Girls generally are so passionate about taking care of their crowning glory-hair, especially those who own a scooter or a bike loathe to wear a helmet, as they feel the head saver could damage their hair drastically.
But riding without a helmet is life threatening and your hairline will reduce while combating with pollution, dust, UV rays, wind etc. People with an oily scalp or dandruff or who perspire a lot will naturally be a little more apprehensive about wearing helmets, but they can tie a scarf and tuck their hair, which is quite helpful.
Following are few tips to protect your hair while riding.
– Helmet is a must: Your helmet will protect your tresses from harsh sunlight, dust and pollutants. So never think of going on a ride without your helmet. Also make sure that your helmet is snugly fitting. Use helmet liner in silk it is better than the original foamy helmet lining.
– Don’t let your hair loose: It is always a great idea to tie a low ponytail while you are riding instead of letting the hair loose or free. For people with long hair it is better if you plait it or just make a bun or braid it. And if you are wearing a ponytail, see that you tuck the hair in your jacket. This will not expose your hair to harsh weather conditions.
– Use a scarf or bandanna: A scarf or bandanna is ideal to keep your hair in place and also protect it from harsh and the dry winds, hot sunlight, dust and pollutants.
– Always carry a hair brush: Remember to take a comb or a hairbrush whenever you go on a ride, which will come in handy once you reach the destination.
– Carry a hair clip: A clip or hair band will help you a lot during those long rides; you can tie your hair or fix a clip and then for further protection wear a scarf.
– Keep you hair clean: Wash your hair thoroughly with a quality shampoo and also use a conditioner that will protect your hair from any kind of damage.
– Hair serum: Make sure you apply a hair serum that has SPF before going on a ride, as this will protect your hair from damage.
– Choose a comfortable hairstyle: Try and stick to a simple hairstyle that will keep you comfortable while riding; although it understandable that girls would love their hair to fly in the breeze but is that feeling greater than your precious and beautiful mane?
– Braids for long hair: Consider wearing a plait if you have really long hair; maintaining plaited hair is much easier.
– Keep your hair short: Maybe this is too much of ask; but it can solve most of your hair problems especially for regular riders. Maintaining short hair means less messy and less headache, especially if you are a regular rider.