When working in the professional kitchen, vanity is the last thing that matters. Women can forget about checking our make up every hour, looking in the mirror to see if our hair looks good, or giving a darn about whether our clothes match or not. The only thing that matters is that flawless labor is executed to deliver a memorable dining experience for those that come to eat the food.
But, girls will be girls. Most of us care about things like hair, make-up, and fashion. But there is no place to fuss over that in the kitchen. Outside of the kitchen, we can still be girls. We still get manicures, wear heels, shop for the latest fashion, and get our hairs did. I have an obsession with straight hair. I get the Magic Straight Perm once a year. My hair is naturally wavy, and I prefer my hair to be straight and silky. This procedure does the trick. Then my hair grows out, and soon before I know it, it’s time for another one. I have been getting the Magic Straight Perm for over ten years. Without it, my hair seems to be too wavy and thick.
Like with any other perm, the aftercare steps include not washing your hair for 48 hours. In addition, it’s recommended that hair is not tied for a week. Well, I work in the kitchen where hair needs to be tied, tucked, and covered. So what is a girl to do? Sacrifice the time and money that was put into having straight hair and follow the kitchen dress code, or f**k the kitchen dress code and take whatever measures necessary to ensure that my hair does not get ruined? I mean, the Magic Straight Perm procedure is not cheap. And it is definitely time consuming (five hours!!). What to do, oh what to do?
At my other job, they allowed me to cover my hair with a plastic bag for a week. But they won’t allow it at my current place. They think it’s too absurd. A plastic bag covers my hair loosely without wrinkling it, so I thought it was my best option. But oh well.
|I hate wearing this bandana!! I can feel my straightened hair wrinkling already..|