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Old 03-16-2013, 02:58 PM   #1
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Shoei Helmets and Channel Hair

I'm on my second Shoei helmet (Multitec and Neotec) and have worn these over the course of 4+ years. My one critique of these helmets is that after wearing them over 30 minutes I always have a channel on the top of my head where my hair has parted due to the helmet liner. Does not matter if I have long or short hair (mostly very short) and always makes me look damn silly when I take the helmet off. I always put a hat on at stops. So I'm probably being a bit vain but it's also a pita when I ride to the office.

So, any suggestions. Am I the only one who has this issue. I've tried various helmet liners but just make my hair look like Gary Busey's. None of the folks I ride with have Shoei's so I do not have a reference point.
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:14 PM   #2
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:41 PM   #3
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Dude, channel hair is probably the least of your worries.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:52 PM   #4
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I wear a Neotec, know what you mean. Try a helmet liner

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Old 03-16-2013, 10:26 PM   #5
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Shave. Or wear a helmet liner/skull cap. Or both.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:43 PM   #6
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Oh great... I just bought the Neotech!
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:53 PM   #7
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Drop some vanity!
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:23 PM   #8
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[QUOTE]Drop some vanity!/QUOTE]

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Old 03-17-2013, 03:58 PM   #9
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Use Sugru to fill the channel: http://sugru.com/
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:19 PM   #10
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:38 PM   #11
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Rock the helmet hair!! Let your freak flag fly!
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:53 PM   #12
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I have the same problem. I usually have some bottled water with me to drink during my stops, so when I take my helmet off I dowse my head with water. It doesn't eliminate the channel hair problem, but it helps. And it's refreshing.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:59 PM   #13
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Wear a baseball cap when you stop
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:00 PM   #14
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Yea, I get that Adidas 3 stripe on my hair too ! I fitted one of these and solved the problem, better air flow too.

http://www.bike-trax.com/tucano-urba...ner-2334-p.asp
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:32 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Stratlanta View Post
Harley Pirate style do-rag?
Yea a do-rag will make for an interesting look with my Klim jacket and Aerostich pants.

So the consensus is

1. Suck it up and embrace the hair (while I still have some)
2. Wear the baseball cap off the bike (which I already do)
3. I'll never look like the guy beachmoto posted but then who the hell does
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