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Well.... our 6 week motorcycle while camping experiment is about over. My wife said she “wasn’t sold” on it, mainly because her hair didn’t look right when we were going out. She said her hair “just wasn’t her”

My wife is not a biker girl, she agreed to do this because of me. I would like to be able to keep doing this. How can a lady maintain “her style” and still wear a helmet???

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Well.... our 6 week motorcycle while camping experiment is about over. My wife said she “wasn’t sold” on it, mainly because her hair didn’t look right when we were going out. She said her hair “just wasn’t her”

My wife is not a biker girl, she agreed to do this because of me. I would like to be able to keep doing this. How can a lady maintain “her style” and still wear a helmet???

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Here is the answer my wife gave.
Short answer..."you can't."
That being said,she stated that that is the reason most women wear bandannas under the helmet and keep them on after they take the helmet off.
Sue said that if you look, there are no women with "her style" of hair if riding on a motorcycle while wearing a helmet.
My wife is a nurse of 33 years and counting.
This response is the most telling to me.
Wearing a helmet and ending up with "bad hair," or the alternative..."being dead and no one cares about your hair at that point."

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My wife has assortment of hats. She wears one everytime the helmet comes off. Maybe it's time for her to try a shorter hair cut!

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Im younger than you and already know there is no solution. You should know better.
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Maybe you need to have a serious talk to determine if she really,truly likes riding on a motorcycle.
She may just be doing it to be with you and using her hair as an excuse to not be sold on it.
My wife does not like riding at all,but does it periodically to spend time with me.
We recently have found an alternative.
I bought another Polaris RZR because we had one before and she loved trail riding in it.
"Helmet hair be damned!"

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Polaris Slingshot... no helmet required. Or, buy her a wig.
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how does your wife feel about really short hair?

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Helmet hair is just something we all have to suffer with if we're going to ride. It comes with the territory. There's just no getting past the muss that tight fit mixed with heat and sweat creates. The alternative is no helmet and that wind blown "I stuck my finger in an outlet" look. Bandanas and scarves help. Food service hair nets also can be a viable option but these can be difficult to keep in place. Most of the women I ride with will brush they're hair immediately after taking they're helmet off and either tie it up, wear a hat or bandana, or just leave it to fate.
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Polaris Slingshot... no helmet required. Or, buy her a wig.
Depends on the state. Not needed here in FL, but yes in NC. Polaris is lobbying to try and get the law changed for "side by side" riders.
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