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Unread 11-11-2011, 05:31 AM
hair style

Trust me this isnt the biggest concern on my list..... but im not sure what to do with my hair. Im in the process of growing it out, and can pull it back. But I just want something that will be ok looking when im out of surgery. Just want to make it easiest for Hubby. I can pull it back, just don't want to have a sore head later on..... lol. Just would like to hear any suggestions...... shave it, isn't an option thanks ladies.
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Unread 11-11-2011, 05:55 AM
Re: hair style

The first weeek out of suurgery was rough because I have shoulder length hair. My daughter was a great help in doing my hair for me. My boyfriend was too rough with brushing.....LOL.

I would definitely stick with ponytails. Good luck with your surgery.
Unread 11-11-2011, 07:16 AM
Re: hair style

ponytails for sure! lol
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Unread 11-11-2011, 08:01 AM
Re: hair style

I'm fond of the "dirty hair knot" except instead of a big hair clamp, I pin it up with Bobby pins. I'm growing out a bob, and it's almost shoulder length now. I've been trying diffent styles and sleeping in them to see how comfy it is, and what it looks like in the morning. So far, morning hair is still crazy, but it usually is, so no surprises there.
Unread 11-11-2011, 08:15 AM
Re: hair style

I also have shoulder length hair that used to be really, really long. I'm used to ponytails when I want my hair out of the way, but sometimes the pony was uncomfortable when I wanted to rest or had headaches. Also, I lost hair after surgery so my stylist told me not to pull it back and break more hair - hats became my new best friend!
Unread 11-11-2011, 08:38 AM
Re: hair style

Before surgery: At work, I wore it up in a clip. At home, I wore it in a pony tail.

On surgery day: I took a shower and really did my hair before going to the castle. The hospital said I couldn't use anything (no clips, not bands), so I wore it down. I was only in the hospital for a day, so I never used anything there: I just wore it down. That was easiest for laying down anyway.

When returning home, I went back to wearing it in a ponytail. I found that a shower every other day worked for me (instead of my typical every day). I kept a thick beach towel in the bathroom to pad the toilet seat to sit on while drying my hair. When I didn't feel up to completely doing my hair, I would clip it up wet and dry it later.

About the sore head: I wasn't sure it you were talking about the follicle achiness or the pressure from hard clips. If it's the follicles, the more you keep your hair up, the more everything gets used to it and it doesn't hurt. If it's the clips, you have a few days to see if you can find one (or several) that don't hurt. I found some at at CVS that are flatter and curved along the shape of the head, so they don't hurt. I don't know who can wear the ones that have points aimed at the skull.

Best wishes!
Unread 11-11-2011, 11:58 AM
Re: hair style

Believe me, you won't care what your hair looks like for a couple weeks after surgery.
Unread 11-11-2011, 02:44 PM
Re: hair style

Hey Keltec - I believe you!

BUT - I have long (mid back length) semi curly hair and if I don't manage it pre-op I'm going to have a big mess post.

My strategy is to wash and french braid it wet the morning of surgery. Sleeping on my braid is no big deal and it will keep things from tangling. I can manage 3 days without washing it this way, and can wait to get home before washing it again.

At home, I'll just comb and braid until I feel up to messing with it. If I need help with the combing, I have a daughter to do the honors.
Unread 11-11-2011, 03:39 PM
Re: hair style

Ponytail for me! Wet or dry its the easiest thing really.

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