August 25, 2013 9:56 AM Subscribe
Women scientists - how do you keep your long layers and bangs from catching on fire at work?
posted by arabelladragon to clothing, beauty, & fashion (37 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
After years of having a monolength cut, I finally got my hair cut with long layers so I could go out in public. I told the stylist that the layers needed to be long enough to stay up, but they keep falling out of my pony tail, clip, and braid. They're even falling out of a French braid. The longest layers are somewhere around my shoulder blades.
Two part question - how do I keep up these layers in a lab-appropriate way (open flames, biohazards, and volatile chemicals) until they grow out, and how have you solved the problem of hair that works in lab and out? I like the layers and don't really want to go back to monolength any time soon, but I also need fire-safe hair. Do I have to bob? I'd rather not.
I'm in my mid-thirties and need to look like an adult.