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How Do You Keep Your Head Cool Whilst Cycling?

Published on 5 June 2012 in Kit Reviews

Airhead Cool Spray – Review

I know a guy who has a lot of good ideas.  He’s got connections to some leading trichologists and, between them, they’ve developed some ingenious solutions to common problems.  One such solution is Airhead Cool Spray.

A little while ago I was asked to review this product as my friend knows I ride quite a bit and, sometimes (not too often), it’s even warm in Lancashire!  So I agreed on the condition that he didn’t mind me being totally honest.

I have to say, I was extremely sceptical at first.  I mean, my helmet’s got good venting, right? And when I’m hot I can squirt water on my head, right? Well, yes, except I prefer juice.  But from what little I understand about how the Airhead Cool Spray works, it basically uses a proprietary mixture of ingredients to magnify and prolong the same effect you get when damping your head down – the evaporation of a fluid, combined with your own natural cooling mechanism being temporarily improved.  * I might be wrong there, don’t quote me, but I can’t think of a better explanation in my own mind…

So, What Is It Like?

Airhead Cool Spray arrives in a strong card tube, through your letterbox.  Inside the packaging is some information about how it works, and some literature about the other products that Ahead Solutions provides.  I won’t go into those here.  Inside is a 30ml pump-action bottle which, I have to say, is a great size for dropping in a baggies pocket or your pack.  I reckon each application is 7-10 little sprays so you’ve got enough to last you quite a while. I photographed it next to my 750ml drinks bottle so you can see how it squares up.

Does It Keep You Cool?

Here’s the thing: I didn’t think that this stuff would work for longer than a few minutes after application.  I thought that I’d use it after rides to cool myself down during that few minutes of post-ride overheating.  After trying it a few times, I’ve found that I was wrong.

It’s best applied before you go out when the weather’s warm, or even just warm-ish.  The effect lasts for a weirdly long time!  The first time I tried it before riding out, on a nice warm Lancashire day, I just sprayed some onto the back of my head.  An hour later when I was on my way home (having long forgotten about spraying the stuff on) I was aware that the back of my head was still cooling.  I know, don’t ask me, I have no idea.

Smells nice too. Kinda minty.

This Airhead Cool Spray stuff just works.  It simply keeps your head cool under your helmet.  If you feel the heat when you’re riding, then give a try, that’s all I can recommend.

I’ve been so impressed that I got my friend to build me a little online outlet, but don’t feel obliged to buy it through me, just contact Ahead Solutions and ask any questions you’ve got, or give it a try.  I don’t think I would have done, but I’m glad I did.

 
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