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Do you think it’s unprofessional to wear braids, twists, locs, etc. in the workplace?

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The hair that comes out of your head is never unprofessional.

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I wear butt length grey box braids to work on the regular.

Even had an interview with them a few years ago. (I got hired, btw)

IDC. If my hair bothers you I don't wanna work for you 🤷🏾‍♀️

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Let’s not beat up on the sista for her question. Let’s answer it. Maybe someone told her it was unprofessional and she came here looking for validation.

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Apologies if this didn’t land as intended; I wasn’t beating OP up or anyone else for that matter. I hate that we are put in positions where we have to actually ask questions like this. Black women rock braids, twists and every other black hair style. We are constantly having to adjust ourselves to “look professional“, which often means “look as white as possible because simply being black is an affront to their sensibilities”. This messaging infuriates me. The number of times my hair fell out due to a bad relaxer would make you cry. Non-black people have no idea what we endure in order to make them feel better.
OP, so sorry that you are going through this.

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Not at all. I’ve done it all! My only problem is the “how long did it take” questions after every hairstyle. But at least my coworkers are trying lol

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Yes, the questions are what annoys me! But I still rock my straightbacks

So yes. I was told it’s unprofessional to wear braids, twist, etc. I work in sales. So yes, it’s a real questions.

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Sorry to hear this 😞😡

OP; your question translates to “is it unprofessional to be black in the workplace?”

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Read a couple of post before yours about how we are wearing our hair at work. Plenty of us are rocking many different styles. I'm a braids girl, but have done faux locs in the summer and never once had an issue, honestly more compliments than anything.

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My hair is loc’d and I don’t believe it’s hindered me professionally at all.

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Ive done all of the above. If people can come in with rainbow hair, I am NOT concerned (:

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Is this a real question?

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I am on the fence on this one. It depends on the styles.

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No

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No, it’s not.

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To understand this question I think people also have to take context into account. Region, age, seniority and sector all have huge impacts on how this question comes across. Thanks for asking the question sis!

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