When you are riding your motorcycle on a highway, it is a frequent phenomenon that your long hair keeps flying around your neck, breaking your focus on riding. This also creates undesired itches if they are not tied up properly. The worst part is that the air, rain, and sun rays damage your hair like weapons and create awful tangles.
Not only women riders, but also men riders with cool long hairstyles face these obstacles every day. So, how can you prevent your hair from getting tangled while riding a motorcycle? Here we have come up with some effective and real-quick tricks for you.
How to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet With Long Hair
Usual Ponytails and braids for women make long hair face the air and dust while riding a motorcycle creating awful tangles. That makes your hair dry and breaks the edges resulting in hair damage. Also, this causes neck aches. Buns on your head may create bad headaches. Let’s have a look at some unique hair tricks to get the solution.
Men who have long hair may not know how to make a braid. Also, making a hair braid is not a quick task. Making a quick ponytail with hair bands works fine but the hairband may fall off at some point and your long hair may start bothering you. But still, there is another quick way.
1. Make a low Ponytail
First, take your usual hairband in one hand. Now, take your hair altogether behind your head using the other hand and make a usual low ponytail back in your head. This will take a few seconds only.
2. Make a Long Band
Now, get yourself a bandana which is not much costly. Turn the bandana into a long band by rolling the ends together.
3. Tie the Bandana Around Your Neck
Take the rolled bandana and place it around your neck below the hairband in the back. Now tie it in front according to your comfort and don’t tie it too tight. You have to make sure this will not get loosen and fall off after a few miles. For this take the two free ends of the bandana and roll it by putting one end over and other under the tied-up bandana.
4. Roll the Twisted Hair Around the Bandana
Now take your tied-up hair which is placed underneath the bandana. Twist the hair with your finger and roll it around the bandana. This will ensure that the band will not fall off and the hair will not tangle.
Using Hair Wrapter
Here comes the hair wrapter to protect your hair. All you’re going to need for this is just a hair wrapter and two hair binders.
1. Get a Hair Wrapter
Hair wrapters are easily found on eBay or Amazon and these are quite inexpensive. They are designed for all lengths of hair and there are many colors available. So, you can easily get them.
2. Make a low ponytail
Using your normal hair binder gather your hair at the base and make a quick ponytail behind your head. Make sure you are not making the ponytail too high because the heavy helmet will push on it. Also, don’t tie it too tight or it will block air circulation and create aches.
3. Put the hair inside the Wrapter
Bring the hair now in the side so that you can place it inside the hair Wrapter easily. Twist your hair tightly down to the end. Keep the twisted hair end in one hand and take the rolled-up hair Wrapter on the other hand. Now shove your hair inside starting from the twisted end of the hair at the top of the Wrapter.
Grab the bottom part of the Wrapter with hair inside and keep twisting your hair slowly. Using your other hand unroll the Wrapter up on hair and shove your hair inside it.
4. Tie the hair Wrapter with hair using a hairband
Now once you have finished unrolling it over the ponytail, take another hair binder and tie the Wrapter where the roll stops. After finishing the binding, you can release the ends of your hair. But you can also keep the ends inside to prevent hair damage. This will stay put and prevent hair tangles effectively.
Using Diva-Do Helmet Liner
While ponytails and braids may damage the edges of your runaway hair inside the helmet, there is still a lifesaver way. Let’s have a look.
1. Get a Diva-Do Helmet Liner
Get yourself a Diva-Do Helmet Liner by Raci-Babi. They are designed for women to provide extreme protection of your long hair and avoid seams on the forehead. They are available in many colors and prints to match your taste and style.
2. Wrap Your Hair in a Bun
Now wrap your hair in a low bun real-quick and hold the bun with your left hand for a while. You can do it using hair binders if you can’t make a bun without using bands.
3. Put on the Diva-Do Helmet Liner
Using your right hand, slide the helmet liner over your head covering your whole hair. Now take the two free ends and wrap them behind your neck and cross them. Then wrap the ends around the hair bun and tie them tightly in a half knot.
Finally, after giving it another wrap, tie the ends in a little bow. Now you are ready to wear the bulky helmet without damaging your hair.
Putting Folded Hair Inside the Helmet
Here is another quick way to protect your hair from sun, rain and wind damage. This also helps to untie your hair pretty quickly making you ready for a party. The steps are discussed below.
1. Make a Low Ponytail
First, part your hair in the middle on the top of your head and make a low ponytail with a hair binder. Make sure you are not binding your hair too tight or too loosen. You can make ponytail keeping hair on your ears to protect them from sunburn or cold. Also, hair nets can be used on the top before folding the ponytail.
2. Fold the Ponytail and Flip it on Head
Now fold the ponytail in half and flip it on your head for a while. Now hold it all together with one hand for a while. If you do not fold it, the hair may jam inside the helmet making you uncomfortable and may damage your hair ends.
3. Wear the Helmet
Finally, wear your helmet over your flipped ponytail using the other hand and tie the helmet harness. Now you are ready to go for a long motorcycle ride.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How can you protect your hair from getting flat while wearing a helmet?
Ans: You have to avoid wet hairs inside the helmet and keep them clean, moisturized regularly. Also, be careful while choosing your helmet.
Q: What happens to hair if you wear helmets regularly?
Ans: This causes Traction alopecia, a situation when hair roots move close to the scalp and begin falling.
Wearing a motorcycle helmet is often challenging and may not be a pleasant experience for you. We have mentioned some tricks for women and men both that will seal the deal. If bandanas are not your style, if you are not willing to get those hair liners or hair wrapters, you can simply fold your hair in half and keep them inside the helmet as described.