Wear a weave at work - your afro hair is unprofessional' Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie says "Relaxing your hair is like being in prison. You're always battling to make your hair do what it wasn't meant to "I have thought about raising it as a grievance but it's just not worth the trouble. "On one occasion on the train, my colleague pointed out a woman in the carriage with afro hair. "She began talking to me about how horrible and unprofessional the woman's hair was. Did she not realise my natural hair was the same? "But this is not a unique situation - my friends and I will often discuss how colleagues react to our hair."