HAIR STICKS

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Does anyone use hair sticks? I think they are so pretty and would love to get some, but don't want to spend the money if they don't work. Do they really hold up long, thick hair without any help from pins, etc.? Any comments and advice on how to use them would also be greatly appreciated.
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I'm wearing one right now actually. They are my main hair toy. Quick and easy, small to fit in my purse, I keep one in the car too. I do buns twists and lots of stuff with them. What you do is you kinda put it in like a side comb. Like with a bun, you catch some of the hair in a bun by putting it in the opposite direction that you want to to go, flip it around and as you push in catch a little hair underneath close to your scalp and viola.

I know many women with very long thick hair and they have no complaints. I recommend getting good quality ones, not the plastic, the difference is huge.

I have 2 made by Fox. They were gifts, she will custom make them for you, work with you to find just the right stick and toppers. I've never heard any complaints. On that site theres also a lot of updo suggestions on wearing them. The ladies there are big hair sticks fans.
I used to use these all the time and they were great. Don't know why I got away from it - good idea!
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I just got a set recently, and they do hold all of my hair up, and I have a lot of hair. The style below is held with one stick; the second is for decoration.



They work for me whether my hair is first day curly or fourth day straighter.

I don't put them in the way cympreni does. I'm able to just put them through in one direction and have them hold. But, I have thicker, coarser strands which helps.

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Med/Coarse, porous curly.
I just got a set recently, and they do hold all of my hair up, and I have a lot of hair. The style below is held with one stick; the second is for decoration.



They work for me whether my hair is first day curly or fourth day straighter.

I don't put them in the way cympreni does. I'm able to just put them through in one direction and have them hold. But, I have thicker, coarser strands which helps.

Edited for typos
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
Oh rcc, your hair looks gorgeous! Now I KNOW I want the hair sticks. I think I'll probably have to try the method cympreni described because, although I have a lot of hair, it's pretty fine, so I'm not sure putting the sticks in one direction and/or using only one stick would work for me.

I know many women with very long thick hair and they have no complaints. I recommend getting good quality ones, not the plastic, the difference is huge.
Originally Posted by cympreni
If not plastic ones, what's the best material to get? Also, thank you very much for describing how to use them. I'm sure it will take a lot of practice being the klutz that I am!

Thanks for your help, guys!!
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I love them. My hair's a little short for them right now, but here are some gorgeous handmade ones I bought on etsy.com http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5339679

I love them. My hair's a little short for them right now, but here are some gorgeous handmade ones I bought on etsy.com http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5339679

Originally Posted by rose's ringlets
Those are gorgeous!!! Thanks for posting!
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The set I have is made from oak. I also ordered a stainless stell set; it's harder to break but can be more difficuklt to hold with fine hair.

Lots of people seem to love the sturdier woods.
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I know this is old but I recently discovered hair sticks. I made some out of some chopsticsk I got from Chinese take-out. I sanded them and painted them with nail polish. They hold real well in my hair, since I made some I have also ordered a pair of cheapo water-proof ones for when my hair is wet. So far I have usually been able to get it to stay secure with just one. I love them!
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Back on Cones,so now my routine is,wash with Deva No-Poo every other day or so. Occasionally use 365 sulfate free,maybe use low sulfate shampoo mixed with conditioner once every two weeks are longer. I condition with Aussie Moist or HEHH. I style with a little GF TN,and finish up with tons of GN Pure Clean Smoothing Cream. No frizz...slippy, happy hair.
Wow, everybody, the links are great!
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I have a pair I made out of free chopsticks, which I sanded smooth, then glued a large wooden round bead to the squared off larger top part of the shaft, & stained.

But I'm liking the looks of the fancier ones.
I use them, and they work great! PM me for pictures. They take a little getting used to, but they're way better for holding my hair up than elastics which pulled my hair and weren't really strong enough to keep up with the weight of it.
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I love them...when I can use them. I finally get my hair long enough to use them...then I whack it off! I'm an idiot. BUT when I finally do use them...one holds my hair and it's fine. Mighty fine...if I do say so myself...just kidding!
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This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
I have never been able to figure out how people manage to use these, but now I think I finally have an idea!

Now if only my hair would get long enough so I can try it!
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RCC, how do you put your hair up like that? I have seen something similar but they use a poytail holder underneath it all Tell all girlfriend
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I guess elastics aren't so great for me either. I mean they are great for pulling into a low ponytail or plopping but apparently my hair is heavy because even when ploppin and placing the pony on top of my head over my pillow, the ponytail is always lower, much lower, when I wake up. I also can't really do anything higher than a low pontyail with one because they seem to fall down eventually. I have just been doing a peacock twist with my twist with my sticks, my hair is about APL when dry. I have also been able to make a bun but I haven't worn it like that often.
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Back on Cones,so now my routine is,wash with Deva No-Poo every other day or so. Occasionally use 365 sulfate free,maybe use low sulfate shampoo mixed with conditioner once every two weeks are longer. I condition with Aussie Moist or HEHH. I style with a little GF TN,and finish up with tons of GN Pure Clean Smoothing Cream. No frizz...slippy, happy hair.
I need a lot more inches for this. But, i still cant wait to try it!!!
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RCC, how do you put your hair up like that? I have seen something similar but they use a poytail holder underneath it all Tell all girlfriend
Originally Posted by micol124

No problem! It's even pretty easy to do.

Chinese Bun
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I love them. My hair's a little short for them right now, but here are some gorgeous handmade ones I bought on etsy.com http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5339679

Originally Posted by rose's ringlets
Those are gorgeous!!! Thanks for posting!
Originally Posted by msgiblet
Msgiblet: Did you try these and how hard was it to learn how to use them. I have shoulder length hair with little frizzies around my face that sometimes pop out. Would these work for me do you think?
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I love them. My hair's a little short for them right now, but here are some gorgeous handmade ones I bought on etsy.com http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5339679

Originally Posted by rose's ringlets
Those are gorgeous!!! Thanks for posting!
Originally Posted by msgiblet
Msgiblet: Did you try these and how hard was it to learn how to use them. I have shoulder length hair with little frizzies around my face that sometimes pop out. Would these work for me do you think?
Originally Posted by Notty
No, I didn't get these or any others yet. I got distracted by the flexi-8s and haven't gotten the hair sticks yet. Sorry.
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If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

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