Relaxing my hair to make my colleagues comfortable.
I work for a chinese company and they want to fly me out to their headquarters in China for 3 months and I have no idea what to do with my hair. I want to blend in and fit in as much as possible, but I don’t know how to braid so a wig is out of the question - if i get my hair braided before I leave - i’m not keeping crusty 3 month braids. I can’t get a weave either because there aren’t stylists there who could help me change it. Braids or locs would make me stand out too much, and so would my natural hair. With the humidity there flat ironing my hair is pointless. I feel like the only option I have is to relax it, but whenever I think about doing that it makes me a little sad..
It just sucks that our natural hair texture is not seen as professional. It sucks that our hair dictates our entire life.