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Old 06-04-2008, 07:46 AM   #1
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Question Ladies with thick hair - in here!!

I'm having an issue with my helmet.

I have extremely thick hair, and I have a size Large helmet, and I find that if I have my hair up [which is my usual hairstyle] the helmet fits too snugly, i.e. my lips are touch the front.

Also, if I do decide to wear my hair down for work, if I leave it down while I'm riding, I will have a crease where my helmet sits. I would like to twist it up and put it in my helmet, but, as stated above, my hemet fits too snugly.

Would anyone suggest me going up to a size XL helmet? Or, what brands of helmets run "larger?" I currently have a Z1R Stance helmet.

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Old 06-04-2008, 07:56 AM   #2
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I'm having an issue with my helmet.

I have extremely thick hair, and I have a size Large helmet, and I find that if I have my hair up [which is my usual hairstyle] the helmet fits too snugly, i.e. my lips are touch the front.

Also, if I do decide to wear my hair down for work, if I leave it down while I'm riding, I will have a crease where my helmet sits. I would like to twist it up and put it in my helmet, but, as stated above, my hemet fits too snugly.

Would anyone suggest me going up to a size XL helmet? Or, what brands of helmets run "larger?" I currently have a Z1R Stance helmet.

i usually wrap my hair and where a stocking cap, but it's a lot of trouble.
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:22 AM   #3
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My hair isn't thick at all..
But I put a silk scarf over my hair to avoid the crease...
It always works for me
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:26 AM   #4
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maybe change out your cheek pieces?
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sounds like you have the "" that Brena was talking about yesterday. You may try Laser Hair removal too!
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well...i have a med scorpion EXO-700 and to me it fits a bit loose compared to other brands. good luck though! it doesn't seem to matter what i do, my hair looks horrible when i wear a helmet for any amount of time :/:
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:43 AM   #7
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My hair isn't thick at all..
But I put a silk scarf over my hair to avoid the crease...
It always works for me
This works! Also I have found tha Suomy helmets fit better with my hair up! Might want to try that as well!
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:46 AM   #8
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i have super thick hair and you may not want to do this, but neway.. it worked well cut short - like the wynonna look or the scoop cut.
your hair is beautiful though- if you wanted to cut it i bet it'd make you look so good!
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You want your helmet to fit tight. If it's loose on impact your head will slam into the side of the helmet giving you a severe concussion.
Try parting your hair down the middle so your hair is on the sides instead of all in the back pushing your lips into the front.
If you have helmet hair when you get to work, put your hair up like you usually do.
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i usually wrap my hair and where a stocking cap, but it's a lot of trouble.
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My hair isn't thick at all..
But I put a silk scarf over my hair to avoid the crease...
It always works for me
I may try that...never thought about wrapping before.

Thanks for the advice!

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I may try that...never thought about wrapping before.

Thanks for the advice!

It works great for me! Guys who work on my bike laugh at me, cause i always loose my rattail combs under my seat.

The silk scarf idea from Oh is even better!
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get a scorpion 1000, if you go larger it has the air bladders you pump up to make the helmet fit snug. it also has the integrated visor that works great.
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You want your helmet to fit tight. If it's loose on impact your head will slam into the side of the helmet giving you a severe concussion.
Try parting your hair down the middle so your hair is on the sides instead of all in the back pushing your lips into the front.
If you have helmet hair when you get to work, put your hair up like you usually do.
like stated above hair is flexible and the moore looseness you have the more your brain will rattle in your skull

I use a dew rag or stocking cap and tie my hair at the end right where it meets with the helmet. Takes some getting used to but it works. Plus when I try to leave my hair up it feels as if someones trying to drill a hole in my cerebellum
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