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post #1 of 20 Old Jun 3rd, 2010, 8:27 pm Thread Starter
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Head Itch

Anybody got any good ways to keep the top of my head from itching on long rides when it's hot out. During the heat of the day last sunday I had to stop every 100 miles or so & take my helmet off for a few minutes.

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post #2 of 20 Old Jun 3rd, 2010, 8:37 pm
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Re: Head Itch

I use a Slik, sold at http://www.cyclegadgets.com/Products....asp?item=SLIK. It helps quite a bit with head itch.

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Does the helmet move on your head? Is it loose and sitting more on the top of your head than holding the whole skull?

When was last time you washed the inner lining?

How much hair do you have on top??

I'm guessing it could be any of the above.. wearing a headcover like a "Slik" can help...

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post #4 of 20 Old Jun 3rd, 2010, 10:44 pm
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Many riders take extra time to rinse all of the shampoo from their hair before they ride. Even when you think your hair is well rinsed, rinse it some more. I don't remember where I learned this trick, but it makes a big difference for me.
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I use a Slik, sold at http://www.cyclegadgets.com/Products....asp?item=SLIK. It helps quite a bit with head itch.
+1 on a Slik or similar helmet liner. I've used them for years and no itchy head since I started.

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HERE YOU GO DAVE
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Anybody got any good ways to keep the top of my head from itching on long rides when it's hot out. During the heat of the day last sunday I had to stop every 100 miles or so & take my helmet off for a few minutes.

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Re: Head Itch

Maybe your helmet doesn't fit the top of your head correctly. Mine was like that, and someone suggested adding a little lining to the underside of helmet liner .

In my case, it makes a big difference.

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works for me, plus you get a lot more air flowing

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Sliks here too Dave. Helps keep the helmet liner cleaner longer as well. Other helmet under liners typically have a seam that is painful.

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Dave, if you can get your family Dr. to give you a prescription for KETOCONAZOLE 2% shampoo, made by Perrigo. It can be expensive, but it works great for dry scalp, dandruff, etc. you only need to use a dime size of it when you shampoo you hair, 1 application should take care of the problem, then use intermittently as needed, in addition to what others have said.

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Re: Head Itch

Thanks guys. It looks like a Slik is needed. I don't have katnapinn's problem I think cfell hit the main problem on the spot. I have a Shoei Multi Tec That I have worn now for over 60'000 miles. I have vacuumed the liner several times but have never washed it. This has only been a problem on the last few long trips. Any tips on washing the liner ?. Oh I still have 99 % of my hair for now about an inch long. Can't seem to stop the grey though.

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When I bought my X-11 a few months back, I asked how to wash the liner. The rep told me to remove it and toss it in the washing machine. I didn't ask about drying it. My bet would be to let it air dry.

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Can't seem to stop the grey though.
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1+ on the silk, I swear by them. Good luck.
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My wife and I also like these: http://www.buffwear.com/

You can wear these multiple ways. Cool in the summer, and warm in the winter.

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Another +1 for the Slik. As a bonus, the use of a Slik greatly reduces helmet head. In fact, with my thick, wavy hair, I frequently look better after the ride.
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In fact, with my thick, wavy hair, I frequently look better after the ride.
Can I have a few follicles for a hair transplant? I'm getting pretty thin on top.

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Do they make Monkey Head powder?..............

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Thanks guys. It looks like a Slik is needed. I don't have katnapinn's problem I think cfell hit the main problem on the spot. I have a Shoei Multi Tec That I have worn now for over 60'000 miles. I have vacuumed the liner several times but have never washed it. This has only been a problem on the last few long trips. Any tips on washing the liner ?. Oh I still have 99 % of my hair for now about an inch long. Can't seem to stop the grey though.
If you can figure out how to stop the grey we'd all be interested.......... some more than others

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