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How do you keep your beard out of your face when you ride behind a windshield?

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How do you keep your beard out of your face when you ride behind a windshield?

I didn't know if I should put this here, or in the general motorcycle discussion forums. Anyway, here it is. :grin:
I wear a beard net, the kind they force guys to wear in restaurants. It works. The gang I ride with calls it my diaper. They aren't dealing with so their remarks mean nothing. If just a quick run, I use little tiny hair clips instead of bands. Works great. Both ways is pain but beats the heck out of the stinging in your eyes without. Modular helmet helps too.
 

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Beard is not a problem for me. It is my eyebrows that get out of control in the wind, and poke me in the eye.
Some say get them trimmed, but next they will want to shave and trim other parts. Where does it end? It is already happening. Look around you.
Some threaten they will trim them while I am sleeping, or get a help from others. I tell them the last mob that tried, got busted up pretty bad.

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LOL @ Krusty. I trim mine otherwise I look like Einstein, without the iq and smarts :)
You have to keep the eyebrows, to keep the IQ and smarts. Shirley has finally got used to them, but she is biased.

The dollar store and others have the neck warmer / protector / balaclava thingies for the beards. They come in varying thickness.
If you get a multi colored one, remember purple on the bottom. You can also get sunglasses in rainbow colours. Expect to get some jibes if you wear both. Best to leave those colours until you are a senior.

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The only hair I seem to be able to grow is in the wrong places. Head is bald which took out most of the eyebrows. Except for one or two wild ones. So I grow a beard. I just says it's the roots of the hair I once had on my head. I think you would look funny with hair-clips to control your eyebrows UK. Works for my beard but don't think it would for eyebrows. You could try waxing them. I make my own beard balm which has bees wax. You could make some that is really heavy on the wax part.
 

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The only hair I seem to be able to grow is in the wrong places. Head is bald which took out most of the eyebrows. Except for one or two wild ones. So I grow a beard. I just says it's the roots of the hair I once had on my head. I think you would look funny with hair-clips to control your eyebrows UK. Works for my beard but don't think it would for eyebrows. You could try waxing them. I make my own beard balm which has bees wax. You could make some that is really heavy on the wax part.
Wax for the eyebrows is the answer. BTDT. BIL funeral. SIL got her hair done, I got my eyebrows waxed.
Eyebrows have original colour. Hair has gone silver grey, a bit like concrete. Beard is mostly silver grey with a bit of orange tint.
I can look rather scruffy at times. Senior thing.

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I don't have any problem with eyebrows. When I'm napping or watching TV, my wife or daughter will jump on me and trim'em up. I'm afraid to move because I don't want those sissors stuck in my eye.

I'm guessing my beard is about the length of your buddies, Gator. It'll reach about the middle of my forehead if I grab the bottom and pull it up. I've been thinking about trying to make something with a leather belt and shoe laces. Cut about 4 inches off a belt, put holes up and down each side and lace up it with the shoe laces.

I don't like rubber bands. It seems like there's always one or two hairs that get wrapped up around the rubber band and yanking them out hurts. Anyhow, right now, before I make something, I'm thinking tying a scarf around my head may be okay for the time being. :)
 

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The wife gave me this thing she uses in her hair. It's like a rubber band but it has some kind of cloth like stuff around it. It's easy to put on and it doesn't yank out hair when you want it off.
 

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I just cut about 4 inches of mine off for the summer. It's short enough that I don't need to do a thing with it now. Well except one hair clip instead of three. :grin:
 

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Type of helmet is mostly the answer. A full face helmet does the job in all conditions, but can be hot in the summer.

An open face is cooler, and a half helmet cooler still. The problem with the last two is rain.
You can put a flip up visor on the open face, rain can still draft up. The fastest rider I met on Tuesday in the rain, had this set up, plus the beard. A balaclava and goggles can work, but the goggles will fog up when going slow, and the balaclava will get quite wet.
That is what I used, and behind a decent screen was okay, but not as good as a visor in front a couple of inches.

The worst was two girls with half helmets and goggles, but behind screens. Their speed was limited. They did not have beards, but they did have long braided pony tails. Saw several bikes from Alberta. Not sure how they got here.

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