6 Hairstyles To Wear Under Your Bike Helmet

Let’s get this discussion out of the way: HELMET HAIR. WE DON’T LIKE IT! And fall of all seasons, is about reinvention and renewal. When summer ends and the cooler temps allow everyone to finally (and literally) let their hair down, we’re usually dazzled by the reappearance of flowing tresses, new angled short cuts, braids galore, and styles that are thrown in a twist for a throwback do. When it comes to fall, hair, and bike helmets, having a stylish mane it’s totally doable and we are here to show you how to style those tresses under a bike helmet throughout the cooler season.


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1. Half Braided Crown: This is perfect hair for curly hair and under your bike helmet. This style is feminine, flattering and grown-up look on and off your bike.

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2. Three Twisted Bun: Casual enough to wear every day, but high-fashion enough to wear on a bike ride out. To get the look right, you’ll want to start with second-day hair that’s either naturally straight or blown out to get a smooth texture — that’s what gives this ‘do its sculptural effect. turbands-helmethair Image Courtesy Of Gold Saturn

3. The Velvet Turban: Turbans are perfect for those days when you really cannot bother with managing your hair and yet can still pull off a chic look. Velvety enough to keep your head warm and still looking fashionista, we also love these printed turbans by Robin Hoods that are perfect for wearing under your bike helmet. helmethairstyle Image Courtesy of Creative Fan

4. Messy Head: With varying lengths to play with—from hovering around the shoulders to an inch-long pixie cut—the short messy look offers more options that you think. And in terms of styling, there are alternatives aplenty to the basic, blunt, overly poofy mushroom head in a bike helmet. Plus messy fringes are always cute looking after a bike ride. helmet-hairstyles Image Courtesy of Refinery 29

5. The Leia Braid: sacrificing safety over style doesn’t need to happen along a twisted braid. Although we love a do that’s easy to fit in a bike helmet, we can’t get over how elegant and genius this style easy suits our safety. messytwist-hair IMage Courtesy Of Refinery 29

6. Not So Lady Like Twist: This twisted textured style is a little prim with bad ladyness, perfect for those rigorous bike rides when you’re feeling like a wonder lady on two wheels.

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6 Comments on 6 Hairstyles To Wear Under Your Bike Helmet

  1. Helena Adams
    November 22, 2013 at 7:51 am (3 years ago)

    Pretty useless information. Helmet hair affects short hair in most cases.

    • Alison Lucien
      November 22, 2013 at 8:29 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks for your feedback. We will include more shorter hairstyles in our upcoming beauty posts. We don’t want to leave any chic short-haired ladies behind.

  2. Emily
    November 22, 2013 at 2:19 pm (3 years ago)

    Would be nice to see some styles for Black/curly-headed ladies…

    • Alison Lucien
      November 22, 2013 at 4:10 pm (3 years ago)

      Emily-We are on it!

      • Emily
        November 22, 2013 at 4:56 pm (3 years ago)


  3. rrr
    December 2, 2013 at 6:09 pm (3 years ago)

    Any idea for ladies with dreadlocks or really big hair?