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no more helmet hair!

I read of this interesting product today. I realize I do not have hair but it may extend the life of helmet linings by adding additional air space. Anyone using this?

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Might be good under the sun, your helmet lining doesn't absorb your transpiration and your sweat can run down your back...

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The little nubbies on the user side may be of particular discomfort to those of us who are folically challenged and lack the proper mane necessary for cushioning of said nubs!

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My cure for helmet hair was shaving my head.
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Still looking for a cure for neck gaiter and helmet beard.
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Larry, good to see you popped back up. Are you still in the southern hemisphere?

I noticed that the gismo is dishwasher safe. Kind of like your hair?

If you are still down south I just wanted to let you know it has been sunny and in the mid 80's every day in the Portland area for the last 6 weeks.

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Wonder how it performs in a crash - a help or a problem? Anyone know?

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I wear a Silky under inside my helmet. Makes it easy to slide the helmet on. Wonder if it would work with the Silky?

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A quick responce back

Hi Dan,


In most helmets there is a band of padded liner that runs around the head, above this band is generally
a larger void space for the top of your head. The Airhead sits in this space and shouldn't effect the sliding
of your helmet on or off. If your helmet is a very tight fit, then the Airhead make it tighter, however, if your helmet
is an average or loose fit the Airhead will improve the fit and comfort.


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My cure for helmet hair was shaving my head.
Mother Nature took care of that for me!

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I read of this interesting product today. I realize I do not have hair but it may extend the life of helmet linings by adding additional air space. Anyone using this?

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I took a look at the web site. What is hemet hair? Is that anything like helmet hair? :-)

It does not look comfortable, then again neither does a bead rider and I find mine very comfortable. I would be curious to hear any first-hand experiences with this device.

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I took a look at the web site. What is hemet hair? Is that anything like helmet hair? :-)

It does not look comfortable, then again neither does a bead rider and I find mine very comfortable. I would be curious to hear any first-hand experiences with this device.
I suspect hemet hair is a condition that affect riders in certain locales in Southern California, namely those who ride in or around the town of Hemet.


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“Undoubtedly eliminates helmet hair, adds airflow
and gives me peace of mind about how I look when I arrive.”

(that's always been one of my greatest concerns)

“When I got to work someone asked if I’d ridden my scooter,
they’d assumed I hadn’t because my hair looked so good”


(you actually ride a scooter and have a JOB?)

"It also held my old deteriorating helmet liner
in place and was far more attractive.”


(Dood......)

“Can’t ride any helmet without it now, it helps keep the helmet in place
and I’m less concerned about how I look when I take the helmet off.”


(I've never ridden a helmet, but what the heck, I'll give it a try!)

Actually this is a blatant rip off of a design from the the 1950's perfected by none other than the evil genius "Brainiac" - except he had bluetooth!





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Wow a reference to a 1950's Comic book? You never know what you'll see on here. Of course reading the reviews I had the thought if your liner is that deteriorated it may be time for a new helmet..

None the less I think I'll try one out, riding in the winter with the vents closed on the helmet makes me look like Moe when I take my helmet off.

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"Wow a reference to a 1950's Comic book?"

Well, I certainly see a similarity!







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Nyuck, Nyuck, Nyuck.... That Moe?

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Nyuck, Nyuck, Nyuck.... That Moe?

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Somebody buy one and let us know how it works... Summer and hot helmet head is just around the corner.

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I bought the bmw tee ... "Yes I have a hair stylist ... his name is Helmut"

Unfortunately most of those bmw tees are now fairly worn out & shabby.
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I have two on the way... I'll give my opinion and the opinion that counts (the wife) after we try them out.

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Finally arrived last week, shipping was delayed but they did a good job of sending me notice of the delayed shipping so +1 on customer service. Now for the device it's self... I put it in my XL HJC helmet in a bit of a hurry as I was going out the door and 20 minutes into an hour and half ride my head was killing me felt like I had nails driving into my skull. I figured surely I must have just positioned it wrong but I was late for a meeting no time to pull over and adjust, by t the end of the hour and half ride I couldn't get my helmet off fast enough and the little dimples in my forehead attested to the tightness of the thing. Giving it the benefit of the doubt I repositioned it after my meeting as I road 15 minutes to the hotel, didn't feel too bad so I was thinking the new positioning made difference. at the end of the next day another hour and half ride back home 20 minutes into the ride and my scalp was screaming again, This time no meeting to rush too I promptly pulled over and tossed it in the top case, It wont be going in my helmet again. After my experience I wont even let my wife try the other one I bought for her. Grant it I do have a large head wear an XL helmet but this thing was unbearable, the first 15 minutes no problem, but about 20 minutes in...ouch!

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Thanks for taking one...er, two for the team. Everybody on the forum should pony up a dollar to help offset your expenses brother....

Seriously, thanks for sharing.

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Interesting, they're not that far from my work, maybe 15-20 mins away.

Maybe the problem was... you bought the wrong colour?

Doubt I'd be trying one... and I don't like Aussie web sites that automatically quote US$ for everything! Guess he knows where his best shot at a market is....

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Got mine this week, will take them for a test this weekend.

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Helmet hair is a badge of honor, wear it with pride
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Helmet hair is a badge of honor, wear it with pride

I'm more interested in the potential "additional ventilation" characteristics.

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Off the bat I did notice more air on top of my head while using it, but not worth the pain that later came, I hope your's fits better.

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I know the directions say "nobby side facing your scalp," but did you try flipping it the other way? Will be interesting to see if it helps with airflow like that...

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I did not try flipping it over, I'll give that a try sometime, not this weekend though, I have to start taking the Tupperware off and looking for the cause of some increased vibrations I'm getting. Crossing my fingers the Final drive oil is clean.....

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Interesting, they're not that far from my work, maybe 15-20 mins away.

Maybe the problem was... you bought the wrong colour?

Doubt I'd be trying one... and I don't like Aussie web sites that automatically quote US$ for everything! Guess he knows where his best shot at a market is....

They also know nobody is going to get on a plane and confront them either...

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I'm more interested in the potential "additional ventilation" characteristics.
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Cool Re: no more helmet hair!--First thoughts

Tried 'em today, 20 minute ride to and from lunch.

Arai Signet Q helmet, DEFINITE improvement in airflow. Didn't do anything to prevent helmet hair--in fact, I think the fact that there was a lot more airflow caused my hair to be "sucked upward" in the helmet, leaving the hair on the top of my head in a weird pattern matching the device (this is what happens without the device for me as well, you can tell what the inside of my helmet liner looks like in relief in my hair).

It DOES feel more than a bit like "Uh, did I put a hedgehog in my helmet this morning?" Didn't go for a long ride yet, so can't comment objectively on comfort, and whether it's something I'd get used to and is therefore worth using. Will also try flipping it over (tines/nubs up instead of down)--if that increases the airflow without the hedgehog effect, I'll definitely keep using it.

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Went for a longer ride in 90+ degree Texas weather. Stopped for a bite to eat after an hour and was glad I had a ballcap as I had hundreds of bright red indentations on my scalp and front forehead (yeah, yeah, it USED to have hair...) which made me look like I lost a garden rake fight.

Had lunch, flipped the thing upside down inside the helmet (nobby side up, instead against the scalp), and rode another hour.

Again, while it did nothing to help prevent helmet hair, it made a huge difference in air flow for me. I'm one of those people who put out a LOT of heat on my head, can't put on a baseball cap for more than a couple minutes without sweating and/or my hair ending up looking like Moe from the three stooges. I love my new Arai helmet, but it didn't flow as much air as my previous Bell Star.

With the thing in, upside down, I feel a constant flow of fresh air, which is very welcome in these 90, 100+degree days here. I am not sure I felt any additional air flow with it installed the "proper way." It was actually really comfortable for me, upside down--forms a cushion of sorts while maintaining space for airflow.

End result, if you're looking for a magic cure for helmet hair, I'm not sure this is the ticket. If you're looking for a way to snug up a somewhat loose helmet, or if you want to increase airflow without dragging out the dremel and "customizing" your EPS (not recommended, by the way), then it may indeed be worth the $19.95.


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post #38 of 38 Old Apr 27th, 2012, 6:17 pm
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Re: no more helmet hair!

As a woman, helmet hair is definately a concern (I really do not look good with my hair flat against my head, guess I'll continue to put the head band on when the helmet comes off). The hubby just puts a hat on. I was really hoping this product would do the trick. Ah well, thanks for letting us all know there is no cure for helmet hair.
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