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I can't believe i'm doing this...but:

My new girlfriend has long hair, has discovered she loves to ride on the back of my bike and now wants to get her own...however, she's having a bit of trouble with all the kinks in her hair from the excessive wind speed inherent in my particular riding style. She's been using rubber bands but apparently this is not solving the problem.

So, I told her I'd toss it out here as there are lots of smart womens in here who must have a solution.

Thanks, and if there's another thread on this, a point in the right direction would be fine.
 

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I used to braid my hair, and that worked really well. But, once I got it layered, braiding didn't work all that well, so now I deal with the tangles (ouch!). But, she could try braiding it. Or even sticking it into her jacket would work too. They also make hair wraps, usually leather, that wrap around the hair to prevent the whole hair mess that usually occurs.

 

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HAIRGLOVE.COM!

I've tested this product at over 120mph on the track, and it kept my hair tangle-free all season. Lots of colors, patterns, and materials to choose from on their website.

I usually braid my hair first, then put the HairGlove on over it (easire that way).

 

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I use www.hairglove.com. Go to the "Extreme" section -- that's where all the neoprene ones are. They work great. I have long fine hair that knots up in the slightest breeze. No problems with hairglove. I wish they made them longer though. I need 12" ones now.
 

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I french braid, but my hair is long and all one length.

If you do a search on hair here in CA, you will find other threads from the past where this same subject came up.
 

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i have a lot of layers in my hair and i french braid mine too. or you can have her twist it into a knot at the top of her neck and hold it with a really tight elastic band. it works really well for me!
 

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I use proclain shine stuff that keeps my hair (curly and way really long) from tangling. I have done the braiding but it would catch on my letters on my leathers and drove me nuts and would break my hair. I usually just do a low pony tail and then not pull it all the way through to form a loop then tie it with another hair tie.
 

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ponytail + hair glove = happy Grrl :)

'cept for when my hair gets too long for the hair glove :laughing this is how I know when I need to cut my hair
 

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1fastchick said:
I use proclain shine stuff that keeps my hair (curly and way really long) from tangling. I have done the braiding but it would catch on my letters on my leathers and drove me nuts and would break my hair. I usually just do a low pony tail and then not pull it all the way through to form a loop then tie it with another hair tie.
+1 or I tuck it in my leathers sometimes when I'm too lazy to braid it but that also pulls. :( You can have her try a really good detangler or leave in conditioner, but the shine stuff and braiding it works the best for me. I have a friend who just uses pony tail rubber bands all the way down her hair like in the eighties. She has to be careful because when she rides with her husband her hair is long enough to wrap around them both and causes problems. :eek
 

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My hair used to be close to waist length so I would part it down the middle and braid it Pipi Longstocking-style or I'd tie it in a low ponytail at the base of my head and braid it down from there as I've noticed when I french braid my hair it gets messed up and frizzy every single time I pull my helmet off. I just recently cut my hair about shoulder length and have yet to test out what I can do with it but I'm assuming I'll just be able to put it as a small low ponytail.
 

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I put on a silk protein product in and braid it. So far so good and my hair is down to the middle of my back. Thanks ladies for the link on the hairglove. I have to get me one of thos too!!
 

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RSixxy: if you have a cruiser shop in your area, you might try looking there before ordering online. Not sure of the price differences... haven't looked... *comment here stricken due to inability to make a comment without any suggestibility* It'd at least give you a better idea than a picture ;)
 

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Thanks everyone, she's gonna get a hairglove and was really stoked when she saw it...and, she'll prolly be a new member on here soon enough asking many newb questions.

as always, cycleangels rock, so rock on cycleangels!
 

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Short hair! :thumb My hair barely sticks out the back of my helmet (now that I've let it grow some) so tangles aren't really an issue. That neoprene hair glove looks cool though - better than the leather harley chick type ;)
 

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I just double up a ponytail at the base of my neck... then condition the HELL out of it before trying to brush it out. My hair has long layers that are just past my shoulders ~ so it makes it difficult to braid.

Just make sure if you ponytail to not have it up in your helmet... might compromise the helmet padding over time and lead to improper fit.
 

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1. A good conditioner (Infusium), then shine stuff - Tigi BedHead Shine Junkie or Rusk Shine.

2. Ponytail or braid. I can't leave it down or it gets tangled in the helmet D-rings. I have a hair glove, but find it more trouble than it's worth, unless I'm out all day.

3. Worst case scenario: baseball cap. :nanana

FWIW, my hair is just past my shoulders, with short bangs (like my avatar, but it's longer in the back now.)
 
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