I'll be starting my clerkship year in a few weeks and my first rotation is surgery. In general, I'd love to hear what any clinical students with natural hair did during their clerkship year, especially during surgery! I've talked to a few upper levels at my school (not that there's that many with similar concerns) about what they did with their hair, and I've gotten a few responses ranging from braids/twists to wearing their real hair. I want to have my hair in protective styles so I won't have to worry about fitting in detangling sessions / deep-conditioning / styling on top of becoming accustomed to being a clinical student and studying for shelf exams. Right now I'm leaning toward crochet braids, but 8 weeks in crochets seems a little long. I'm also considering wearing wigs (not weaves) so that I have easy access to my hair underneath. I would love to hear from anyone who has tried this method. Looking forward to hearing your responses!