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  • Hunter hair..... without a hair net.

    I just HATE hairnets. Anyone do a show appropriate hair style without a hairnet? I was in a schooling show today and I just put it in a ponytail, divided the pony tail in two, ran each half the opposite direction pinned to the other hair. Seemed to work fine. Anyone else?

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    I used to do hunter hair without a hairnet for schooling at home, (still used a hairnet at shows though, just because) and it worked just fine. Now however, I have layers and use a hairnet daily (and have decided that I like the looks of the hairnet). If your hair is the right length for it to work, you don't necessarily neeeeeeeeeeeeeed a hairnet if you really, really don't like them!
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      Wearing a hair net makes me think of being a food service worker... not that there's anything wrong with that. But I just don't like 'em! I just don't like the look of a hairnet. Am I the only one?

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        You can hardly notice it under a helmet, in my opinion, but anyways, I don't mind the way they look and I hate the look of wisps of hair sticking out of your helmet, so I just wear one.

        I'm just not clear, with my haircut anyways, how you could get the hair over your ears look sans bits of hair sticking out without a hairnet.
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        • #5
          With my hair, there are too many little wisps that would come loose without it.

          You can't see the hairnet the way I do it.

          If your hair is exactly the right length and there are no shorter bits, you could theoretically get away with it. It would never work for me.

          The key is that there be no small hairs flying about. However you accomplish that - pins, braiding, dippity do, hairspray, hairnet - is optional.
          If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats. - Lemony Snicket

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          • #6
            I make a low ponytail, hold it against the back of my head as I slide my helmet on(back to front), and shove in any loose strands. It's worked for me for 2yrs and it's exactly like wearing a hairnet(as far as neatness goes) with the netting! lol

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              Originally posted by Mukluk View Post
              Wearing a hair net makes me think of being a food service worker... not that there's anything wrong with that. But I just don't like 'em! I just don't like the look of a hairnet. Am I the only one?
              Yes, since 98% of the rest of the female H/J riders wear them. That other 2% having short short hair that don't need one.

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              • #8
                Impossible to do hunter hair sans hairnet. Hunter hair = hair up in a hairnet.
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                  Originally posted by Pirateer View Post
                  Yes, since 98% of the rest of the female H/J riders wear them. That other 2% having short short hair that don't need one.
                  Well you are not exactly accurate. It appears that IndyGirl2560 also puts her hair up sans hairnet. So that makes at least two of us.

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                  • #10
                    If you have the right haircut, you can do somewhat acceptable hunter hair. As in: long enough, no layers, etc. I've had to manage without a hairnet once or twice -- like when I go to watch someone try a horse and suddenly they want me to hop on and I don't have my kit with me.

                    But why go to all that trouble? Cut your hair how you want and slap on a hairnet for crying out loud. As far as not liking the "look," I don't understand how you can even SEE a hairnet! When my hair is done, there is about three square inches of hairnet outside my helmet -- over my ears. And since the hairnet is brown and the hair is brown, you can't see the weave of the hairnet unless you are about 3 feet away from me.

                    I'm really not understanding the issue with hairnets -- or the adversion to them.
                    Originally posted by tidy rabbit
                    Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community.

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                    • #11
                      Just put a hair net on - you won't notice it after, um, about 30 seconds. Looks so much neater. You'll get over it. There are also different thicknesses of hairnets - some thinner or finer than others that work just fine.

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                      • #12
                        Hairnets are practically invisible and I don't even know mine is on, I wear one every time I ride. I don't like the messiness of wisps of hair sticking out if I didn't use a net.

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                        • #13
                          Hairnets are dorky

                          I too, HATE hairnets, always have always will. I do hunter hair without a hairnet, which is easy. I have long hair. And sometimes, if it is windy out, I will occasionally have wisps of hair flying. (Oh the HORROR!) I personally do not care!

                          Most of the time I just stuff all of it up in my helmet so you can't see any of it. I've been showing on the A circuit for 20 + years. I know "everybody" does it. Not a good enough reason for me. It is by far the dorkiest style in horse showing that I have ever seen!

                          I know there are die-hard hairnet crazies on this board, so I am ready to be flamed!
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                          • #14
                            This is snarky, but--if you're one of those people who can't seem to manage to push your hairnet back off of your forehead, and you've got an inch showing beneath the front of your helmet, then I understand the lunch lady comparisons.

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                            • #15
                              I can't stand hairnets either. It's not so much the look, but the compression of my poor sensitive ears! To counter this I cut my hair really, really short - and voila! no more hairnet required

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                                I am so pleased that I have some fellow hair net haters. I actually bought a pack of two hair nets at the tack store the day before the show. The sales lady assured me they were a "perfect match." I honestly tried to do the hunter hair with a hairnet but just couldn't stand the look. My internal dork-o-meter was spiking as in no can do. So I went sans hairnet. I noticed a gal at the show who had a visible hair net and I thought it looked really tacky. Maybe I am just hypersensitive. Honestly I don't understand the fixation with having all of your hair under the helmet. I have even thought about doing a french braid and putting the end under my hunt coat. In no other sport that I am aware of do women have to keep their hair under helmets. Think women of the US ski team, US cycling team what have you.
                                http://www.turizmtatilseyahat.com/en...-st-moritz.jpg OK rant over. Sorry to any and all that I may have offended. (by the way we showed in three classes and got two firsts and a second- so I guess the judge was OK with my hair).

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                                  Originally posted by Mukluk View Post
                                  Think women of the US ski team, US cycling team what have you.
                                  http://www.turizmtatilseyahat.com/en...-st-moritz.jpg
                                  If Lindsey Vonn went in a hunter derby, she'd put her hair up, too.

                                  Just as you can't stand hairnets, I can't fathom what the BFD is. So you'll go on doing what you do, and I'll go on doing what I do, and the world will continue to revolve on its axis. And if you notice my hairnet some day at a show I promise not to offer you fries with that.
                                  Originally posted by tidy rabbit
                                  Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community.

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                                  • #18
                                    I hate them too.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Mukluk View Post
                                      I am so pleased that I have some fellow hair net haters. I actually bought a pack of two hair nets at the tack store the day before the show. The sales lady assured me they were a "perfect match." I honestly tried to do the hunter hair with a hairnet but just couldn't stand the look. My internal dork-o-meter was spiking as in no can do. So I went sans hairnet. I noticed a gal at the show who had a visible hair net and I thought it looked really tacky. Maybe I am just hypersensitive. Honestly I don't understand the fixation with having all of your hair under the helmet. I have even thought about doing a french braid and putting the end under my hunt coat. In no other sport that I am aware of do women have to keep their hair under helmets. Think women of the US ski team, US cycling team what have you.
                                      http://www.turizmtatilseyahat.com/en...-st-moritz.jpg OK rant over. Sorry to any and all that I may have offended. (by the way we showed in three classes and got two firsts and a second- so I guess the judge was OK with my hair).
                                      It's like the horrors of Visible panty lines!!! Sorry had too!

                                      I only wore them at shows until recently. What I did was buy a flat stretchy headband, put my hair in a low pony tail, slide head band on. Flip hair, put on helmet and there was NEVER any flyaways. Recently however my hair has gotten so long that I have to spread my ponytail over my head and it causes my to have "wings" So now I use the hair nets because I think the only thing dorkier then nets is wings!

                                      The only problem I have is when the top net sometimes bunches by my ears and gets puffy....Any suggestions on fixing since I am here?

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                                        Originally posted by ExJumper View Post
                                        If Lindsey Vonn went in a hunter derby, she'd put her hair up, too.

                                        Just as you can't stand hairnets, I can't fathom what the BFD is. So you'll go on doing what you do, and I'll go on doing what I do, and the world will continue to revolve on its axis. And if you notice my hairnet some day at a show I promise not to offer you fries with that.
                                        Not knowing Lindsey Vonn personally, I have no idea what she would do with her hair if she went in a hunter derby. I have nothing against anyone who wears a hairnet- I just don't like them and I was pleased with this post since I found that there are some other folks who feel the same way.

                                        "Hair net or no
                                        Have a great show!!!"

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