Cyclists have been taking over the streets. Rather it’s a hobby or your daily commute, bikes are the ultimate way to get around. They allow you to breath in the fresh air on your way to work, get some daily exercise but avoid the dullness of the treadmill or stationary bikes and they can save you on daily gas and parking money.
One problem with commuting via bike is the greasy, messy hair that awaits you when you take off your bike helmet. But, you don’t have to sacrifice fashion in the name of function and safety. All you need is the right hairstyle under your helmet that is both practical and fashionable. Check out these helmet-friendly hairstyles:
Half Up Braided Hairstyle
The wind doesn’t stand a chance against braided hairstyles and you won’t fall short on style with this look either. The braids in this half-up hairstyle sit firmly under the helmet while the rest of your hair will pick up some natural texture in the wind. Opt for multiple braids or just one wrapped around your crown.
Headscarf or Turban
Headscarves are not only trendy but they are also practical on and off the bike. A silky scarf will move with your helmet, which will absorb the friction that your hair usually gets. This can prevent a bad hairstyle or losing a hairstyle your spent time perfecting. A helpful tip is to part your hair opposite to the side that you usually do and then tie your headscarf around it. Once you take your helmet and scarf off, all you will have to do is run your fingers through your hair to restore your hair back to its original – and voluminous part.
Twisted Side Ponytail
There are many ways to twist up your classic ponytail hairstyle. A side ponytail is going to keep your hair in place regardless of how fast or slow you pedal. But, adding a twist to your ponytail will give it those extra style points when you step off your eco-friendly mode of transportation.
Three Knotted Buns
The topknot isn’t the most practical hairstyle for wearing under a helmet, but a trio of knotted buns can give you the same style, ease of effort but with much more helmet practicality. All you have to do is part your hair in three sections, twist each section independently and secure at the base of your crown.