How to Deal With Motorcycle Helmet Hair

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How to Deal With Motorcycle Helmet Hair
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Travelling on a motorcycle gives you a feeling of freedom, is very relaxing and is good for the environment since motorcycles use less fuel than cars. The bad thing about the sport of motorcycling is the dreaded helmet hair. Getting off your bike ready to see the sights or catch a meal at a nice restaurant is embarrassing when your hair is flat, sweaty and glued to your scalp. There are ways to combat helmet hair with great effect, though.

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Things you need

  • Small spray bottle of water
  • Leather hair glove
  • Small container of baby powder
  • Ponytail holders
  • Hair clip

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    Choose a short hairstyle if you love to ride motorcycles. This is the easiest way to prevent helmet hair. Once you dismount you can run a brush through your hair, spritz it with water and scrunch it, or use a hair gel to create a messy, spiky look. These tips are great for male riders too.

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    Select hair styles that are straight and sleek. This type of hairstyle requires little care and is becoming on many women.

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    Braid your hair. You can do a simple, long braid down your back or, for a more elegant look, french braid your hair. Now when you remove your helmet, your hair is already done.

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    Purchase an item called the leather hair glove. This leather pouch snaps in place around a long ponytail or braid. When you get to your destination, just unsnap it and your hair will fall out tangle free with every strand in place.

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    Take along a hair clip. When you arrive at the event or place you will be staying, just pull your hair back as if you were preparing a ponytail and twist it a few times. Secure the hair to the back of your head with the clip and you are ready to party.

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    Use a ponytail holder and pull your hair back into a ponytail. You can even use a couple or several depending on how long your hair is. Place a ponytail holder every couple of inches to keep the strands in place and tangle-free.

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    Sprinkle a bit of baby powder on your scalp to use as a dry shampoo. Rub it into your scalp and then brush it out.

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