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Old 08-26-05, 07:09 AM
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Any simple cure for helmet hair?

Ok, I am not real vain so I do not mind wearing my helmet. However, even on short trips my specialized helmet imprints the exact patern of the inside of my helmet in my hair. Now though I do not mind the helmet in public thing the helmet hair at the office just does not fly, I look like a wannabe punk rocker. Soaking my head and letting it dry on it's own, (only thing that seems to reshape the hair) it less than practical. I was taking a turn on the two mile trip home, scraped a pedal and almost bought it at good speed. I want to wear my helmet but I need a cure for the helmet hair, any ideas out there? I wear a small specialized that fits perfectly, great for singletrack, bad for hair.
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Old 08-26-05, 07:16 AM
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Cut your hair short**********
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Old 08-26-05, 07:18 AM
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Thats the problem, my hair is short, when I say exact pattern, I mean EXACT. If you know helmets you could ID the one I wear by looking at my head after a ride.
And for other reasons I cannot let my hair grow out.
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Old 08-26-05, 07:21 AM
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Cut your hair REALLY short. I go with a #1 clipper.

I begin to get the helmet imprint as the hair grows out. I just ruffle it with my hands.
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Old 08-26-05, 07:24 AM
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I cut my hair myself with a clippers. 1/4inch on the top, 1/8inch on sides/back. I still get some helmet hair though. It won't go away if I just run my hands through it. I have to actually rinse it, or at least just get it wet, first.
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Old 08-26-05, 07:34 AM
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Work up a really good sweat. Then when you take your helmet off, you can just slick back your soaking wet hair. Looks really cool!
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Old 08-26-05, 07:46 AM
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Long enough for a pony tail works. So does fixing it in the mens room.
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Old 08-26-05, 08:01 AM
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Try wearing a bandana.
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Old 08-26-05, 08:07 AM
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try a couple of squirts from yur water bottle, brush down with hands...
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Old 08-26-05, 08:09 AM
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You got an air compressor? spray your hair with it..
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Old 08-26-05, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Kyle90
You got an air compressor? spray your hair with it..
Yeah right here in my cubicle, it's 3/4 horse job that can do double duty to drive an impact hammer. Which is very useful when the network goes down.

Obviously I am not the only one with this problem, I guess I am going back to the short short cut. When I cut my hair I go to the skin on the sides with a small flat top 1/8 to 1/4 on top. Oh well, there goes looking like something other than an escaped prisoner.
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Old 08-26-05, 08:29 AM
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Old 08-26-05, 08:41 AM
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How you doin?



Nice helmet hair indeed!

(note: not trying to be a pig. just kidding. happily married. etc.)
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The "cure" to most problems is to eliminate the cause(s).
Cure 1 -- eliminate the helmet.
If cure 1 is deemed undesirable, try cure 2 -- eliminate the hair and shave your head.
Everything else is just treating adverse symptoms.
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Old 08-26-05, 09:38 AM
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I'm about one clipper size short of a buzz-cut. I wear a doo-rag or skull cap under the helmet.
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Old 08-26-05, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by PoorBehavior
I look like a wannabe punk rocker.
I say if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

I have the same exact problem (with a Specialized helmet, no less). I put a little pomade in my hair before riding and it makes it easier to style back once I'm at work.
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Old 08-26-05, 11:01 AM
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I too shave my head with a #1; and I too get the perfect mold of helmet hair. The diffrence is that I have a Bell helmet, so at least my doo is in style.

Yeah, i've found no solution to beating the problem. Try to embrace it; makes for good conversation.

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Old 08-26-05, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by 10ch
I put a little pomade in my hair before riding and it makes it easier to style back once I'm at work.
Are you a Dapper Dan man?
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Old 08-26-05, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by va_cyclist
Are you a Dapper Dan man?
Ha! Hardly.

I think I'm probably more the punk rocker that PoorBehavior is trying to avoid looking like.
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Old 08-26-05, 11:57 AM
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You lot must be talking about a helmet imprint on the top of your head, right?

No wonder I don't have this problem...
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When I get to work, I clean up in the bathroom. To cure a serious case of helmet hair I rinse my entire head in the sink while I am stripped down (one person bathroom) and dry it off with paper towells. It is not ideal, but it works for me. If I need it, I keep some hair spray in my desk.
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Originally Posted by va_cyclist
Are you a Dapper Dan man?
*sniff*

Have you been using my hair treatment?
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I use a Halo headband,then dry off and comb my hair in the men's room.
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bandna works good
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Stop being so freakin' vain!
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Who the hell cares what you look like?
As long as a self-satisfied smile is plastered on your mug, nothing else matters.
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