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Friday, February 6, 2015

How To | Straw Set Tutorial For Natural Hair

Straw Set Tutorial For Natural Hair
I absolutely love this style. Other than fluffing, there is no daily manipulation of combing, brushing, and tugging.
 
I've always loved straw sets and the curl pattern that comes with the end result, but never had the courage to try it because of the time and patience that is needed to set the style. But I've seen so many success pictures, there would be no way that I could mess this style up.


So here I am trying this style for the first time!


Since I want a strong and soft hold, I went to get Alikay Naturals Crème Brulee Curling Delight  1) because I've read and seen awesome reviews about this product and 2) I've always wanted to try this product. You can pick this up at your local Sally's or Target for $15.99...but A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY!
 
So let's go! Simple Straw Set Tutorial


You will need:


200+ Drinking straws (go to the Dollar Tree or Family Dollar for the cheap ones)
Curl definer
Denman brush or fingers
Bobby pins
 
Start on freshly washed and conditioned hair. Make sure the hair is damp and not sopping wet when you start to set this style. Section your hair in 4-6 workable sections.
 
Get your curl definer product ready. Make sure that your product has a strong, but soft hold for this style. I suggest using a light gel or a curling cream to do the job. Mousse tends to be too light and holding spritz is way to hard and drying to your hair.

Alikay Naturals Crème Brulee


Get your drinking straws out (you will need about 200) and cut the straw that matches the length of your hair length.


Get a small section of hair and detangle thoroughly with your Denman or fingers.


Start from the ends of your hair and wrap tightly around the straw until you get to your scalp (but not too tight).


Secure the straw by sliding the bobby pin in the straw and on your scalp (I promise, it will stay!)

Continue with the rest by following this simple guide. Allow to air dry (8+ hours) or a hooded dryer.


Make sure the hair is completely dry before taking out the straws...or you will have a droopy-just-wasted-your-time mess!




Straw Set Tutorial For Natural Hair

Took about 1 hour and 30 minutes to do the top!
Once your hair is completely dry, take your straws out slow and with patience. Unravel the straws from the top to bottom...don't slide them out!




Straw Set Tutorial For Natural Hair

Once out, separate your coils and style them how you want!


Enjoy your straw set for the next few weeks!



More To Add:


This is the awesome hair style ever! I absolutely love straw sets and I'm going to do more in the future...especially in the Spring/Summer time!


HOWEVER!!!! I do not recommend sleeping with straws in your hair. I'm so serious when I say that I slept on a pillow all scrunched up...my neck was on the pillow with a gap for all my straws. I had lines all on my face when I woke up for the next morning. It was absolutely a bad night to get some sleep. So if it can be avoided, do this style in the morning and take the straws out in the afternoon after your hair has dried.


Straw Set Tutorial For Natural Hair
All you need is a satin bonnet to cover up your hair during the night and fluff in the morning. I really like the ease of that. Since I styled my hair in a straw set up-do, I slept with a satin scarf around my head and let my curls at the top have some air to breathe.


With this set, make sure you use light moisturizers for your daily routine. You don't want to weigh down your curls with too much product.

When it is time to wash and condition your hair again, MAKE SURE TO DETANGLE THOROUGHLY!!! You don't want to deal with your wet noodles while washing your hair...yea too much of a struggle to work with.

Enjoy your straw set!



Natural hair says: try the straw set as a protective style. You will absolutely love the results!




Always Desire Your Natural,



Christina J

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