Talk to me about your hair...

  1. 0 I am getting sick of the ponytail. Don't get me wrong--it is efficient and practical. It keeps my hair out of my way, it does the job. But it is getting boring. I think I'm bored with my current cut. Clavicle-length, long layers. Usually when I get bored with my hair, I cut it to about my chin. I'm getting the urge to do so again, but keep going back to concerns about what to do for work.

    Im in LTC, so I spend a large amount of time bent over a med cart. Understandably, I don't want to be pushing my hair behind my ears, or out of my eyes all of the time.

    I have fine, straight hair. Headbands don't stay in place well--I have to re-do them too often to be practical. Small clips work, but my hair is too long right now for just those, so I do a ponytail for every shift. I usually wear it down on my days off.

    So what do you do? Chop it all off into a really short 'do? Are you fine with the ponytail? Is your hair the type that listens when you spray it in place, so you don't have to worry about it?

    I see a lot of ponytails, braids, and short hair at work, or people who just keep pushing it out of their face.

    What do you do?
  2. Visit  Momtomykiddos profile page

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    Joined Jan '14; Posts: 14; Likes: 11.

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  3. Visit  sMoLsNurse profile page
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    I'll usually do a braid like in this picture and then throw my hair up in a messy bun or ponytail. I make it look a little messy but nothing gets in my face.
    workingmama77, BostonRN13, T.H.R.N., and 1 other like this.
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  4. Visit  nynursey_ profile page
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    Quote from sMoLsNurse
    I'll usually do a braid like in this picture and then throw my hair up in a messy bun or ponytail. I make it look a little messy but nothing gets in my face.
    I wish I could braid! This would be sooo useful for working those long 12-hour days.
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  5. Visit  Momtomykiddos profile page
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    I like that! Change it up a little, from just the normal ponytail. I'll give it a try, thanks!
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  6. Visit  sMoLsNurse profile page
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    If you can't braid (it def. took some practice) you can always sub the braid for a twist in the front then either ponytail or bun.
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  7. Visit  SwansonRN profile page
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    Bun or pony tail for me, but my hair sucks. Most of the time I wear a headband with rubber grip things (so it doesn't slide off) to keep the wispiness and bangs in place. It's not a great look, but it works the best for me.

    If you get your hair cut at chin length you could probably get away with just pulling the bangs/front pieces back and have the rest down. You could also try a headband.
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  8. Visit  Baubo516 profile page
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    Since we are talking hair, can I ask for some opinions as well? I have long, thick hair that I don't really want to cut off, but I am getting a LOT of broken hairs in the front from the constant ponytail wearing. Anything I can do to cut down on the breakage while wearing my hair up?

    I will definitely try the twist in the front thing - it is very pretty.
  9. Visit  Blue Jam profile page
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    I don't have fine, straight hair. Mine's long, thick, and frizzy if I don't hit it hard with a flat iron. Because of that, my suggestion might not work for you, but I thought I'd add it anyway in case another hair type is looking for a solution. For clinical days (I'm still a student), I have to put my hair up with it's still wet (otherwise it won't all fit). I use a rounded jaw clip and finish with some hairspray. It keeps all my hair up and nice and tidy. I've tried a bunch of different clips; this is the one I have found works the best for me.

    I was trying to let my bangs grow out because I wanted to try the "everything off my face" look. Then one day, I got exceedingly irritated with having to constantly push my hair out of my face, and I grabbed a pair of scissors that were on a nearby table. Let's just say I should never be allowed near scissors when I'm irritated. Thank goodness my hair grows quickly.

    Here's the clip, if anybody's curious: Classics Large Rounded Claw Clip - Goody
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  10. Visit  A&Ox6 profile page
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    Quote from Baubo516
    Since we are talking hair, can I ask for some opinions as well? I have long, thick hair that I don't really want to cut off, but I am getting a LOT of broken hairs in the front from the constant ponytail wearing. Anything I can do to cut down on the breakage while wearing my hair up?

    I will definitely try the twist in the front thing - it is very pretty.
    I have similar hair, and I've used spin pins successfully. They're these neat spirals that you use to make a nice bun. Basically, just pull the hair back and twist into a bun. Follow the directions on the package. I think their made by conair and scuncii.

    Make sure to get the larger size

    Also, on you tube there are cool tricks for all types if styles. I think there's even a nurse who has style videos
  11. Visit  SlinkyheadRN profile page
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    Quote from SwansonRN
    Bun or pony tail for me, but my hair sucks. Most of the time I wear a headband with rubber grip things (so it doesn't slide off) to keep the wispiness and bangs in place. It's not a great look, but it works the best for me. If you get your hair cut at chin length you could probably get away with just pulling the bangs/front pieces back and have the rest down. You could also try a headband.
    Rob Swanson is my hero and my spirit animal
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  12. Visit  document profile page
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    Change it up. Cut it short. I put a pink or purple streak on the top of my head sometimes just because it's different. I can bleach it out if I need to. If you cut your hair and hate it, remember it will grow.
  13. Visit  jadelpn profile page
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    A neat way of getting your hair off your face is to twist it back on each side, or tiny clip it in sections across the top in the front. Then a high pony.

    I made the error of getting the cutest cut ever with layers, shorter......and it was so impractical for work--I couldn't keep it back, too short for a pony.....

    Just try different ways to keep it up on the crown. Then you can do a pony or even a twist and clip in the back.
  14. Visit  zeus&lincoln profile page
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    Even if you have fine hair, I would suggest the headbands "sweaty bands." They have some kind of material inside the headband that keeps them in place. They are literally the only headband that has worked for me. They are a little pricey for being a headband but well worth the cost and they have a zillion colors. I have also bought a similar headband on etsy called sweat me pretty and they work pretty well as well.


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