Workin' It Out Did You Go Natural To Get Healthy

Naturalistas,

I found this video very interesting. I'm glad that many women are not letting their hair determine whether or not they work out but it concerns me that many view it as unprofessional in corporate America. What are your thoughts?


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11 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed this piece. I work in corporate american and still struggle with my hair issues. I am a manager with 20 plus years of experience, so this is new for me.

    I love wearing my hair natural, but I still get looks from co-workers. Sometimes people don't even recognize me and then they feel embarrassed and I feel uncomfortable.

    I am interested in hearing how other women who have already climbed the corporate ladder feel about the hair issue.

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  2. That piece was spot on. I used to be a work out maniac, but got tired of keeping up with my hair. I'm in the process of transitioning so that I can get back on track with my health. I work in the medical field and I think there is more acceptance of ethnic styles due to the diversity of people in this field. I would love to see how this works in the "traditional" corporate setting.

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  3. oh my word
    this is true
    i just didn't know it was so prevelant

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  4. Great post!

    My health actually improved a great deal when I went natural because I was cognizant about what I was putting in my body as well as on my body.

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  5. This was enjoyable, but I wholeheartedly disagree on the "more professional to be straight" statement. I have done the relaxed look, but 5 years ago, I walked away from it and started locs. It has in no way, shape or form stopped me from adding new clients to my business (editorial and translation services). So I really have to say to that statement, HUH? Other than that, really a great piece.

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  6. Says a lot about how people see "natural"...I really don't think that it should be such a big deal. I work in a very corporate environment, always have and I'll be damned if anyone told me to straighten my hair to appear more professional. Natural hair isn't just healthy because of the work out aspect, it's healthier for the point that relaxers seep into your skin and lay on your scalp, it doesn't go away.

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  7. This was great. I think my mom and sis will love to see this video. Especially since the woman is our anchorwoman. I've always loved her hair and I hope this one is a keeper for her.

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  8. Thank you Lotus, I agree with you.

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  9. I don't understand why they don't just perm their hair if they want it straight all the time?

    And you can do a roller set once a week so even if you do work out, any puff is not noticeable.

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  10. @ Doka Dotty Wine ...because if you perm your hair to get the straight style, it's not as thick and healthy looking as it is if you're natural and blow dry

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  11. Keep it Robin, I like it...I bet his high school girlfriend was black...or he wished it was! ;o)

    My best, Lynn

    *I don't have natural hair - yet! But when I was relaxing it on a regular basis, I didn't let it stop me from going to the gym. Heart disease runs in my family, therefore I MUST run! :o)

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