might compress a bit and feel better- I know when I chopped my hair it was a little spacier than normal- but it wasn't so much so I had to buy a new helmet a size up.
So I decided to buy the HH and give it a try. Ordered the pink and purple pattern. It came about a week ago; they sewed it together with the pattern inside out! GRRRR! <sigh> Ah well. Such is life.
So I tried it out the other day and I had one severe issue: the added bulk of the HH and my hair inside my helmet made the helmet incredibly tight, to the point where I had a killer headache in short order.
Acalliste, since you are used to fitting your hair into your helmet with a french comb, I will assume you had no such problem. I've never put my hair inside my helmet before, so I have one basic question (and since I don't know any riders here I have no one else to ask (I hope this doesn't come across as a Jetfalcon-level stupid kind of question)). Since you put your hair inside your helmet, did you go a size b***** on the helmet than a same sized head short hair person would? To accommodate the hair?
My helmet is quite tight enough with my hair out of it. When I started riding I never envisioned having my hair inside the helmet. Maybe I'm a ditz, but I'm trying to decide if I need a b***** helmet or if I should try to get used to it and hopefully it'd eventually stop with the headaches.