Any Motorcycle Riders on the board?

Are there any motorcycle riders on the board? If so, how do you get rid of the helmet head after riding? This is my 1st time riding again since I have started the CG routine.

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Rhonda
Err I havent for a long time, but I never found a way to save the curls. I think it's because helmets have to be so tight to actually do the job. When I was riding all the time I had a short pixie cut but that was straight. Even that didn't survive the helmet.

Maybe you could plop into the helmet???
You may have to practice indoors though
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I generally put mine in a high ponytail and the helmet just makes it look like a messy ponytail. I don't feel my best but it really doesn't look too bad. And at least I have an excuse for not looking my best. When I leave my hair down, the helmet just seems to flatten the top of my hair - not too bad, actually, b/c the top is curlier than the bottom so it kinda even things out. My problem when I do this, though, is the hair that is left out of the helmet becomes tangled so bad it has actually scared me in the shower. I would definately suggest showering as soon as possible upon returning home and not sleeping on tangled hair, as it becomes worse - even with a satin pillowcase. A co-worker of mine used to ride all the time "back in the day" and she suggested a braid - but I cannot braid my hair.

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Yes, it's getting to be that time of the year, and I'm sure my BF will be getting out the GoldWing this weekend.

I don't have a good solution either. The helmet flattens the top of my hair, but I just live with that. I put my hair in a ponytail and tuck it down the back of my jacket so it doesn't fly around and get knotted. I also use a silk scarf around my hair to keep it from sticking to the inside of the helmet and getting fuzzy when I take the helmet off.

These are very good scarves -- they are not so slippery as some, so they are easier to tie.

http://www.tenderheaded.com/20sibasc.html
Not a motorcycle rider here, but I would probably attempt to plop into a satin scarf and then put the helmet over top of it.
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Not a motorcycle rider here, but I would probably attempt to plop into a satin scarf and then put the helmet over top of it.
Originally Posted by PixieCurl
That can work depending on how thick your hair is. A helmet should fit fairly snugly, so someone with thick hair doesn't have enough room up there!
My full helmet fits pretty snug so plopping in the helmet is out of the question. I have barrette clip that I wear in a ponytail and the leather on it goes around my hair to keep it from getting tangled. The top of my hair is always flat from the helmet. A couple of weeks ago I wore my half helmet out riding and my hair didn't do to bad but then we were only out riding for a couple of hours. Tomorrows ride will be an all day ride. Maybe I will have to try spraying my hair after we get there to see how it will do. I'll let you know.

Thanks,
Rhonda
Im not a rider, but definitley a passenger.
Whenever I go on my dad's bike I usually just put my hair in a braid, works like a charm.

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I too am a passenger. I use gel in my hair and have crunchy hair until i scrunch it. I've found not scrunching it (putting helmet on crunchy hair) saves it partially. Of course, this only works for the first, and maybe second time I take off the helmet. Otherwise I just deal with the flat hair. Sometimes I bring a clip with me and put it up when I take off the helmet, thankfully it's finally long enough! My BF tells me constantly he likes the way it looks... down! not in the clip. He is weird.

Thanks for the silk scarf link! I've been meaning to find something like that. All I have now is a stretchy nylon type cap. It helps a little, but leaves a seam mark on my forehead. And always makes the BF laugh and say I look like a thief!
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I've tried one of those nylon caps but my hair tends to stick to it somewhat, and ends up frizzy. Those silk bandanas work better for me. (That website also has solid color scarves.)
So I was having a great hair day on Friday and when I came home from work my hubby was all geared up to go for a ride. As much as I love riding.....when I'm having a great hair day I don't love it quite so much. But this time (and because of this thread) I tried putting on my satin sleep cap first. It looked soooooooooooo funny but IT WORKED! And you couldn't tell how funny it looked once I had the helmet on. I have a full face mask helmet that's dark. With a clear one, you'd be able to see that I had on a sleep cap. I didn't put all of my hair into it - I just put it on like a hat. I so hope this works every time.
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I just can not get away with it. Any way, at all. Plopping into the helmet is out of the question, I have too much hair for such shenanigans If I braid, the helmet pulls mad flyaway bits up when I remove it, and it still looks appalling.

The only thing I can do it make two braids either side of my hair and put a bandana on, rock chick stylie! I just have to be careful when taking the lid off, or it pulls off the bandana too, and shows the shame of my helmet hair! I'll be doing this tomorrow, as hubby is insisting on a mo'bike jaunt.....
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We had a wonderful ride today. The weather was perfect. My curls, however, are completely smushed.
Aw, sorry to hear that SuZenGuide. I washed my hair today and it looks to be a very good hair day, typical, since I'm riding this afternoon! I love the rides, I hate the helmet graaaaaaaargh!! Maybe I'll get a trike, or even a quad instead
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The product in my hair Friday was BRHG. Yesterday I used mousse. The satin cap worked again yesterday, albeit not as good as with BRHG. Rather than being smushed, though, my hair just got slightly bigger. Then again - I didn't have as good a hair day yesterday as I did Friday. I really hope I'm on to something with this sleep cap thing. I bought it at K-Mart. Downside: I have an elastic mark on my forehead for a bit. Again - I'm not plopping - just putting it on the top of my head like a hat. I'm definately going to keep doing this. Hubby and I laughed the first time we stopped and I had to put the helmet back on. Because first I had to put the sleep cap on. In public. I must admit, I've never put a helmet on so fast in my life......
3B
Have had my hair short for almost a year now. No regrets! Still loving it!
I also went riding with my husband yesterday. It was so nice out. I do not wear a helmet though. I know that is bad. But anyway I put my hair up so it does not get to blown around. But I noticed when I got home and I was trying to comb the snarls out and tried to do it very gently starting from the bottom of the hair strands, that pieces of hair were all over the sink. I know that some will break off but it was just too much. Any tips on how better to protect your hair when on a bike? Thanks.
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I also went riding with my husband yesterday. It was so nice out. I do not wear a helmet though. I know that is bad. But anyway I put my hair up so it does not get to blown around. But I noticed when I got home and I was trying to comb the snarls out and tried to do it very gently starting from the bottom of the hair strands, that pieces of hair were all over the sink. I know that some will break off but it was just too much. Any tips on how better to protect your hair when on a bike? Thanks.
Originally Posted by Moosemarcy
Wear your helmet!

Put it in a pony or braid and tuck it down the back of your jacket. Wait, you're going to tell me you don't wear a jacket either.

Seriously, a helmet keeps the top from blowing around and getting knotted, not to mention protecting your brain and face.
We too did a ride last night! It was soooo awesome! Except that I haven't ridden much over the winter and was having trouble adjusting to going over bumps at speed (some roads are soooo bad around here). And, yes, helmet hair. I don't even care so much anymore. I'm carrying a helmet and have the armored jacket on, everyone can see WHY my hair looks like it does!!
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Some of the women in the GoldWing club have these little pins that say "Hairstyle by Honda."

I need one of those!
I put my hair into a low ponytail. And I carry around a spraybottle filled with water and gel so that when I take the helmet off, I untie the ponytail, flip, spray, scrunch and flip again.

And on long rides, I take another bottle filled with olive oil and water...that way can I give my hair back some of the moisture it lost during the ride.

Otherwise, I have resigned myself to helmet hair. Hey, I look darn good on my bike, messed up hair or not hehehe...
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