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Old 05-09-2012, 06:54 AM   #1
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Driving "naked"

Hey everybody with long hair! What the hack do you do when you've got the top and doors off? Right now I have to braid my hair and find an uncomfortably tight-fitting knit hat to wear. Sometimes that doesn't even work because it's SO windy. Ive tried hats that tie around my jaw but they have to be so tight i cant even open my mouth to drink something. I'm talking extreme gusty wind all the time. I can't keep anything on my head. I actually have to put an ear plug in my left ear to protect it! Well, now summer's coming and I do NOT want to have to wear a knit hat in 80 or 90 degree weather. Especially if I'm wearing a dress or something fem.

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Old 05-09-2012, 07:34 AM   #2
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I'm still looking too. My hair is not quite long enough to pull back in a pony tail. Currently I wear a visor. Keeps the hair out of my eyes, I don't get hat hair (not bad anyway) and the back doesn't get as tangled as when hatless.

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Old 05-09-2012, 07:55 AM   #3
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I could never get away with a visor. That thing would fly off so fast, lol. My hair is around the middle of my back, but there's a ton of breakage so I have to wear something on the top of my head even when i braid because otherwise I'd look like Einstein. I'm realizing that the weather where I live isn't really conducive to Jeeps but oh well. I've got it now.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:14 AM   #4
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Shave your head?

Then your Jeep AND your head would be nekkid!

Works for me anyway.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:17 AM   #5
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Not a good look for me.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:17 AM   #6
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I can't really help you. I always got away with a baseball hat with my hair pulled through the back. Never really had to worry about it flying off my head. I just make sure to carry some hair stuff with me whereever I go so I don't have to stay in a ponytail if I don't want.

Have you tried a headband instead? Like, one that lies flat and wraps around. You could probably use it to cover your ears too. Something like this:
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:23 AM   #7
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I suggest a quick trip to your local motorcycle shop....lots of resources just for this issue; including but not limited to a really cool spiraly-thingy that easily wraps into your hair in a second...holds it in place...and unwinds in a second.

the Easiest path if a ball-cap....but they blow off....so turn it around backwards

Another option is the dew-rag (bandana)....gets hot.

Hair net looks stupid (if others get close enough to see) but works GREAT.

Shower cap if you like to entertain others.

if you're daring....try a paper-bag with eye-slits.

I dont recommend the latter. Eveybody knows Jeep Chicks are HOT!!! and thus the paperbag would imply you're not a true Jeep Chick.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:41 AM   #8
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Personally I tend to do a side braid (on the side away from the window) and a bandana (which you can color coordinate to match your outfit if you are feeling particularly girlie). Either that or a messy bun thing and let the rest of those locks fly free.

I wouldn't trade my Jeep for a good hair day any day of the week!
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:30 PM   #9
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Thanks for the suggestions. I wouldn't trade it either. Just got rained on. 0% chance of rain and I just deluged on with my top and doors off...what's up with that?
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I've actually picked up a couple of "Buff"s that I keep in my Jeep. They seem like they would be good to keep longer hair from the wind, but I've used them to cover my shaved head from the sun.

These things are actually pretty versitile in how they can be warn. The can look like a dew rag, a skull cap, a thin or wide head band, around the neck, they can even be worn over the mouth & nose for when the dust has been kicked up.

Searching "Buff" on Amazon will show some pricing. They are about $7-$20. There are short and long ones. I think that can also be searched on Youtube, but I'm not posative. I bought a couple in styles/colors that can be worn by guys or girls.

So far they've come in handy to protect my shaved head from burning a couple times.
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:05 PM   #11
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I have gotten away with base ball caps; however I have short hair and can make the hat pretty tight. I get pretty bad hat hair, but it is better than the craziness my hair becomes if I run without a hat.
 
I do keep two hats in the Jeep; both are expendable given the eventuality that I'll lose one at some point.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:18 AM   #12
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I've actually picked up a couple of "Buff"s that I keep in my Jeep. They seem like they would be good to keep longer hair from the wind, but I've used them to cover my shaved head from the sun.

These things are actually pretty versitile in how they can be warn. The can look like a dew rag, a skull cap, a thin or wide head band, around the neck, they can even be worn over the mouth & nose for when the dust has been kicked up.

Searching "Buff" on Amazon will show some pricing. They are about $7-$20. There are short and long ones. I think that can also be searched on Youtube, but I'm not posative. I bought a couple in styles/colors that can be worn by guys or girls.

So far they've come in handy to protect my shaved head from burning a couple times.
So many styles! Which one do I really want?
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So many styles! Which one do I really want?
hehe, well, if you are only getting a couple, I would go for a blue or black which are easy for me to coordinate with. I am usually wearing black or blue jeans, when not at work. The blue one has dragons on it!
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My Fiance had to learn what worked....her hair is not long...but it does whip around a lot.

She uses a head band and 2 berrets/ scrunchys yes 3 different things. Takes a minute before we start and when we get there but she has no hat hair or tangled mess to deal with..just combs it out once we arrive.

Now she has a JK and keeps extra of everything in both JEEPS.
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:06 PM   #15
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I have some sheer scarves. I braided my hair and tied it around my head. Worked great, and gave me a kind of gypsy look. I have three of these scarves but I'll still probably go shopping for more.
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a kind of gypsy look.
I love that look.



Naked weather is due tomorrow.
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:43 PM   #17
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my gf just pulls her back and doubles it into a bun kinda thing. and wears one of those thin hair bands over the top / front. seems to work for her
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Ordered my Buffs. Hope they arrive in time for Topless Day
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Ordered my Buffs. Hope they arrive in time for Topless Day
I love my Buff! Don't have long hair but i use it to keep the sun off of my neck when doing yard work or what ever.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:05 PM   #20
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Love this thread! I just ordered a Buff too! Can't wait to get it...
I need to put my soft top on this weekend so I must prepare for the wind.
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:55 PM   #21
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a baseball cap has worked for me fine...I just really tighten it up to the point of my head exploding. There have been a few close calls, but that's why I wear an old one that I don't care much about.
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On the trail or around town, I let it fly. I love that feeling.
When I'm on the freeway, I put it in a pony tail and stick it through the back of my bb cap. That way if the cap starts to blow away, I have an additional second to catch it.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:38 PM   #23
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Im a dude and I have the shaggy hair style haha. I love my hair after a jeep drive. adds character.
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i had to put my beard in a ponytail, it would whip my in the eye balls and hurt so bad i'd have to pull over. lol
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i had to put my beard in a ponytail, it would whip my in the eye balls and hurt so bad i'd have to pull over. lol

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i had to put my beard in a ponytail, it would whip my in the eye balls and hurt so bad i'd have to pull over. lol
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I have somewhat long, thick hair & I refuse to cut it short (not a good look for me). I put my hair in a tight ponytail, pretty high up, and that usually works okay except for the shorter layers at the very top. I haven't figured out how to control those yet, although a fabric headband helps a little bit. I don't think a hat would work for me, because my hair's so thick - they tend to pop off.

Do you remember those little troll dolls, and how their hair looked if you turned them upside down & spun them? That's what my hair looks like after a drive in my jeep. I'm getting used to it at this point (since I haven't found an alternative). It's my "jeep do".
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Another vote for Buff here. Before I cut my hair, they were indispensable. Hats are OK but I always felt they were about to come off. Hair bands or sweat bands never got all the hair. Whatever I did, there would always be hair whipping me in the corner of my eyes. Until I got a Buff... And all those problems went away!

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