helmet strap causing ingrown hairs

helmet strap causing ingrown hairs

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discussion starter · #1 · jun 9, 2010

my helmet strap is giving me some painful ingrown hairs. anyone had any experience with this? not sure whether to grow a beard – preferrably not in the summer – or to shave more often. i currently shave every other day. any advice is appreciated.

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do not wear you helmet all day or to bed. i found that out the hard way. just wear it when riding, then take it off when you’re done.

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helmet strap too tight?

mine is tight enough to keep the helmet from falling off, but it doesn’t even touch my skin normally.

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shave with the grain not against.

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you probably need this….

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try washing your helmet and straps work often. that seems to work for me

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simple , just never wear a helmet again and hope you dont fall on your head, i would try shaving down on the neck …..just shave down everywhere

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what you should be asking yourself is: are men without beards really men?

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schlitz domino said:

what you should be asking yourself is: are men without beards really men?

+1 (loosten your strapys)

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i just stopped shaving, solved that problem.

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the jonas brothers can grow facial hair?

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loosen your straps as everyone else as said. they are rubbing your skin as hair is growing after you shave and causing the ingrown hairs.

if you still have issues, use a “sensitive” shave gel/cream, shave with the grain (usually down and forward on face and straight down on your neck above the adam’s apple, then switches to upward from bottom neck to adam’s apple), shave regularly (everyday or every other day) and try a razor bump product of some kind (i used bump stop 2 for a long time and liked it but just this week saw bump patrol while i was at target and picked it up and i already like it 10x more).

just $.02 worth of input from a guy with terrible ingrown hair and razor burn problems.

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i quit shaving about 8 years ago and really can’t go back. i just take a pair of clippers with no guard to my face and head every 2-3 weeks. i’ve gotten really attached to the scruff and the couple times i actually shaved it felt really really strange. as an added bonus, all that haircut money goes to bike parts.

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discussion starter · #18 · jun 12, 2010

all good suggestions

all good suggestions. i haven’t washed my helmet in 5 years, so that might help. can’t loosen the strap too much without the helmet slipping around with pressure – i.e. if i took a fall, helmet would move a bit much.

i’m gunna try to scruff approach. maybe i’ll shave everything but the neck, grow a neck beard. :thumbsup:

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i used to get ingrown hairs all the time. like others have said, i grew a beard and solved that problem.

also, the op said that he hadnt washed his helmet in five years. arent helmets supposed to be replaced every 4 years or so? i dont mean to sound critical. i just thought i had heard that..

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