Last year, the US Army, Navy and Air Force reconsidered their grooming guidelines to allow hairstyles most often worn by Black women.
According to the Marine Corps Times, the Marine Corps has followed suit now allowing twists on medium or long hair that do not extend more than two inches from the scalp and locs. The Marines are the first division of the armed services to allow locs.
The Marines deemed these styles professional, neat, and may be easier for some women to maintain on the job.
They even have guidelines for new growth, which cannot exceed 1/2-inch.