Wearing your hair for Hunters

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    03-30-2012, 06:02 PM
Green Broke
Question Wearing your hair for Hunters

Ok Hunter/Jumpers, enlighten this Eventer! I have long hair that won't all fit under my helmet without giving me a MASSIVE headache...what are your tricks to either get your hair to fit, or if it cannot, how would you wear it in the Hunter ring?

In dressage it's easy, I just have one of these...

But as far as I know, Hunters all pretty much have their hair under their helmets. My horse and I want to try out some Hunter shows this summer just to see how we like it and for a change of pace...so any tips are much appreciated!
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    03-30-2012, 06:10 PM
You can do a netted bun in hunters. At least I hope you can cause that's what I do.
    03-30-2012, 10:10 PM
Green Broke
Oh cool, got any pics so I can see how you do that?
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    03-30-2012, 10:29 PM
Put a hairnet over your head, covering your ears and put your hair that lays against your head into. If you have long hair leave the bottom out. Put it in a pony tail which includes the hair net then flip the pony tail up and put your helmet on. Pull up the hairnet part that is on your ears to it just holds the top part of your ears against your head. Make sure there are no loose ends. At the end it should look like this RWR® No Knot Hair Net | Dover Saddlery
I hope this makes sense lol you may need someone to show you or do it for you the first few times :p
    03-31-2012, 10:07 AM
For hunters I would not wear your hair in a bun !

What I do is first put all my hair in a hair net. Then put it is a low pony tail. Then I lean over and flip it on top of my head and flatten it out. This is pretty easy to do since its in the hair net already. I make sure its covering the top bit of my ear [this is the only part I leave out when im eventing bc I hate it !] and put my helmet on !
    03-31-2012, 10:31 AM
When I showed hunters many moons ago, my mom or sister would do a very tight upside down french braid starting the braid at the nape of your neck and ending at your forehead. Then just tucked the end back under and netted it. I have very thick hair and that was the easiest way to manage it.
    03-31-2012, 04:00 PM
Unless I buy a helmet 5 sizes too big, there's no way my hair's going to fit in my helmet, and they're not designed to protect your hair anyway. I always have to resort to the bun.
    03-31-2012, 04:35 PM
I agree with gypsygirl, DO NOT wear your hair in a bun.
It looks tacky and makes you look inexperienced and very beginner-ish. Hence why you can usually get away with a bun in very low level and non-rated shows. Hunters need to be neat and tidy which means all your hair up in your helmet! :)
I put up my hair the same way gypsygirl does and it work great. Unless your hair weighs 50 pounds, you can get it in there. ;)
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    03-31-2012, 04:52 PM
Blush, I might need to find a personal stylist for my hair . Either that or buy a bigger helmet. I haven't tried the upside down french braid, but a regular french braid is too bulky.
    03-31-2012, 04:56 PM
Haha, try wetting it down too before you put it up! That way it won't be too frizzy or anything like that. :)
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