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Cut My Hair - helmet/hair problems now!

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  • Cut My Hair - helmet/hair problems now!

    I had finally perfected getting my hair over my ears and under my helmet for shows, then I had the brilliant idea of chopping it off a couple days ago. It was previously halfway down my back, it's now layered with the longest layers just barely below my shoulders and the shortest layers at my chin. It's great around the barn, but I can't figure out how to arrange it for shows. I like the 'hunter hair' look for dressage and stadium (I'm an eventer), but my short layers don't reach into a low ponytail and the stub of what you may consider a ponytail isn't long enough to flip up under my helmet. How do you short-haired ladies do it?!

  • #2
    I roll mine into a low, tight bun... put a lunch-lady hair net over it... then take some pretty colored ribbon and wrap it around the bun 2 times and make a bow. I think it looks classy, but I am no fashionista.
    Yes, I ride a pony. No, he would not be ideal for your child. No, he is not a re-sale project...


    • #3
      I went to a beauty supply store and bought a clip in fake hair "ponytail" - you just need a color close to yours - it doesn't need to be exacty. I can manage to pull my hair back into a "stub" so I clip the fake hair on to my stub and roll the hair under to form a bun. The nice thing about having fake hair is that it gets used to being in a bun form so after you use it a few times it is easy to shape.


      • Original Poster

        Mine won't go into a bun. Any hunter people with short hair out there than can help?


        • #5
          When I had short hair I just shoved it into the hairnet, pulled down over my ears, and layered another one over it. If it's too short to make into a ponytail it's unlikely to stick out the back much, and if it does, pin it and you'll be fine. You can still wear it over the ears.

          If it's down to your shoulders, the idea of the hairnet is to hold IN those chin length layers - my current ones don't quite go in a pony tail either. Again, use bobby pins if you need to. If the pony tail is low at the nape of your neck, is it still too short to shove it up there? It seems if you can get it into a ponytail you should be able to get it up in your hat (especially w/a 3-point harness).

          There is an alternative method involving panty hose, which will DEFINITELY get you thinking we hunter princesses are strange.
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          • #6
            Are you using a hair net?

            Brush hair back. Put hair net over your hair and ears, pull hair AND hair net back into a pony tail. Put end of pony tail into the "loop" of hair net that is in the pony tail. Twist netted pony tail up under the helmet. Arrange sides / ears as you prefer.


            • #7
              Bobby pins. Don't forget to cross them, or they won't stay! Once you get it out of your face and off your neck, throw the hairnet on and you'll be fine. I had a similar hair cut a while back and I just pinned all the strays and threw the hairnet on. Once the net's on, you can't tell much about what is underneath it.


              • #8
                Originally posted by Phaxxton View Post
                Are you using a hair net?

                Brush hair back. Put hair net over your hair and ears, pull hair AND hair net back into a pony tail. Put end of pony tail into the "loop" of hair net that is in the pony tail. Twist netted pony tail up under the helmet. Arrange sides / ears as you prefer.
                THIS. I am absolutely perplexed when I see people try to get the hair over their ears/arrange a pony tail and THEN put as hairnet on. When my hair was short, I put the end of the ponytail into the "loop" of hairnet like Phaxxton said. Now that it's longer, I just put the ponytail up under the helmet. Same exact base concept though.
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