Only a biker can understand the feeling of kicking the engine to life, the pulsating rhythm of the machine in sync with your heart beats! Liberating as the experience may be, it also invariably means bad hair days! That's precisely why we have curated these hair care rules for bikers!
Wild mass of tangled helmet hair, unpleasant odour to sticky grease of your scalp, we have covered every possible circumstance you could possibly think of!
While these essential hair care tips will help you steer clear of possible hair woes as a biker, these are only temporary respite.
If you truly want celebrity-ready hair 24x7, you probably may want to spend a bit more time on your hair, indulge it to more TLC.
For instance, don't just pick any shampoo you can get your hands on. Invest some time to know your hair type and buy products that are designed specifically for your hair to prevent brittle and dry hair.
Indulge your mane to weekly treatment of a conditioning oil massage, gorge into fiber-rich diet and, of course, take a break from chocking your hair follicles with harsh chemicals.
Other than these basic rules, here are a few hair care rules every biker MUST follow!
While helmet protects your skull from potential danger and your hair from pollution attack, it also tends to matte your hair. If you have long hair, tie your hair in a clump on top of your head. If you have short hair, invest in a stretchy headband. Pick one that is wide, so that it covers all of your hair and in thin material, so it fits underneath the helmet.
It is a good idea to invest in an open or ventilated helmet. Not only will it prevent the dreaded "helmet hair", but also keep your scalp hair remain fresh. This is a must follow hair care tip for people who use bike.
Make Scarf Your New Best Friend
To keep your hairstyle intact and prevent it from getting tangled, use a scarf beneath your helmet. Bonus point - you can try innovative ways to do your scarf, and it reduces the pressure from hair strands from coming in direct contact with the helmet, plus it soaks up the excess oil.
We cannot emphasize on this enough, just like your skin, your hair too needs a shield against the UV rays. Invest in a UV protectant hair spray, preferably the one which does not make your scalp greasy, spritz it liberally onto your scalp, before you hit the road!
Shake Out The Tangled Hair
As soon as you take off that helmet, chances are your hair is going to be greasy, stinky and a tangled mess. Here is what you need to do. Flip your hair over, and tousle it with your finger thoroughly. Try to remove as much tangle as possible with your fingers. Keep a spray bottle ready with you filled with water and a few drops of lemon juice. Spritz it into your hair, it will waken your hair right up, tame the fly-aways and keep bad smell at bay.
Best Hairstyles To Go For!
If you have really long hair, stick to basic hairstyles. Our pick is braid or pony tail. And if you are opting for a pony tail, make it a point to put the elastic band low, over your nape. Or else, the added pressure of the helmet and the elastic band can give you a bad headache.
Homemade Hair Mask For Damaged Hair
No mater, how much precautions you take, biking inevitably leads to damaged hair. Here is how you can spell life back into your dry, brittle and dead hair strands.
Take 1 egg white, add 10 drops of almond oil, 5 drops of rosemary oil and 5 drops of Jojoba oil to the mix. Whip it until all the ingredients blends well. Slightly dampen your hair, and apply the mask through your scalp and hair. Let it sit for 40 minutes. Later, shampoo and condition as usual.
If you have any more tips on how to care for helmet hair, do share them with us at the comment section below.