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Help!! Helmet hair!!

I am planning a 3 week motorcycle road trip at the end of April from New Hampshire to New Orleans. What can I do to keep my hair looking okay after taking my helmet off? I realize that post-helmet hair will probably never be as good as pre-helmet hair. Any biker girls out there with a word of advice? What about a satin bonnet or something?


  • bird19bird19 Posts: 66Registered Users
    Curlypooks, I'm not a motorcycle momma, but my actual momma is....she's a 3b with shortish hair, and she wears a "buff", which is a tube-like thing that's seamless and kind of slick (not satiny, but more like a performance tee?).

    She says there's no hope for really nice hair after sweating in a helmet for a few hours, so she wears the buff under the helmet to protect her hair, then when she takes the helmet off, scrunches the buff up as a wide headband and pulls a couple curls out the front. She finger curls them with a little water from her water bottle and calls it good.

    HTH, have a great trip!
    2a/2b, fine and thin
    new wavy!

    currently using:
    cleansing: BS/ACV rinse weekly
    PT: Gelatin PT
    Conditioner: Desert Essences fragrance-free
    Styling: LOTD Aloe
  • bosanbobosanbo Posts: 180Registered Users
    When I ride my bicycle, I do a couple loose French braids along my scalp. When I release them I avoid flatness at the roots and have some waves. That's the best I can get, and even then it's sort of wild sometimes. I rock a tweed cap a lot...
    I sort of blog
    I'm mostly away doing field work through mid-May.

    Hair: curlybob, fine, dense, low-po, big waves/ringlets (2C/3A)
    Co-Wash: Nature's Gate Herbal Conditioner
    RO: YTC Carrot, Aubrey Organics GPB
    LI: BS Shea Soft Styling Cream (HG)
    Styling: KCCC, Garnier P&C Gel
    1xWeek: low-poo, gelatin PT or Joico K-Pak
    Hair Likes: aloe, coconut oil, humidity, protein, long walks on the beach

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