Lori P asks Jamila of College Curlies:
Still being somewhat newly natural, I constantly struggle with looking professional while rocking my natural hair- which can get pretty big and wild quickly! I find myself always wearing a headband or smooshing my hair so it’s not so big…any advice hairstyles etc? I just hate feeling like I’m ‘selling out’. Any thoughts would be great!
I think a lot of naturals can definitely relate to this. I have been to few interviews and formal events in which I felt obligated to make my hair as small as possible. However, I think that as long as your hair looks as if it’s been styled/that you didn’t just roll out of bed, then you can really have a lot of fun!
Check out some styles that I do that I would consider acceptable for a more professional setting (click on the link above the photo for a tutorial):
Tailored Puff with Pompadour
Low Puff Redone
Twist out w/ sides pinned back & pompadour