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post #31 of 72 (permalink) Old 06-26-2003, 07:38 PM
 
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I can tell you the secret for helping your helmet hair. Go to any craft of sewing shop (I know too girlie) but...a 1 foot square piece of satin used as a cap before you put your helmet on will prevent the "mashed" hair look. It works, I swear. I have long hair and if I'm riding to a party or something that requires a little bit of "fluff" I use my satin.
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post #32 of 72 (permalink) Old 06-27-2003, 08:59 AM
 
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I used to have long hair, but cut it to shoulder length because I got sick of all the knots below the helmet. Also now when my curly hair straightens under the helmet, it's all straight. Before the top would be straight and from my shoulder down would be curley! That looked nice.
I didn't want to cut my hair but between helmet hair and riding in a Jeep with no roof my hair was horrible in the summer!!
Carey, as for the make up, I can't help you. I don't wear any.
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I used to have long hair, but cut it to shoulder length because I got sick of all the knots below the helmet. Also now when my curly hair straightens under the helmet, it's all straight. Before the top would be straight and from my shoulder down would be curley! That looked nice.
I didn't want to cut my hair but between helmet hair and riding in a Jeep with no roof my hair was horrible in the summer!!
Carey, as for the make up, I can't help you. I don't wear any.
Yeah, I have to braid my hair everywhere I go, and it just gets so old. Oh well.
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post #34 of 72 (permalink) Old 07-17-2003, 06:52 PM
 
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I have 4" below the shoulder length flat hair, and I have 2 solutions that I have found. Firstly using gel, I make 6 cornrow french braids from the top of my head to the bottom. This works great if it is an all day ride. If I am zipping to town, I french braid just one down the back. But always carry the trusty ball cap in the tank bag. As far as makeup--forget it! Far too much mess to fuss with and sweat with, my mascara even runs. Besides, the public is not going to see much of me behind the full face helment anyway, just my behind after I pass them!!
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Dude, I've got medium long curley hair too and my hair gets all nasty after riding. Lemme know if you fine a good solution.
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I found a solution, but it's not what you're going to want to hear... I donated 11" of my hair on the first of March. It's now the first of June, and my SHORT (about ear-length) hair keeps relatively neat under the helmet, although I usually have to wear a bandana or a strappy head band to keep wispies from getting in my eyes.
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post #37 of 72 (permalink) Old 06-01-2004, 10:03 AM
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Sounds like a good fix to me. If you like it that's all that matters!

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Re: Divert the attention

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Seriously though...Don't worry about makeup, natural beauty works better than all that fake shit. A pony tail out the back of a ball cap works for me to
Holy smoke, my exact sentiments. A chick, on a bike, w/o makeup, with a ballcap on afterward

My hair, when I get to work, has a wavy look at the top where the pads have pressed down. Since its so thin (in quantity and diameter), a comb-through with water does the trick nicely. But I'm not after that 80's mall look, either

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post #39 of 72 (permalink) Old 06-01-2004, 10:49 AM
 
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Okay, so I'm vain, but what do you all do with your hair when you ride??? I personally have long, fairly curly hair, but once it goes under that helmet it goes flat and otherwise icky looking. I've basically decided that my best bet is to just pull my hair back into a low ponytail and leave it at that, but does anyone have any tricks to keeping your hair somewhat decent looking after putting on the helmet???

Also, are there any ways of keeping makeup on, instead of having all your foundation and powder all over the inside of the padding? Thanks in advance.
No, helmet hair is a right of passage that needs to be enjoyed. Make-up is a no-no, and should be applied after arriving. My suggestion, base ball cap in your saddle bags, and enjoy having clean skin.
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I've pretty much given up on the makeup aspect. Besides, I'm dating one of the guys that is in my riding club, so who am I out to impress now?
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