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  • How to tuck your hair into a helmet

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    03-10-2012, 10:01 PM
  #21
Weanling
When you go to the tack shop ask the sales people about trying some long oval helmets, this may fit her better and its at least worth a try. I know I have long hair and my helmet fits fine as long as my hair is tucked under it, I think if I cut it short it probably wouldnt fit anymore ;)
     
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    03-10-2012, 10:02 PM
  #22
Weanling
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Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
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.
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hmm I had never heard that before, makes me want to look into it since I pretty much always wear my hair under my helmet.
     
    03-10-2012, 10:05 PM
  #23
Weanling
Thanks for the last few replies its only the equitation shows we go to that we have to tuck our hair up, no more cute braids with ribbons :( the majority is events, where a neat tidy bu is sufficent.

Thanks very much for the helpful replies, can't wait to go shopping
     
    03-10-2012, 10:10 PM
  #24
Showing
It ticks me off that some associations make you tuck your hair in your helmet. Doing so voids the helmet's warranty, as it's supposed to fit your head, not your hair.
/rant

Good luck finding her a helmet!
     
    03-10-2012, 11:12 PM
  #25
Weanling
I have Long, Long, Long, thick hair. I got a Troxel Grand Prix Classic a half size larger than my head size(A half size is so much bigger than I thought. My sis had one half size down from mine and it is so much smaller). I just put my hair in a Ponytail/braid and put it in my helmet.

Good luck finding a helmet!
     
    03-10-2012, 11:19 PM
  #26
Trained
I should add, that while I understand the dilemma of having a lot of hair, make sure the helmet fits your friend's head snugly. The padding compresses a little after a few times making the helmet of little looser. If you are jumping, you do not want that to happen. I say this as someone who twice road XC courses and one stadium course with my helmet tipping down over my eyes. Very dangerous and annoying to say the least. Try to find one with extra space inside, but make sure it is snug where it counts.
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    03-11-2012, 12:27 AM
  #27
Yearling
Take a holesaw and cut a 1 or 2 inch hole in the top. Just pull the hair up through it. It'll look cool, like a fountain and the helmet will still protect (except for the hole area, but what's the odds of something poking through that?)
     
    03-11-2012, 01:59 AM
  #28
Super Moderator
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Originally Posted by AmazinCaucasian    
Take a holesaw and cut a 1 or 2 inch hole in the top. Just pull the hair up through it. It'll look cool, like a fountain and the helmet will still protect (except for the hole area, but what's the odds of something poking through that?)
AC is clearly pulling your leg. Cutting a hole in a helmet will destroy it. Any crack or hole destroys the integrety of the helmet.
It would look cool, though, kind of like the helmet that the kid wore in the racing scene in "Black Stallion".
     
    03-11-2012, 10:33 AM
  #29
Yearling
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Originally Posted by princecharming    
thanks for the last few replies its only the equitation shows we go to that we have to tuck our hair up, no more cute braids with ribbons :( the majority is events, where a neat tidy bu is sufficent.
I can understand the lack of long braids hanging down with the cute ribbons...in all defense I don't like the looks of that either even in the smaller kids but....:)

As an adult, braided neatly and tucked up (or under), french braided, whatever neatly contained in a hairnet should present that tidy appearance even in an equitation class. I use the military standard for women; the bottom of the bun/braid can't touch the top of the shirt collar and must be pinned up...ie, no free flowing short ponytails.
     
    03-11-2012, 10:40 AM
  #30
Weanling
Hmm, I think she's going to try wetting her hair down and then braiding it in two braids. Its not so much the helmet size as it is that it needs to be deep because there needs to be space. Im glad you guys have such good ideas(:
     

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