Picture this, an evening of spending quality time with your kids while biking. It’s a lovely spring day, the air is not too humid, and the general mood is even better. Makes for a perfect evening, right?
Plus, it doesn’t hurt that you get to take your kids off the couch; we all know how hard that can be in this digital era.
However, did you know that a majority of bicyclist accidents result in injuries to the head and brain?
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, helmets have the ability to decrease the odds of head injury by up to 50% and an estimated 33% for the head, face, or neck injuries.
For those reasons, we cannot stress enough the importance of a helmet while cycling.
So what does the ideal helmet look like to us? Well, it fits just snugly enough, is comfortable, and has enough ventilation to keep your child’s head fresh and clean. It is also made of foam material that is up to standard so that it can absorb shock and force on impact and is lightweight without affecting its ability to do its job.
Even with these features in mind, finding the ideal helmet for your girl can still be hectic. That is why our able team of reviewers analyzed over 50 helmets and after an expansive analysis narrowed down our list to the top ten best helmets for girls.
We tested them for construction and quality, weight, comfort, retention, protection from the elements, ventilation, ease of use, and durability to ensure that our list would be top-notch.
Take a look.
Size: 50-56 cm
Weight: 12.8 ounces
The Schwinn Thrasher is everything that a helmet should be. From its easy to adjust strap system to its three-piece micro shell that offers superior protection in the event of a collision, what more could you want for your girl?
Weighing 12.8 ounces that is inclusive of the three-piece micro-shell, this gear is extremely lightweight.
Not to mention that it comes with a detachable visor that is very effective in protecting your girl from the elements. You get a perfect deal featuring safety and durability without weighing your child down.
The Schwinn Thrasher is constructed for girls between five and eight years old and comes in a range of 11 different colors for your little girl to choose from.
Did we mention that this headgear also features 20 vents to increase air circulation as well as moisture-wicking pads that will keep your young rider cool, fresh and clean during those hot summer rides? Yes, it does!
However, what makes the Thrasher stand out is the Dial-fit adjustment that ensures 360-degree adjustability for smaller or larger heads. Your kid is guaranteed a comfortable custom fit so they won’t have to make unnecessary stops to adjust the fit.
Schwinn easily takes the crown as this is as close as it gets to our ideal helmet for little girls! It is one of the best girls’ helmet you will come across. Besides, it is a darling to many.
It earns 4.9 stars.
Size: 55-60 cm
Weight: 16 ounces
You can never go wrong with a top-quality girls’ helmet that can be used for any sports occasion. And that is exactly what comes with the package of the Razor V-17 helmet. Whether your kid is biking, skating, or even scootering, this protective headgear will serve its protective purposes.
We all know how hard it can be to get your kid excited about wearing a helmet. Razor V-17 makes wearing a helmet cool and dare I say, fun!
If your kid is a fan of colors, then she will have much fun choosing from the wide range of 13 colors. It is one of the best helmets for girls who have a thing for colors.
Other than a variety of vibrant colors, this helmet also boasts of ergonomically designed padding for comfort and superior protection for your child’s noggin. That, coupled with the extra sizing pad set, make the helmet fit snugger for ultimate comfort.
You can be confident that it is sturdy enough to prevent hurt from the force of impact as the helmet’s outer shell is extremely solid.
The Razor V-17 helmet is also designed with 17 sides, and top vents will ensure that your child remains cool on hot days. It also features side release buckles that do not pinch your child’s chin while riding. With this system, adjusting and fastening the chin strap has never been easier.
This easy to use a helmet that comes with a two-year warranty is recommended for girls between ages eight and fourteen years
This multi-sport helmet with cutting-edge design and one-of-a-kind padding scores 4. 7 stars from our team of reviewers.
Size: XS (46 – 52cm)
S (52 – 56cm)
Weight: 8 ounces
Much like the Schwinn Thrasher and the Razor V-217, the Joovy Noodle Helmet is a very effective protective headgear. It only differs from the rest as it offers protection of your kid’s noggin against hurt from impact, the sun, and even bugs!
You need not worry about the helmet weighing your kid down as it is extremely lightweight. It is also convenient as it features a pinch guard chin strap that is easy to use. Just… and your kid will be secure. The chin strap is also padded for comfort and protection.
If you are concerned about the helmet suiting your child’s head, then worry no more as the helmet’s adjustable fit dial system can be tightened or loosened to ensure it fits securely on your child’s head.
The Joovy Noodle is one of the few helmets that are easy on the wallet because it will stay with you as your child grows from a tricycle to bicycle.
Thanks to its built-in visor, your child can always see where they are headed on sunny days as their eyes are protected from the sun’s glare.
This helmet is recommended for children between one and four years old and is available in seven colors. It also features 14 vents that ensure airflow for that cooling effect.
The most outstanding feature of the Joovy Noodle is the integrated bug mesh located in the front vents to keep bugs out. The built-in mesh is the perfect mesh of comfort and safety, pun intended!
This is the best infant/toddler girls’ helmet as it gives you value for your money as your kid will grow into it. It earns 4.5 stars from our panel of reviewers.
Size: 50-54 cm
Weight: 10.9 ounces
When it comes to comfort and style, no helmet comes close to Raskullz ability to blend the two. The Raskullz Unicorn is accessorized with 3D rubber ears, snout and unicorn horn that will have your child riding confidently. Not to mention that these additions have no significant impact on the gear’s weight. You get toy-inspired helmets without compromising on quality and safety.
This gear comes in four dazzling colors and is recommended for kids between five and eight years old. With the aerodynamic cooling vents that are open throughout the helmet, heat will never get in the way of riding on a warm summer day.
It also features an adjustable strap fit system which can be loosened or tightened for that perfect fit.
Without a doubt, Raskullz adheres to helmet safety technology. Its interior shell is lined with shock-absorbing EPS to absorb impact. This is in addition to soft cushioned pads that are sure to keep your girl’s head comfortable.
It doesn’t hurt that Raskullz can include all these protective features for your child while inspiring their imagination.
With this gear in hand, your girl can say bye-bye to blandness! The Raskullz Child Unicorn helmet wins the award for creativity. It earns 4.7 stars from our team. The high rating makes it feature on our top five list of best girls’ helmets.
Size: 50-54 cm
Weight: 14.1 ounces
Want to know what’s cooler than the Raskullz Child Unicorn Helmet? That’s right, the Rasskullz zebra Mohawk helmet, another superb product from Rasskullz. With the 3D zebra Mohawk, your child will be sure to stand out. And get this, the helmet ensures comfort and superior protection without sacrificing style.
We all know that getting your child to be excited about helmets is as hard as convincing them that veggies are good for them! But this headgear’s 3D graphics that are made of high-quality rubber and soft to the touch will have them remind you that they need to wear their helmet.
This headgear that comes in 10 flamboyant colors will not only be sure to catch your five to eight-year-old child’s eye but also keep them safe. It features the most effective cooling effect with its aerodynamic cooling vents throughout the helmet. This way, you can rest assured that your girl will remain cool and fresh as she rides
Other than that, it similar to the Raskullz Child Unicorn helmet in that it also has shock-absorbing EPS inner shell for protection and nylon chin straps for that customized fit.
The Raskullz zebra Mohawk Bike helmet is definitely worth the hype. It scores 4.7 stars. The Raskullz zebra Mohawk closes our list of the five best helmets for girls.
Size: XS 45-49 cm
S 49-53 cm
Weight: 38.4 ounces
Listen, the Giro Scamp helmet is a worthy girl’s helmet, but what makes it stand out is that it is pony-tail compatible. This gear is designed specifically to accommodate a ponytail! That means that your girl can rock her favorite hairstyle while out for a ride without feeling uncomfortable.
The package comes in nine kid-friendly colors and a wide size range that your kid can easily grow into.
The Giro Scamp is also packed with a pinch-guard buckle that enables your girl to fit the helmet quickly and securely without hurting her chin.
It also boasts of superior quality. Owing to its in-mold polycarbonate shell with EPS liner that offers maximum protection for your girl’s noggin. That, in addition to an in-built visor and eight vents, will keep your child chill and sheltered from the sun’s glare.
Not to brag but our testers had much fun riding out in this. Our panel of reviewers awarded it 4.7 stars.
Size: 48-52 cm
Weight: 32 ounces
Raskullz is definitely not the only bike helmet brand that offers 3D technology. Bell has had its hand in it too! With the Bell Disney Minnie Mouse bike helmet, your little one gets to identify with their favorite Disney character.
This helmet is well made for your three to a five-year-old baby girl. It features extended rear coverage for additional protection of her head as well as a true-fit self-adjusting system that is guaranteed to keep her head secure and comfortable.
The Bell Disney Minnie Mouse helmet is appealing to the eye yet still fit to do its job as it also sports an adjustable nylon chin strap endowed with pinch guard technology that is guaranteed to ensure pinch-free buckling.
The most intriguing feature of this helmet is its rear reflectors which have the effect of increasing visibility. These are packaged in all the 10 vibrant colors that it comes in! We guarantee you that this helmet will have your toddler smiling from ear to ear.
This Disney-inspired headgear earns 4.5 stars from our team.
Size: 48-52 cm
Weight: 11.2 ounces
We just can’t get enough of these 3D graphic helmets! The Raskullz Kitty Cat helmet is another helmet that we can add to our list of protective headgears that combine style and safety technology. It features 3D sculpted Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR) ears that are soft and non-toxic as well as shock-absorbing EPS shell for protection from impact.
Also, it has an adjustable strap fit system for that snug fit as well as aerodynamic cooling vents that ensure air circulation for that cool feel. With this helmet, you are rewarded with superior quality at an affordable price!
This sturdy yet lightweight helmet is available in three colors and is recommended for three to five-year-old girls
Bag this helmet for your kid, and you can thank us later! This terrific helmet from Raskullz wins in the category of toddler helmets. It 4.6 stars from our panel.
Size: 50-54 cm
Weight: 8.5 ounces
Your five to the eight-year-old child will thank you for this helmet that features a shock-absorbing inner-shell to mitigate head and brain injuries in case of a fall.
If you think it’s time you got a helmet that fits comfortably and snugly for your kid, then this is just the helmet for you as its easy-to-adjust chin strap will do an impressive job of keeping your child’s head in place.
This up-to-task headgear also comes in seven exciting colors for your kid to choose from. In addition to that, it is endowed with aerodynamic cooling vents to keep little Maggie or Susie cool and fresh while out and about.
The Bell Trolls Child and Toddler helmet hold up great in case of a crash. It earns 4.4 stars from our team of reviewers.
Size: 51 -54 cm
Weight: 8.8 ounces
Isn’t it just adorable to watch how kids go gooey over Elsa? Want to know what will make them even happier? This Elsa-inspired helmet that is just perfect for your little girl.
We were not spared from going gaga over the extremely adorable helmet, but what was more impressive is that this gear still held up to standard.
The Bell Frozen Child and Toddler helmet have 12 vents that will effectively keep your little girl’s head cool. It also features reflectors for the added effect of night time conspicuity. This is in addition to a self-adjusting fit belt for correct positioning of the helmet.
Additionally, the helmet only requires one-step adjustment to its pinch guard buckle so that the chin strap is tight enough and your kid will be good to go.
This 3D embedded helmet comes in seven enticing colors and is recommended for little girls aged between three and five years.
This helmet only falls short due to its plastic shell that isn’t quite as solid as other Bell products. Other than that, this gear is a worthy investment. It earns 4.3 stars from our team of reviewers.
If you still can’t find your girl’s ideal helmet from our expertly reviewed list then here are a few honorable mentions
Size: 47-52 cm
Weight: 8 ounces
What is interesting about the Schwinn Toddler Classic Micro shell helmet is that it features a unique lower molded micro shell that enhances durability and enables it to withstand crashes and bumps. This super-awesome girl’s bike helmet comes in set four different colors and is also embedded in cute graphics that will excite your child.
This gear earns 4.2 stars from our team.
Size: 52-57 cm
Weight: 8.6 ounces
The Kali Chakra Youth helmet caught our eye with the composite fusion technology of its PC shell and EPS foam liner. This has the outstanding effect of enhancing its management of impact!
Another interesting feature is its Dial-fit closure system which impressively holds your child’s head in place.
Additionally, its anti-microbial pads will ensure that her head is sweat-free while riding while its detachable visor will be efficient in protecting her face and eyes from the elements.
As if that isn’t enough, overheating will be the last of your girl’s worries as the Kali Chakra Youth helmet hosts twenty-one vents that promote air circulation.
This striking headgear scores 4.2 stars.
Size: 48-52 cm
Weight: 14.4 ounces
If your three to a five-year-old kid is a fan of glitters and sparkly objects, then we guarantee you that she will be obsessed with the Bell Hello Kitty helmet.
This gear comes in four vibrant colors as well as 3D ears! It is also crowned with reflectors that will keep your child visible at night. Need we mention how cool the reflectors make your child feel?
Well, this gear is not just about looking cool. It also features top and rear vents to keep sweating down as well as easy to use adjustable straps that eliminate the discomfort of ill-fitting straps. We are confident in the performance of its sturdy shell which can effectively withstand crashes.
You can never go wrong by trusting Bell’s ability to combine good quality and style expertly. Thus, it earns 4.2 stars.
Size: 50-54 cm
Weight: 9.6 ounces
Bell does it again with this helmet! The cuteness of this gear that comes in 7 different colors is one that you have to see for yourself!
Other than its completely adorable appearance, the Bell Trolls Child Toddler helmet is up to the task. This can be attested to by its shock, absorbing inner shell to its easy to adjust chin strap and aerodynamic cooling vents. Be sure that your girl will remain cool, comfortable, and secure.
Our panel awarded this helmet 4.3 stars.
Size: XXS 47-50 cm
XS 48-52 cm
Weight: 9.9 ounces
The Nutcase Little Nutty bike helmet takes the cake for a worthy honorable mention. This headgear that comes in twelve exciting colors features front top and back venting of up to eleven vents. With two vents located at the front, seven on top and another two at the rear exhaust plus interior air channels, you little girl’s noggin will definitely remain cool, fresh and clean while out riding.
It’s really never too early to teach your young one about safety. This helmet serves this purpose owing to its Protective EPS inner foam lining as well as its detachable visor for protection against the sun and rain.
For comfort, this helmet is endowed with two sets of pads. Its ease of use is unmatchable as it entails a no-pinch fid lock magnetic buckle which only requires a one-handed operation to keep your girl extremely secure.
Your two to the six-year-old child will also appreciate its adjustable and removable spin dial fit system that serves them with a snug fit and adjustability as they grow.
Nutcase truly outdid itself with this helmet that features 360-degree reflectivity and does an outstanding job at keeping your kid conspicuous at night. It earns 4.2 stars.
After much deliberation, our team only assembled the best of the best for your young girls. Helmets had truly come a long way from when we were kids. Nowadays, they have appealing features, but safety remains at their core.
For those reasons, we considered the following features in our analysis:
With our expertly-reviewed best girls' helmets, you won’t have any reason to worry about your girl’s noggin. Choose any helmet from our trust-worthy list, and you can relax the next time your girl takes on that two-wheeler for a ride.