After my ride this morning I took my cycle helmet off and glanced in to the large windows of the Royal Albert Hall. To my horror my hair had formed into a French-type crop that Julius Caesar would have been proud of. I have been to the British Museum many times and my hair now resembled that of several Roman Emperors. As I turned my head to openly gaze in to the mirror like window, in full view of several tourists already drawn to me because of the bright orange Brompton, I wagered that my hairstyle was not that dissimilar to a young Sir Derek Jacobi when playing I, Claudius!
After coming home last week I had deep ridges in my hair that produced a hairstyle that can only be described as 'Leroy from Fame.' You know, the television programme from the 80's where you start paying in sweat!
The awful thing about 'helmet hair' is that you never quite know what you are going to get? One of the reasons I stopped cycling in the early 90's (longer hair than now) was that I regularly had 'helmet hair' that somehow transformed my hairstyle to that of Liberace at the peak of his fame!
Dear reader, do you suffer from 'Helmet Hair' or is it just me? I would love to know what you think on this subject so please leave a comment.