Your Hairdo (long hair) - page 2

Okay, this is such a weird question, but I'm giving it a shot. Remember in nursing school how your hair had to be tied back, in a ponytail etc? It always seemed to be a practical thing to do, but... Read More

  1. by   SmilingBluEyes
    my curly thick red hair is past my shoulders. I wear it up or not...itnever gets in patients' faces or other "things"...sometimes in a bonnet for OR, or course. NO CAPS, PUUUUHHHLEEZE...i could never keep one of those in my thick hair. I gave up wearing hats when I got out of the military. Thank HEAVEN we don't have to WEAR THOSE AWFUL CAPS!
  2. by   researchrabbit
    Mine is pretty short now; but when it was shoulder length, I kept it clipped back. Otherwise I couldn't see what I was doing.
  3. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    My hair is short now, but when it was long I would always twist it up in a big clip when I got to work. I got so used to either having it short or pinned up, that now I can't stand hair in my face. I always feel like I'm being smothered. But I always think it's beautiful on other people!

    Heather
  4. by   Lausana
    Originally posted by NurseRachy
    heheh does anyone else with long hair notice the smells it can absorb?? (err - it's probably just a figment of my imagination... )
    Yes! I thought I just had freakish hair :chuckle

    I have to have my hair up if I'm doing anything, drives me nuts & the thought of what I could be dipping it into makes me want to gag...I know I would to if it was down, I'm always getting it in my food There's a reason why we're told to wear it back!
  5. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by NurseRachy
    does anyone else with long hair notice the smells it can absorb??
    Absolutely. Just spend the better part of a night in a bar. I used to work at a Chinese place and my hair always smelled greasy to me when I got home.

    Heather
  6. by   RockiNbarbi
    I have long naturally curly hair that falls down to my middle back. I always wear it in either a high ponytail, or rolled up in a clip. I also use those little snap barrettes to catch the few stary defiant curls that don't make it into the clip or elastic. As for hair absorbing smells, a night out in a smoky bar is deadly the next morning...ewww
  7. by   obeyacts2
    I have below the waist hair and work as a CNA. I stilll am in RN school. I always keep it is a single braid or up in a knot. It gets in the way too much the other way...germy.


    Laura
  8. by   l.rae
    when l was in school the rule was , no hair touching the collar...even the girls that pinned up their hair...if they had strands wisping down from their clip, they got yelled at!...my hair is about collar length, too short to pin up, but it stays out of my way.......l have to say, l do have my hair issues....another thread......LR
  9. by   Keely-FutureRN
    My hair is long also and I always put it in a bun or pull it up into a bear claw. I do french braid it sometimes, but it takes me longer to do that than to just put it in a bun. By the way, I heard on the news a while back that it was illegal to have ANY kind of fake nails of even nail polish because it can chip off (the nail polish) and the fake nails harbor germs. It seems everyone has nice thick curly hair. I just have long, brown, straight hair. How I long to have curls.....

    Keely
    Last edit by Keely-FutureRN on Jan 29, '03
  10. by   Mama Val
    Hair is up at work been that way since my Army days...more practical that way. I don't wear anything dangling from my neck either, drunks love to try to grab the shiny stuff thats swinging in front of their face.
  11. by   delirium
    I have super thick hair. I mean, really, its ridiculous that I have so much hair.

    Its short now, but when its long I always wear it up in a big clip or in a ponytail that's twisted with the ends tucked in (kind of a messy bun).

    I used to work in a mexican restaurant and my hair would smell so greasy afterwards that my girlfriend (who worked with me) and I would take turns washing each other's hair in DAWN.
  12. by   FullMoonMadness
    My hair is long and very thick. It has been known to spontaneously break the spring on large clips, so those are not an option. I usually rake it back and braid it.
  13. by   Shevalove
    My hair is shoulder length and I always wear it in a ponytail. First I think letting your hair fly all over the place is unprofessional, (depending on the type of nursing of course) But it would also drive me crazy if me hair was falling in my face while I was doing a dressing or some other procedure. Never mind what else it could fall into!! EWWWWW

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