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How to do a Straw Set

By:  NaturaLeah On:  November 15, 2010 0 Comments

I’ve never been courageous enough to do my own straw set (it seems like it would take hours), but I love them when I see people rocking them. It’s also a great style for transitioners because it blends the two textures very well.

Thanks to the wonderful people at Treasured Locks, I found some pretty simple instructions for a straw set.

You will need:

  • A pack of plastic drinking straws(For slightly larger and looser curls, use small perm rods- available at many beauty supply stores)
  • End papers
  • Bobby pins
  • Black Earth Crinkles & Curls or other setting lotion (make sure it’s alcohol free)
  • Light hair oil

Step 1:  Shampoo and condition your hair and blot dry with a towel.
Step 2:  Part your hair into 1/4 to 1/2 inch sections
Step 3:  Place end papers on to ends of your hair.
Step 4:  Roll your hair onto the straws or perm rods and secure it  with a hair pin.
Step 5:  Repeat steps 2-4 until you have finished your  entire head.
Step 6:  Dry your hair under a hooded dryer.
Step 7:  Gently remove the straws and separate the curls.
Step 8:  Spray with a light oil and continue to spray with oil on a daily basis.

So that’s it!  Tell us your tips or tricks for a straw set that will make it turn out flawlessly!

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