The Long Hair Conundrum: How to How Do I Keep It Contained?

The wind in your hair can lead to tangles and split ends, and we ladies and gents have a really hard time keeping our long hair from becoming a rat nest while riding. So AMERiders gives some tips to the Long Hair Conundrum and How to Keep It Contained?

I had long hair for years and suffered from the same problem after a long ride. Regardless of gender, those of us who let it grow long will often find a matted mess instead of a ponytail after a day on the road. There are some ways to avoid this.

I used to tuck my ponytail inside the collar of my jacket. Sometimes this worked, but rubbing around between layers of clothing caused its own problems. Half the time my hair popped out of the jacket anyway, leaving me right back where I started. Braiding works well for some but not for others.

Headband Braid

If your hair curls up or greases during motorcycle ride, you can solve the problem through headband braid. You can braid your hair on the hairline side allowing it to form a headband. Starting from one ear, you can tuck the excess hair behind one another and secure the remaining hair to form a ponytail and you can dismantle the hairstyle after you have finished your ride. Another easy way to do this is with a wrap.

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Women’s Leather Ponytail Holder

Front Part Braids

This is another women motorcyclist’s hairstyle. This is a helmet-friendly style and many people use it. The hair is parted at the center and braided into two plaits at each side of your part. They are secured by pooling them together using a band. This method is also fun to use.


The perfect hairstyle for women bikers is the bun. There are different buns you can style your hair, they include the sock buns, ballerina buns, low buns as well as the side buns. You can enjoy this method once you learn the best way to remove your helmet. It takes time to master this style, but with practice, you can become perfect.

Head Scarves/Do rags.

This style is wonderful because apart from preventing hair loss, this style hides bad style. You can use a silk scarf or headband as it absorbs those frictions that could damage your hair. Preparing this hairstyle is not difficult, part your hair one side, and tie it with a scarf. Once you remove the scarf, you restore your hair by shaking and fingering it. Or you can use a do-rag which comes in a variety of looks.

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American Flag Do-Rag Flydanna

Messy Locks

This is a sexy hairstyle for women motorcyclists. This is a helmet friendly method because it would not be affected after the removal of helmets. To prepare the method, you have to add a root booster and spray using salt spray and pin it down. You can make it perfect.

Katniss Slanted Braid

If you want your hair to look good while you ride on your motorbike, a good hairstyle you can use today is the Katniss slanted braid. This hair fits any type of helmet you want to use for your ride. The style is not just good, for helmet use, it is fashionable as well. You would feel comfortable using the hairstyle.

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Perhaps the most popular hairstyle motorbike ride for women is the ponytail. This is an appealing hairstyle when you style it very well. You can combine this hairstyle with French braids on your head sides. This method does only prevent your hair from falling off when you ride but makes you attractive as well. The method is very simple to apply, you need to comb the hair and tie it using an elastic band.

Cut your long hair

Another motorcycle riding hairstyle for women is a haircut. This is the best option for those who engage in other activities such as mount biking and kayaking. The haircut is very comfortable because nothing would disturb your hair while you ride. Moreover, you would not find it difficult to use as it could match any helmet. It would be a perfect fitting when you put on your earrings, this would easily reveal your gender.

I cut mine off short what they call pixie cut short so that I didn’t have to deal with it being all tangled. I realize now I am going to have to start thinking about long hairstyles again since I am growing it out again. (I decided to give it a phoenix dye job once it is long enough). However, cutting it off short is not something everyone wants or can do so we are giving you a few extra ideas to work with.

Pile on Top

Pile on top is another perfect hairstyle idea for women motorcyclists. Using a ponytail band, you can pile your hair to a shoulder length, tie them on top of your head, and use your helmet. This is good for hair because it does not damage and cut your hair. Your hair would remain full anytime you remove your helmet. You only need to apply your fingers through the hair to restore its shape.

Several other methods are available, and you can try any of them. You should always consider such issues as comfort, hair damage, and fashion.

Below is a list of hairstyles and braids that can be helpful to use.

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~And as always…

~Live Free Ride Hard~



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