Things We Love: 5 Hairdos for Bike Helmets

So you can be cute and safe at the same time, of course.

Confession time: I have, at times in the past, forgone the safety of a bike helmet for the sake of not ruining my hair. Vain? Yes. Stupid? Of course. And yet …

I’m sure I’m not alone in this. It’s just that after spending an annoying amount of time making your hair look just so—spraying it, shellacking it, willing it to utter perfection—the last thing you want to do is ruin it with a sweaty, smelly, plastic helmet. Can I get an amen?

So when a slide show called “Helmet Hair, Begone! We’ve Got 5 Bike-Friendly Styles” showed up in my Facebook feed, I clicked. I mean, of course I clicked.

It’ll take some practice, but I’m excited to try The Fixie, the side-swept loop pictured here. Good thing writer Joanna Riedl included step-by-step how-to instructions with photos.

Now, where did I put my dry shampoo?