When I've been in hospital (not giving birth) I've done two really tight French plaits with metal free bands in - comfier for lying on than one plait. If you want it off your neck then take some Kirby grips and pin the ends up? Bit of hairspray/dry shampoo and maybe a fabric elastic hairband for any straggles and you should last a few days.
Yes to the French plait as well. Think I had mine in for 4 days and only took it out so I could wash my hair while still in the hospital. Then I put in another French plait that lasted another 4 days...this pattern was repeated for a month, give or take!
I wish I could do French plaits no one I know can do it either!
So was going to go to a salon, ask them to do it on the day I actually get told to go into hospital....but use gel, mousse, hairspray to keep it all in long enough. As il wear tights to keep it in longer lol
Prior to labour I was exactly the same as you I hate my hair on my neck or face when I'm hot or sweaty especially. So I bought tonnes of bobbles, bands etc for labour...it all happened so quick I could hardly get my knickers off let alone put my hair up!
I planned to have French braids ... in the end, gave birth with my hair down, sweaty, all over my face and driving me up the bloody wall! Especially as I kept vomiting... Poor DP was holding it all back but i can clearly remember asking the nurse for a bobble between contractions ... there wasn't time for one! DS was born 10 mins later
Don't stress about this. I just shoved mine in a low pony tail, I don't think I brushed it for about two weeks (in my defence I was very, very ill and sedated much of that time) . Genuinely didn't give a shit. None of the women on the ward did. And I don't think anyone noticed what the others hair looked like. It really was the least of our concerns.
Good luck next sat and don't worry about your hair..💐
I thought I'd roll my eyes at this thread after reading the title, but it's genius. I wasn't allowed shower for a week with my son born on day 5 of that week buby emcs, I felt absolutely manky and while nobody else thought my ponytail looked gross it felt gross, flat and greasy. If I have an elcs this time I am totally doing this.