How to Keep Hair Out of Food while Cooking

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Cooking is a science and fun too, as we can show off our creativity in the form of delicious and mouth-watering dishes or recipes. However, following and maintaining the kitchen rules and etiquette is vital to be a good cook or chef.


Keep It Clean and Hygienic

To follow the first rule, one big issue is to avoid the unpleasing and unwelcoming ingredient i.e., hair while cooking. Even the smallest strand of hair of 1 mm contains 50,000 germs that cause various unwanted diseases.It is ironic how having a good diet improves your hair growth, and the same hair falls in your food to decrease its quality.

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Causes of hair getting into food

  • Uncovered head and hands.
  • Open or loose hair.
  • Hairy hands.
  • Pets around kitchen.
  • Unclean serving bowl.

Let us now check the prevention to these causes.

Uncovered Head and Hands

Hair fall is a common issue of almost everyone throughout one’s life. Apart from hair fall, being in areas with heat, flame, close to burner etc.results in hair loss of arms and wrists.

Wrapping up head with cloth of cotton or rayon or a cap made of paper napkin or hairnets will avoid hair getting into food. Apart from hygienic hair free food, wrapping your hair protects them from catching up fire if u go too close to flame and also avoid your hair getting smelly. Wrapping avoids dripping of sweat from your hair into food. The cap on head i.e., a chef cap will also give you a professional chef feeling and look.

In addition to that you should also be updated with the latest techniques to stop hair fall. You can find these techniques and talk about them on this hair chat room .

Open or Loose Hair

Loose hair or open hair tends to fall easily due to hand friction in them. Cooks or chefs with long hair are advised to tie up their hair in a ponytail or a braid to avoid hair interference while cooking. Apart from food safety, braiding up hair is important to avoid their damage due to burner and flame in kitchen.

Clipping up short hair of forehead is also important while cooking as sweat in hair due to heat in kitchen make them drip off in the food.

Hairy Hands/ Arms

The Cooks with hairy hands should take extra precautions while cooking. Chef coat with full sleeves or any dress with full sleeves should be used by the one having hairy hands to avoid hair getting in food. Extra attention should be taken on sleeves while cooking, avoiding them dipping in food or catching flame.

Waxing or shaving of hairy hands can also be an option to chefs.

Also, washing your hands thoroughly during cooking, opting for gloves are also important while kneading the dough or cutting the food to make hair free food.

Pets Around In Kitchen

Avoid pets near area with food, as their unseen and lighter hair can get into food via air. Ensure to keep your pets away from fireplaces in kitchen for their safety.

Also ensure your pet’s safety by keeping them away from electrical gadgets in kitchen like oven, blender etc.

Unclean Serving Bowl

Using of clean dishes and tools in kitchen while cooking and serving is important to maintain the hygiene of food.

Guarantee that your hair is covered and tied up not only while cooking but also during serving as they may drop into food while serving the dish.

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Delicious food should be served with lots of love and purity, and to prepare it one should follow certain steps and techniques. Therefore eat healthy, delicious, germ free and hair free food to get great health and stay blessed.

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I am 27 year old and have been in this field for around 4 years now. I have a master’s degree in Interior Decoration. I am a big food freak and love to cook as well. Feel free to share your ideas with me.

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One Comment

  1. LarkOctober 30, 2018 at 6:23 pm ·  Reply

    Is it professional for a culinary arts student to dye his hair (from black to part grey)? Is it unethical and bad impression? Even though his hair are very very small in length.

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