Your Hairdo (long hair) - page 3

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   Heather56
    My hair is to my shoulders and layered so I can't tie it back. I find that it's so dry at work that it tends to always be in my eyes so I wear a headband. I used to have it longer and tied back but there's nothing like a patient using it to hold herself up to encourage getting it out of the way!
  2. by   c.wicks
    I've noticed some female doctors that do not tie their hair back, even though it was well below their shoulders, and this was in the ER.
    I wish someone could show me how to get my hair in a French braid. I look like something from the Outer Limits whenever I make the attempt.
    Don't like rubber bands, scrunchies always fall out and most clips will pop off at the worst possible moment. However, this doesn't prevent me from keeping it tied back while at work.
  3. by   deegal.lpn
    Come on, do we all do exactly what we we're taught in nsg. school. I too have long hair and most days I wear it up but occasionally it's nice to let your hair down although I too always have a clip or scrunchy if I need it. I've also heard a lot of people complain of fake nails but as long as you wash your hands and maintain your nails I don't see how it's any different than having real nails that are long.
  4. by   Lausana
    Originally posted by c.wicks
    I wish someone could show me how to get my hair in a French braid. I look like something from the Outer Limits whenever I make the attempt.
    I practiced and practiced on a doll It's just never easy on your own head though, I know!
  5. by   VAC
    I always put my hair up in ponytail. It's shoulder length. I used to put most of it up in a clip until a really obnoxious patient (who was so nasty no on wanted to take care of him) complained that a peice of my hair had fallen onto the 60 cc syringe I was using to flush his feeding tube.
  6. by   NurseDennie
    I've never heard of a bearclaw hairdo - what does that look like?

    I'm hopeless with my hair. Everybody has thick, curly or straight, lovely hair. Mine is icky - I think it's trying to be auburn, but if I don't keep it cut pretty short, it kind of fades(??) and looks bad.

    My hair is very very thin and very fine! I go from BAD hairday to MALIGNANT hairday. I wonder if there's some kind of genetic link between red and curly, because my hair is sort of curly, too. Seems like that's common. Not only is my hair too short to need a clip, it's too FINE. I buy the baby clips and put those in when the sides start getting into my ears or something. When I get it cut, I tell them, don't try to teach me how to keep this looking good, because I won't do it. Even if you say two pincurls and blow dry it, it's not going to happen.

    I know Heather said her hair is short now. I kind of visualize it as the front a bit like on her av now, but a little shorter, with the back and sides with the flipped-out ends.

    Love

    Dennie
  7. by   WalMart_ADN
    my hair is short (for me,anyway) it just about touches my shoulders,, but it's layered so most of it is shorter than that. i USUALLY tie it back ...but sometimes i like to leave it down and actually DO my hair.....but the hairband is always around my wrist for procedure time...nothing like a kiddo grabbing on to that ponytail when your trying to put an IV in.....


    hey BuffaloLPN...where do you work? I live (well, used to) about an hour east of buffalo and did a lot of my clinicals in hospitals up there.
  8. by   Babe
    I think nursing caps should be worn and white uniforms as well, what happened to those student nurse uniforms, I know most don't agree but it has really gotten to the point that a nurse looks like a housekeeper in most places around here, untill lately that is when nurses were told to put their scrubs and cartoon tops away and dress like nurses again. I'd like to have a cap to hide and hold my hair up if I ever get out of nursing school that is!!!! There really were good reasons behind most of the maddness! The question was hair , mine is getting longer and I wear it up most of the time, lots safer out of the way!
  9. by   Shell7280
    I had my hair short which was nice, and now I'm growing it out, and it b arely grazes my shoulders now, which is so hard to keep up, cause the hairs slip out of the pony tail Hair in my face bothers me so bad at work, but outside of work... I NEVER wear my hair up! Weird.
  10. by   c.wicks
    Originally posted by deegal.lpn
    Come on, do we all do exactly what we we're taught in nsg. school. I too have long hair and most days I wear it up but occasionally it's nice to let your hair down although I too always have a clip or scrunchy if I need it. I've also heard a lot of people complain of fake nails but as long as you wash your hands and maintain your nails I don't see how it's any different than having real nails that are long.

    Long and/or artificial fingernails may act as carriers and aid in the transmission of Pseudomonas aeruginosa -- at least in neonatal ICUs.


    According to a report published in the February issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2000;21:77-85), cultures obtained from the hands of several nurses employed at a hospital in Oklahoma City tested positive for P aeruginosa. The individuals worked in a neonatal ICU during a prolonged outbreak of P aeruginosa infection. That outbreak killed 11 patients.
    Last edit by c.wicks on Jan 30, '03
  11. by   baseline
    Originally posted by Rock
    Bring back caps!!

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    I THINK NOT!!!!
  12. by   baseline
    I agree some nurses can look very unprofessional, but I'll beat the tar out of anyone thinking Im wearing all white and a CAP!! Hey Rusty! How cute you would be!
  13. by   tattooednursie
    My hair is about shoulder length, It's still out of the way enough when I don't pull it back, but my har can get really frizzy if I leave it down. At work I like to twist it and put it back in one of those big barrets. I think it looks more profesional . . . but who am i to say a thing about professional hair. Look at my avatar . . . but it was professionally done if that helps. LOL

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