People who bike to work will run the risk of helmet hair. Helmet hair may even deter these folks from biking to work, and they will increase their carbon footprint by driving to work instead. Personally, I think helmet hair is awesome. If you look at current trends, the faux messy hair-do is all the rage. It is my prediction that in ten years' time, faux helmet hair will be the next big trend. People will be styling their hair to make it look like they have helmet head, but until that time, people may still want to deal with helmet hair. Here is how.
1. Short Hair Cut Shorter hair is definitely less likely to get all helmety. It takes less water to wash short hair. Less shampoo equals less packaging, etc.
2. Get a Ventilated Helmet A ventilated helmet will decrease the amount your head sweats. This lessens the helmet-hair effect.
3. Ponytail A long-hanging ponytail is recommended by many riders.
4. Braid your Hair NAOyR607 from Forum.com has this problem which can also be a solution: I always braid my hair, it works to keep it from getting tangled, but when I get where I'm going I tend to have a bunch of stray hairs sticking up all over the place and when I take the braid out it leaves the wonderful "kinked" looked from the 80's! And then to make things worse, I have bangs, so they add to the 80's look, remember the big wave bang look, yep, thats me! I haven't found a good way to do it yet!
Maybe you can go Eighties-style. Retro is cool, right?
5. Get a skullcap A skullcap or bandana won't stop helmet hair, but it will prevent the hair from getting all frizzy.
6. Use dry shampoo Carefair has an all natural recipe for dry shampoo. You can even make your own dry shampoo by combining half a cup of cornmeal with half a cup of almond meal.
7. Get a Bike Helmet that Looks Like a Hat Avoid the problem all together by wearing a helmet that you don't have to take off.