If your hair is longer than chin length, you might want to consider a method of keeping it from flying around at 120 mph. Ignore this advice and find yourself fighting knots like you have never seen before.
Long hair, don't care? While you can leave your hair long and loose on your skydive, you may give your tandem instructor a mouthful while in freefall - literally. Long hair ends up in the mouth of your tandem instructor if left untamed. Skydive Tandem Instructors spend their days jumping out of airplanes and eating....hair? Keep those locks contained by braiding them up.
If you don't mind your tandem instructor munching on your locks in free fall, you might think twice when it comes to avoiding knots. If you exit the airplane with loose hair, you will end up with hair more knotted and twisted than you have ever experienced before. Winds at 120 mph can do amazing damage to your tresses.
If you normally wear hats to avoid people people seeing your thinning hair, or bald scalp, we recommend wearing a head scarf or bandana. These normally stay on in freefall and can help keep you looking fabulous while skydiving.
If you have other questions regarding your first tandem skydive, please check out our FAQ page here.