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..|
My usually tied back, tucked under hair was covered loosely with a bandana. I don’t really like this alternative, as it interferes with the immaculate straightness of my hair…but what else can I do?!! Oh geez…The things that food handlers have to sacrifice in order to deliver a flawless dining experience for others! Not having the proper hair shield would be risking hair strands getting in the food. And who would want that? So here I am…sacrificing the time and money spent on my hair, to not risk any mishaps from occurring due to loosely covered hair. My hair may get slightly wrinkled along the way. And if it does, I am going to be so sad and put some hair strands in somebody’s food. Just kidding!
Five hours and $200+