I am back with another styling demo. I attempted to do a second straw set (first since being fully natural) about 2 weeks ago. In my previous attempt I was working with transitioning hair that was damp and just resulted in…let’s call it a mess! My hair was still damp the next day and because I was manipulation damp hair = frizz galore!
So this time I did things a little differently. I set my hair on dry hair that was co-washed, detangled, moisturized and sealed. I put my hair into less than 20 braids the night before and took them down in the morning because I figured it would be easier when it came to installing the straws if I had pre-made sections. 1 braid has 3 parts so I used 3 straws for each braid and had a total of 40 straws (and boy was it difficult to sleep, more on that later.)
In the past I used “regular” drinking straws but found some super huge straws (I think they are called Milkshake straws) and decided to try those.
The only product I used was my Rosewater Spray Flaxseed Gel.
I have a video demonstration on my YouTube channel (below)
- Rosewater Spray Flaxseed Gel
- Large Straws (I used 40)
- Bobby pins
- Hair clips (to keep my hair separate)
Installing the Straws
My process was really simple, after applying the gel:
This is a closeup of my curls after I took down the straws
After I separated and fluffed my roots
I do have to say I LOVED the style but there are a few things I would change. E.g. I would cut the straws in half because sleeping with 40 large straws in my hair…was NOT comfortable! I think I might actually be able to get away with not having to leave the straws in overnight if I start early because I prefer to work with dry hair so they should be dry before going to sleep.
I will be trying this style again 🙂
Have you done a straw set? If so, what is your method? I would love to hear from you!
I absolutely love love love your coils!!! So beautiful 🙂
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Thank you! 😀
Your hair looks so good!! But the part at the end with you shaking your head like a crazy person had me laughing, the things we do for beauty eh? Also I love your accent, where are you from?
Thank you! LOL “shaking your head like a crazy person had me laughing”. The video was a “little” sped-up buuuut I have mastered the skill of headbanging 😀 I am German/Nigerian. I really don’t know what I would classify my accent as… but I hate listening to myself on video so I shall gladly take the compliment ;). Thank you for stopping by and commenting!
Got it! Your accent has a bit of a German tinge to it, but I never would have guessed that you’re half nIgerian, thats pretty cool. I’m fully nigerian myself :D. I am not good at head banging 😦 gives me a headache, I try and do the ‘pretty girl shake’ instead hehe
You are Nigerian, how awesome! I think you might be the first person who’s said I have a German tinge to my accent I guess my German side runs deeper than I thought 😉 The ‘pretty girl shake’ works too so no need to give yourself a headache 😉
I love it! Mai, your hair looks so beautiful and you have officially made me want to try this technique!
Thank you love!
My technique still needs a little tweaking (e.g. cutting the straws in half…boy were they uncomfortable lol) but I did like the results and can’t wait to see/hear when you try:)