First thing, what is the dress code ? There are companies that have guidelines as to how to wear your crochet braids with human hair.Personally I do not see anything wrong with it but I would not do anything too fancy, Loose, buns or tied back in appropriate. You start adding knots or colors – you would be stretching it. Keep it within natural coloration – that goes for all types of hair.
If you are in a flexible and/or creative environment that allows freedom – no problem but conservative attire would use the principle of crochet braids with human hair it simple stupid.Side note: If I came across a company that stated no braids, I would have to do some research on them – just saying in terms of cultural diversity.
One of my friends is a Compensation Analyst in the Human Resources Department for a prestigious university. She regularly wears crochet braids; she says its a flexible hairstyle as she exercises for marathons and 5Ks regularly. Her Caucasian counterparts accept her; most of the derogatory comments she receives about her crochet braids with human hair come from other African Americans. “Why do you wear your hair like that?” “Are you going to change it?” as if there was an issue with her hair.
With that being said, investment banks, private law firms, etc. tend to have a more conservative atmosphere with less African Americans. Those environments may negatively judge your crochet braids. However, there are plenty of work environments that welcome cultural diversity such as crochet braids with human hair, state and national government.
It depends on the work environment. In my opinion it should be allowed; but some employers are conservative and might not like it. Chances are I wouldn’t wear them to an interview – because that is where you can see what kind of environment you would be entering and you don’t want to be excluded from consideration because of a crochet braids with human hair on the part of the interviewer.