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Head Sweat & Drip(10 posts)

Head Sweat & Dripwink
Feb 24, 2002 5:26 PM
I am constantly battling sweat dripping off of my head onto the inside of my Oakley shades. Head bands make my helmit not fit right and uncomfortable. Any ideas on skull caps? or other measures????
Coolmax by HeadsweatsLone Gunman
Feb 24, 2002 5:56 PM
They make coolmax and cotton. The coolmax are tops. I have 2 Santini coolmax dew rags, but with those you got to fiddle with the knot and pull it out the back and they have a built in sweatband that makes the helmet snug, skull caps just pull them low above eyebrows and they work great, hot or cold. Headsweats has a web site, think
Second on HeadsweatsElefantino
Feb 25, 2002 7:50 AM
In addition to keeping the sweat out of your eyes, they actuallly cool your head on warm days and warm your head on cool days. I have figured out the reason for the former (sweat is drawn to the back of the cloth, then evaporated as it reaches the "knot" in back), but not the latter. Doesn't matter, though. It's the best $15-20 (depending on where you get them) investment you can make.


PS: On hot days, if you make a mid-ride stop at a gas station or mini-mart, throw the Headsweat into the ice chest for five minutes. Then put it back on. Instant air conditioning.
Try the folded bandanawoo hoo
Feb 24, 2002 6:21 PM
Take a bandana and fold it in half to form a triangle, take the point where the two loose tips come together and begin to fold it into a 1 1/2" - 2" headband. After about 5 folds you'll have your headband to tie off behind your head. Absorbs a lot of sweat. I use a Do-rag type head covering to protect against sun exposure on my very tiny bald spot, but I use the folded bandana on occasion.

Keep sunscreen application below your eyes, don't put any on your forehead as it will drip and sting like crazy.
Try the folded bandanawsexson
Feb 25, 2002 12:06 PM
I rub my eyebrows with chap stick to keep the sunscreen from dripping into my eyes. Works very well.
re: Head Sweat & DripSoftrider
Feb 25, 2002 5:28 AM
Try putting Rain-x or a similar product on your glasses. It won't keep the sweat from dripping, but it will keep you glasses alot cleaner.
re: Head Sweat & DripLone Gunman
Feb 25, 2002 7:14 AM
Actually, cleaning glasses with furniture polish spray will provide a wax coating that will quickly disperse water. That rainex stuff around the eyes, I'd be careful.
re: Head Sweat & DripKEN2
Feb 25, 2002 10:01 AM
I just size and pad the helmet to include a headband, since I wear 'em year round anyway. Good headbands are cheap at 3 for $5.99 at Performance. In the summer I carry a spare and when one gets soaked I wring it out and wrap it around the handlebars to dry while I wear the other. You can change back and forth all day and keep the dripping off. The Headsweats are fine but overkill at $20 a pop for coolmax!
re: Head Sweat & DripCRM
Feb 25, 2002 10:50 AM
I second the positive reviews for the coolmax headsweats. I use the Santini ones without the terry sweat band, just plain coolmax. They really work to keep the sweat out of your eyes and cool or warm your head as the case may be.

One drawback: be prepared for the inevitable Pantani "il Pirata" comments from your cycling buddies.
Thanks for the Responseswink
Feb 25, 2002 5:18 PM
Hey fellas thanks for the responses to the annoying issue. I am going try all of the above and see where I have the best results