Got a question today asking if cornrows in the air force was allowed from a community member who is on her way to serve her country in this branch of the military.
Well Tonya the answer is YES! However you cannot wear dreads so be sure to make sure they do not resemble this natural hairstyle or you could be dishonorably discharged and they mean business about that too.
I read an article during my research that was a little disturbing and caught me off guard. I know you were saying that with the basic training you would sweat a lot which would cause wild hair days so this is the protective style you are choosing.
From what I have read you should be okay but I would double check with your recruiter to make sure things have NOT changed.