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post #1 of 27 Old Mar 24th, 2010, 12:44 pm Thread Starter
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Ladies Hair

The only thing my wife does not like about riding, is what her hair looks like when the helmet comes off.
Ladies, what kind of solutions do you have for this probem.

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post #2 of 27 Old Mar 24th, 2010, 1:20 pm
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Re: Ladies Hair

Try a helmet liner like a Sliks or something similar.

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Kathy braids her hair so it is tight on top and the extremeties do not get tangled up.
That is what works for her. Me? I'm balding...

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Re: Ladies Hair

My ex used to carry a small butane fired curling iron....pop open the trunk when you get to your destination and use the mirror and style away.

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Crew cut - go for that early 80's Annie Lennox or Grace Jones look.
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Crew cut - go for that early 80's Annie Lennox or Grace Jones look.
I vote for the Sinead O'Conner look!

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...jeez, bad hair days are a distant memory from my youth...
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post #8 of 27 Old Mar 24th, 2010, 2:55 pm
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My wife deals w the messed up hair...

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...jeez, bad hair days are a distant memory from my youth...
Mine has been gone so long....I forgot what I looked like....I 'm sure I was handsome though.

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Re: Ladies Hair

Go to the Harley shop or biker leather shop.

They have hair covers...

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Shorter cut helps my wife, but she still fusses.
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Re: Ladies Hair

My wife had a little pin on her vest that said "Hairdo By Harley". I now have one that says Hairdo by BMW but a cap also does wonders. She also has short hair.

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Re: Ladies Hair

As a long-haired BMW biker, may I suggest a regular clean of the helmet liner, an avoidance of too many hair styling products and a damn good conditioner! Slicking hair back and sliding into the helmet from the same direction helps keep the hair straight and in place. If the helmet is too loose and moves around, or theres too much air movement between head and helmet, that'll also ruffle things up a bit.
My only real problem is split-ends aggravated by high-speed blasts.
Alternatively, buy a Buff and use this to keep longer hair safely inside the neck of the jacket.


Sadly, biking only lends itself to long hair, very short hair, or a shaved head. I went for the twice-a-year maintenance option!

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Re: Ladies Hair

I/We always wear Sliks helmet liners more so to keep our helmets like new.
Baseball hats for helmet hair.

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++ on the sliks
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Re: Ladies Hair

My wife wears a ballcap--she always looks great in a hat.

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Re: Ladies Hair

better to have mussed up hair than ride without a helmet.

"Sliks" or "welders" caps work great. Sliks won't have the same seam thickness...so take up less helmet space.

If the helmet is "too" tight, that can cause issues.... just like being too loose.

My wife knows no way to get the "poof" look without "restyling".. so the cap is the way to go.. If you get a "pretty" welders cap, she might not mind it...

http://www.comeauxcaps.com/welding-c...comfort-crown/

http://badasscaps.com/shop/welding-hats-c-3

If she puts on the cap first, then the jacket, her hair will be covered.... and concealed from the wind.... unless her head is on her shoulders crooked and the hat brim sticks out to the side.
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As japachap, says, the Buff "headwear" works - both for myself and my wife. Still, a bit of helmet hair, so my wife combs her long hair out using the the trunkcase mirror. I just run my fingers through my hair once the helmet is off.

These Buff tubes are great for reduction of helmet hair and for absorbing sweat.

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My wife wears a ballcap--she always looks great in a hat.
And she must be reading your posts...

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+++ on the Sliks. I use them myself and having thick, wavy hair that can be unruly at times, I have put on my Slik and helmet on a bad hair day and actually have better looking hair after the ride than before the ride.
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Another vote for the silks,
my wife has been complimented by many other women for looking as good as she does when she gets of the bike,

the avatar picture was taken on a 90+ degree day in Big bend NP,
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And she must be reading your posts...
Well, yes...yes she does!

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a cap also does wonders. She also has short hair.
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My wife's hair is long. She wears it in a French braid when she rides. I love that look.

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Another vote for the Slik helmet liner. Helps to minimize (doesn't prevent) helmet hair, and has the added benefit of keeping your helmet cleaner.

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Get her a T-shirt that says: "Hair Style by Helmut" I have seen these before.

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Re: Ladies Hair

+1 to David's response.

Also short hair, put it up, get a nice baseball cap to cover it.

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