos lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray View Post
    Problem solved: I laid a piece of cloth in the helmet. This effectively bridges the narrow padded ridges that cause "helmet hair".
    Oh, thank gawd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
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    OMG I remember my mom having hair similar to that in the late 60's, thanks for the great laugh I needed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stingray View Post
    I have worn bike helmets as an adult for three decades. None has given me "helmet hair" like my current Giro[FONT=arial] Phase bike helmet. Every morning I have to wet my hair to smooth-out the ridges it leaves. If I don't, co-workers pity my hair all day long.

    Other riders experiencing this with their helmets? I am trying to imagine a modification to my helmet. Maybe wider pads.
    Wear a thin cycling cap under the helmet and/or wear a hat at work.
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    Now this is helmet hair..!!

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    I do try..!!

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    I worried terribly about helmet hair in my younger days. Now, I'm bald. One less thing, ya know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeanMan View Post
    I worried terribly about helmet hair in my younger days. Now, I'm bald. One less thing, ya know.
    Ditto

    But, just this summer - I did get sunburnt through my helmet (great ventilation comes at a cost).

    The brown geometric shapes on top of my dome caused great amusement for my better half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    Wear a thin cycling cap under the helmet.
    This. SweatVac. Wear one every time I put my bike or moto helmet on. Helps with the helmet head as well as reducing the helmet funk. Hand washes out quickly and dries in 15 minutes of sun.
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    You know you're riding too much when you have helmet hair even on days you don't ride...

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    Ponytail, simple solution to hair issues. Not sure about fashion, never been interested from that.
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