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  • Hunter Hair?

    I have never actually been taught how to do hunter hair. I used to just put it up where my ears could show but last year(after several years of competing) I found out that this is kind of necessary. Can anyone explain it to me? Hair length is at middle of my back, & growing out bangs. Kept hair cut to where is does not go over forehead when up in helmet. Part normally to the side!

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    I put my hairnet on with my hair down and pull it back into a ponytail (with the elastic of the hairnet down on the bridge of my nose...it's going to be next year's fashion statement), making sure that the hair goes over my ears. I have long and unruly hair, so I put the ponytail in the extra hairnet that is in the ponytail, but I know most people don't and just flip their hair up on top of their head before putting the helmet on. Then I just flip it up and pull my hat on over it.

    ...I hope that sounds a little less convoluted than I think it does, haha... sorry if it's not clear!
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      Get the one knot hairnets! They are soooo worth the extra money and they come with a pony tail holder made out of hairnet, which makes things so much easier! I always put the in the hairnet holder or a regular pony tail holder, it seems to help secure everything a bit better when the helmet is put on!

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      • #4
        Okay Ill share my routine and hopeful itll make some sense.

        I first put on my hairnet, then tie everything in a ponytail. Then I bring the pony tail up and clip it in place on the middle of my head with two clips. I also make sure that my hair is halfway covering my ears. Then I put my helmet on back to front, and voila!

        Hope that helps and makes as much sense to you as it did when I was typing it out.

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        • #5
          I use basically the same method as supershorty628.

          I split my hair roughly down the middle and bring half onto each side of my shoulders (so it is in front of my shoulders, not down my back). Then put the hair net on my forehead, just above my eye brows (though when you are just starting it helps to have it on your nose until you get the hang out it! It just drives me nuts to have it over my eyes!). I put my thumb under my hair and hair net and run it around to the base of my neck. This gives a smooth appearance and will cover your ears neatly. Then simply tie with a ponytail, flip up over your head and add helmet!

          It takes practice. I remember trying to learn how to do it, it was hard! Everyone has a different method so start practicing and see what works for you! I also second the awesomeness of the one knot hairnets, they are freaking amazing.

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          • #6
            I take one of those big curved hair clips. Pull my hair back, put the clip on backwards (curved away from the neck), flip pony tail up which also flips the clip, put hair net over, put on helmet... however, hunter hair is not a necessity, nor is it technically, traditional... there is no place on the judges sheet for "rider's hair", so as long as your hair is up neatly without a bunch of loose hair sticking out and is not distracting you can wear your hair however you like. The judge won't care.

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