Many people make use of bandanas for different reasons. They can be worn stylishly to make a statement, but most people use them for sun protection or to keep sweat from dripping down in their eyes from their forehead. Perfect for hot spots like:
- The beach
- Or trapped in a rotisserie-style tanning bed
Most bandanas will do this job with ease, especially in the kitchen, but there’s a new tubular bandana for chefs that performs this task better than others. Hoo-rag has designed a tubular bandana option that wicks away sweat faster, is extremely breathable, wash-friendly, and comes in dynamic designs.
Its versatility is perfect in an age of face masks too.
Firstly – What is a Hoo-Rag?
Hoo-rags are durable tubular bandanas made of polyester microfiber which makes them great for easy wash and wear. Because of the tubular stretchy nature, you can wear a Hoo-rag several ways simply by twisting the lightweight fabric. No tying necessary! See the ease in our how-to-wear video – the greatest film since the Flex Seal boat repair documentary.
Ways Chefs and Kitchen Staff can wear a Hoo-rag
There are a few different ways that chefs and staff can wear a Hoo-rag. The most common method is as a headband. If your primary concern is keeping sweat off your brow or dripping down your face, this option is for you. Why ARE kitchens so hot? Just fold the fabric, slip it on and you are good to go.
Another popular way chef assistants wear a Hoo-rag is the neck gaiter. For this option, simply pull the tube down around your neck. In this fashion, it will keep sweat from dripping from one part of the body to another. In this case, from the hair and neck and down onto the back. Spinal sweat is cited as the #2 reason chef assistants quit the culinary industry – maniacal bosses like Gordon Ramsay are at #1, of course.
Oh, as an added benefit, this neck gaiter style will keep you warm, as if it were a scarf. A fresh modern scarf that isn’t itchy, cumbersome, or heavy as a blanket.
Protect Yourself and the Food
Often, people decide to wear the Hoo-rag as a face mask. This style makes it great for protecting your face from high temperatures, small particles of food or dust, and it may even reduce the smell of cleaning agents or detergents should you be on cleaning duty.
Last, but not least, if you have longer hair you may find the beanie, ponytail, and sahara options useful. For the beanie, just turn the Hoo inside out, twist and flip. You now have a beanie you can slide on your recipe-filled head. Switch back to a headband faster than making a grilled cheese!
For the sahara, flip the product inside out, put it on as if you were going for the neck gaiter style, then pull it up over your hair so the second edge rests on your forehead. The tube should encapsulate the rest of your hair. These options are perfect for keeping longer hair in check (and out of the food). Diners prefer no-hair desserts in most regions.
Alternate Uses for the Hoo-rag
We don’t stop there. While you can wear our tubular bandanas for chefs like a normal Hooligan, we’re certain you’ll find alternate uses for them. If you’re in a pinch and can’t find your towel, a Hoo-rag can be wrapped around your hand to allow you to pull hot pans off a burner.
Perhaps you keep a plastic bottle of water nearby and it heats up quickly in the inexplicably hot kitchen. Grab a spare Hoo-rag, wrap it around the bottle like a koozie to keep it cool longer. As a bonus, you won’t have any messy condensation to worry about.
Custom Designs Available
Hoo-rag works with businesses the world over to create custom designs for their staff and promotional events. If you’re in love with the idea of a multi-purposeful and multi-use product, consider getting some made just for your employees. Kitchen and waitstaff can make use of them as part of their regular uniforms.
We’re certain you’ll love the product no matter how you decide to wear it. Our prices start at $15.95 for most full-size designs and we cater to an array of themes while having a nice assortment of general designs. What are you waiting for? Go shopping!