The U.S. Navy introduced on Wednesday that it’ll enable servicewomen to put on several types of hairstyles, together with ponytails and locs, the Related Press reviews.
Black ladies have lengthy requested for adjustments within the Navy’s guidelines about hair for feminine servicemembers.
The coverage, which went into impact on Wednesday, was introduced by Yeoman First Class LaToya Jones on a Fb Dwell occasion on Tuesday, in accordance to the AP.
Locs, braids and twists, that are described as “ropelike strands,” by the AP, and wider hair buns are actually allowed. Ponytails can be worn whereas in uniform.
The Navy is aiming for a extra inclusive setting Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson advised the AP.
Capt. Thurraya Kent, who’s been a part of the Navy for 26 years and served a member of a bunch that urged the army department to change its practices, advised the AP that extra grooming choices would take away distractions and that ladies would have the ability to hold their hair pure with out chemically altering it.
“I believe it’s a step ahead,” Lt. Cmdr. Jess Cameron advised the AP. “They’re getting extra feminine suggestions within the service and updating what I believe are considerably antiquated pointers that possibly now not serve their goal in at the moment’s society, at the moment’s army.”