Workplace Hair

 It would be awesome if I could go to work with my hair, looking like this since my hair grows out naturally like that: tumblr_mw52duW1Bx1qdzx0go1_1280

No matter how beautiful she looks, it just wouldn’t be acceptable where I work. Although Zimbabwe is a southern African country, and one would think that in Africa, where the majority of the population is black, there would be more acceptance of natural hair. This is not the case at all. Mostly due to the damage from our colonial past, natural hair especially in a formal work environment, is frowned upon. I’ve heard people at my workplace say that if your hair isn’t relaxed or weaved, you are not groomed. Adding to the fact, that in general Zimbabwe is still quite conservative, going to work with hair that does not look sleek is considered untidy. I am trying to figure out how I can have my hair done for work without having to get box braids or wear a wig. HR hasn’t complained about my afro puffs or braided hair, but I do occasionally get comments such as ‘I thought you were paid enough to get your hair done’ or ‘you really should straighten your hair, it would be so long’. For those who struggle with workplace hair, here are a few ideas that I also look forward to trying:

With short hair it's more acceptable and not as much is needed to make it so

With short hair it’s more acceptable and not as much is needed to make it so

Perfect for work, from waist up :-)

Perfect for work, from waist up 🙂

 
I will definatetly try bantu knots outs on a Friday

I will definitely try bantu knots outs on a Friday

I've done two flat twists around my head, which seemed ok. Will try this one see how it goes

I’ve done two flat twists around my head, which seemed ok. Will try this one see how it goes

This might be pushing it...

This might be pushing it…

Cornrows are worth a shot too

Cornrows are worth a shot too

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And... For when my hair gets longer

And… For when my hair gets longer

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There are definately going to be more pics as I get more ideas for work.

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6 thoughts on “Workplace Hair

  1. Beautiful styles doll, so post when you do those styles 🙂
    Smiles!!!

  2. Rumbi

    Hi I have been following your blog and I did my big chop two months ago. The styles are great. Most people in Zimbabwe just do not understand the natural hair look. I think its more difficult to be different conrows are looked upon as a cheap hairstyle but if done well people are more accepting. Soldier on.

    • Hi Rumbi, I’m so excited when I get Zimbabweans in Zim commenting… It’s so true what you’re saying, about cornrows and people not understanding natural hair here. Hopefully, it will change soon. I’m encouraged all the time, when I see other girls rocking their natural hair. Oh and congrats on your big chop 🙂

  3. Hello Doll, would you like to enter a poll about natural hair? If yes, here is the question:
    What is your favorite shampoo & conditioner brand?
    To answer please click on the below link:
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    Scroll below until you see the poll and answer one of the 4 options given by clicking on your favorite and voting.
    It´s free plus fun to see which brand natural girls prefer 😀
    Thank you so much for your participation and have a lovely day Beautiful!!
    Smiles!!!

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