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    03-10-2012, 07:29 PM
  #11
Green Broke
"get a hair cut or don't ride"

Seriously?!
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    03-10-2012, 07:29 PM
  #12
Green Broke
Its the same thing. Her fashion choices are preventing her from properly wearing required safety gear. Even if you found some big monstrosity helmet. I would suspect the fit wouldnt provide the protection it was designed for.
She needs to get a hair cut in order to properly wear a properly fitting helmet. Simple as that. Can make all the arguments to the contrary you want but facts are facts. Sorry if you find facts ridiculous.
     
    03-10-2012, 07:40 PM
  #13
Weanling
Yeah its ridiculous because its not a fashion choice it's literally her hair. Many people with this type of hair texture would have to shave their head or spend a lot of money on relaxers. I don't see any issue with at least trying to find a brand of helmet that would fit her first.
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    03-10-2012, 08:28 PM
  #14
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Joe4d    
its the same thing. Her fashion choices are preventing her from properly wearing required safety gear. Even if you found some big monstrosity helmet. I would suspect the fit wouldnt provide the protection it was designed for.
She needs to get a hair cut in order to properly wear a properly fitting helmet. Simple as that. Can make all the arguments to the contrary you want but facts are facts. Sorry if you find facts ridiculous.
so...she has to give herself a bowl cut to horseback ride? That's a little insensitive. I don't think its unreasonable for people who don't have short straight thin hair to havethe right equipment to safly ride so they don't have to somehow enhance it to ride, that's very selfish of those of us who do have that kind of hair.

BUT, thanks to the other advice(: she's thing about the helmet cover solution, but she's not crazy about it. :/
     
    03-10-2012, 08:33 PM
  #15
Trained
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Originally Posted by Joe4d    
its the same thing. Her fashion choices are preventing her from properly wearing required safety gear. Even if you found some big monstrosity helmet. I would suspect the fit wouldnt provide the protection it was designed for.
She needs to get a hair cut in order to properly wear a properly fitting helmet. Simple as that. Can make all the arguments to the contrary you want but facts are facts. Sorry if you find facts ridiculous.
No, what I find ridiculous, and unnecessary is your rude "take it or leave it" attitude. There are more ways in the world than choice A and choice B. That is why we (some of us humans) have brains. We are supposed to use them. It is called critical thinking and problem solving.
     
    03-10-2012, 08:39 PM
  #16
Yearling
IS there a decent tack shop newarby where she can try on multiple helmets? Has she (or both of you) measured her head circumferance to at least get the base size?

I used to have waist length hair and my hair was (and still is) very thick. I had to get a helmet at least a size and half larger than my head circumference just to be able to wear the helmet with my hair up (for showing).

Has she experimented with different ways of wearing her hair, maybe braising it lower down and folding it up (or under) so that it doesn't get inside the helmet at all?

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    03-10-2012, 08:41 PM
  #17
Weanling
We have a trip planned next weekend, just wanted a few suggestions and/or ideas. We are not allowed to wear our hair out of our helmets. :(
     
    03-10-2012, 08:48 PM
  #18
Weanling
I know everyone is offended, but Joe is right, if you have to buy a helmet in a larger size to accomodate your hair, then it will not protect your head the way it should. The helmet should be snug enough to not fall off when you tip your head so the top of it is towards the ground, with the buckle undone. Now, if she doesn't care if the helmet protects her head properly (maybe some protection is better than none?) then by all means buy a larger helmet.
Several upside down french braids, (done on wet hair so they're nice and tight) would reduce the bulk of her hair, and leave the ends on top where they can be hidden in the helmet.
     
    03-10-2012, 09:52 PM
  #19
Banned
Hate to tell it to you ladies, but Joe and Calicokatt are right.

Just because some people can't take a blunt person or statement doesn't make it any less wrong.

The more crap between your helmet and your cranium, the less likely the helmet will protect you.
     
    03-10-2012, 10:01 PM
  #20
Trained
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Originally Posted by princecharming    
we have a trip planned next weekend, just wanted a few suggestions and/or ideas. We are not allowed to wear our hair out of our helmets. :(
That's too bad. Study after study has shown that tucking all your hair into a helmet can make it fit much less reliably that if you had long hair tied in a neat hair clip outside the helmet. I don't get why it matters as long as your presentation is tidy.

Try the Charles Owen Series 8. I have one for sale because it is too round for my head and does seem to have some excess real estate inside. Might work for someone with more bushy hair.
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