My issue is that I just got myself a new helmet and I realized trying it on that since the last time I rode regularly, I've cut my hair significantly - it used to be long enough to pull back into a ponytail, and now it's in a chin-length-ish bob. So if I'm not careful how I put my helmet on, I end up with bits of hair sticking out every which way and it looks silly and is uncomfortable.
At the same time, I'm prone to migraines from headbands, so I don't want to wear one under my helmet to hold my hair back. (Unless I can find a nice wide one that will spread the pressure a lot... Will look.) What else should I try? Bobby pins to clip the hair at the front back? Or will they tend to dig in? Bite the bullet and try a hairnet?
Like I said, I'm not trying to do hunter hair - I just want something comfortable and not-annoying for schooling in that doesn't require seven tries to put on my helmet to get everything arranged Just So.
Due to the migraine thing, I thought I'd ask and see if anyone has ideas that would narrow down the list of things to try before I go off and start randomly trying things and giving myself unnecessary headaches.
I too cut my hair a few months ago, and when I did it was very difficult to get my helmet on. I used those little clips that you bend to snap them into place, those never bothered me.
I also am prone to migraines (that's why I cut my hair) so even ponytails could cause one (combined with the sun and heat of So. Cal.)
I have used a jelly head band, I wear it under my ball cap and when I take that off to put my helmet on everything stays in place. It is wider so it's not bad, but there are some that are like 2" wide and a soft cotton. Those might work for you too.
Short hair did not work for me and I am growing it back out now. It's back in a pony tail again!
I'm not a fan of hairnets for everyday either, I use a bandana with my shorter hair .. just fold it into a triangle shape and tie under your head.I tuck the knot up under the ridge of my helmet. Its not overly fashionable but it does the job and isnt noticeable, also helps wick the the sweat away by your forehead (no pimples from the helmet band)