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    How do you avoid helmet hair?

    I haven't found this discussed using the search function.

    Especially for those who do not have a shower at your workplace . . . how do you avoid helmet hair?

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    I don't really mind helmet hair, but I guess you could bring a comb to work.

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    Try a wet paper towel to move it back into place. Even better, shave your head.

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    If you don't gel your hair, I imagine wearing a beanie would work well.

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    Shave your head, grow a beard. You'll still have some hair, and you'll look way cooler.

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    Skip the helmet.

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    Says the guy who almost got hit by a car.

    Jk! I'd go with the beanie idea, though

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    Keep a small hairdryer in your desk at work. Or a bunch of hair gel.
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    a.) lose the helmet.
    b.) does the men's room in your workplace have a hot-air hand dryer? Turn it up to blow your hair dry.
    c.) gel applied to sweaty hair gets chunky when it dries. If you wait til your hair dries before applying, you don't need it.

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    I wear it in a ponytail most of the time, so it's not a problem. I wear a cycling skullcap under the helmet too.
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    Lucky for me, I work at a library and bike to work.

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    Ask your barber for a #1 or 2 on the top.

    Dries quick too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GP View Post
    Ask your barber for a #1 or 2 on the top.

    Dries quick too.
    Also fairly economical when it comes to shampoos and conditioners.

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    Buy a folding comb. I just got one. I got a Kent 82. I don't look like I got mugged anymore. I look so pretty...oh so pretty.
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    It's one of the reasons I keep my hair short. Also it's nice and cool in the summer.

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    I trim my hair with a #2 clipper. When it grows out, I get to work and splash cold water on my face, and rinse my hair... that's it.... and towel dry.

    On days when I don't feel like bothering, I'll just bring a cap to wear at work.

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    Don't avoid it. . EMBRACE it:

    "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize"
    "So I do not run like someone who doesn't run toward the finish line. I do not fight like a boxer who hits nothing but air."
    "And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us."
    "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."

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    Luckily (?) for me, my hair's pretty thin, and I buzz it very short. No need for a hair dryer, and no problem with helmet hair or head sweat.

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    Not an issue for me as I have shaved my head for the last 5 years. However, sweat management in the summertime is a big problem for me. In the summer time I have to have a seconds scull cap for the afternoon rides so I can keep the sweat out of my eyes.
    Enjoy the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwellman View Post
    Don't avoid it. . EMBRACE it:

    I loved that show. I wish there would have been a 3rd season. Apparently FOTC ran out of content. HBO did make them an offer for the 3rd season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derekthelion View Post
    Shave your head, grow a beard. You'll still have some hair, and you'll look way cooler.
    The man's not lying...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    The man's not lying...
    Yes! Awesome!

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    Do-it-yourself buzz cut with Remington clippers.
    The money saved goes toward N+1.
    "I thought of that while riding my bike."
    - Albert Einstein on the theory of relativity

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    Quote Originally Posted by bengreen79 View Post
    I loved that show. I wish there would have been a 3rd season. Apparently FOTC ran out of content. HBO did make them an offer for the 3rd season.
    Two or three episodes into the second season it was obvious things were going off the rails.

    Now, Firefly, on the other hand. . .
    "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize"
    "So I do not run like someone who doesn't run toward the finish line. I do not fight like a boxer who hits nothing but air."
    "And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us."
    "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNBikeguy View Post
    Do-it-yourself buzz cut with Remington clippers.
    The money saved goes toward N+1.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwellman View Post

    Now, Firefly, on the other hand. . .
    Don't go there, you'll make me sad. On the other hand, after the Shepherd Book graphic novel, I'm sort of starting to feel glad they went out while still strong.

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