Natural Hair in the Workplace: Part 2

Thank you for sharing. I am a natural in the workplace as well, your insight is well appreciated. 😊

Au Culturale

In my last post, I introduced the topic of natural hair in the workplace. For any individual who has transitioned to natural hair or is considering the switch, I think this is a very relevant subject. One thing I’ve struggled with since transitioning to natural hair is finding hairstyles that I feel are appropriate and professional enough for the workplace.  I oftentimes struggle with wearing natural styles since I’ve been told that I look more appropriate with straight hair. It seems that feedback like this is fairly common for natural women. There have been multiple cases where women have been scrutinized or punished as a result of wearing their natural hair.

Meteorologist, Rhonda Lee, was fired shortly after responding to a Louisiana viewer’s comments regarding her natural hair. After responding “I’m sorry you don’t like my ethnic hair. And no I don’t have cancer,” as well as “I am…

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