The hospitals in the area here have a policy for all clinical staff and Docs...
Hair must not be long enough to fall past the chin when leaning forward, or must be pulled back.
While I completely understand the need for this, as hair in a wound site would be really dangerous to the patient, I was wondering, do you put your hair in a pony tail every day? or did you just cut your hair short?
I just wondered how others manage this infection control measure
Mar 21, '02
This is something because I've been pondering about my hair for the longest time. I have long hair, but I never wear it down. I'm so used to wearing it up all of the time for work. When I let it down it looks like he** so I throw it back up one way or another. I'm not getting any younger nor do I have the patience to fuss with it. I'd love to get it cut, but I just don't know what kind of "do" I'd like to get. The short hair with different lengths looks sloppy to me, almost like you're always trying to get it to one length. The short pixie...well I look like a boy...no way! Remember that Dorathy Hamill thing back in the mid 70's? I wore that for a long time and loved it, but to have it now, I'd look like an older woman trying to look young. The wedge??? I'd look like a mushroom! My hair keeps getting longer only because I can't decide what it is I'm looking for. I have just about every scrunchie ever made!!! I used to french braid it, but my arms get so tired from holding them up trying to finish the braid. Many buns, french twists or just thrown up in a scrunchie. Poney tail?? I'm too old for that look. I thought of saying the h*ll with it and just shave my head and look like my little bald headed avatar guy. I hate washing it anymore, it's such a bothersome thing to do.....wash it twice, condition it, and then comes the combing...It's a pain in the butt and to think I used to wash it everyday. One of these days I'll just go to the "parlor" and tell them to do anything they want because I'm getting so aggrevated with it...And so it grows....
Last edit by night owl on Mar 21, '02
Mar 21, '02
I like this question too.
My hair before I started nursing school in 93 was all one length. Then in my 3rd year, I decided to get the "Rachel"-do. Couldn't stand it because I hated that I couldn't pull it all back because of the layers, so I grew it out.
Then I got the itch to cut it again this past September. Cut it all off! It was short...very short. Way too short for me...so I started to grow it out again. Right now it kind of looks like what Page on Trading Spaces has. It's not bad. I'm living with it while it grows out.
Can't wait to be able to pull it up again!
(Sorry for the edit...had a spelling
Last edit by jules-RN on Mar 21, '02