2 Ways To Achieve A Straw Set On Natural Hair

2 Ways To Achieve A Straw Set On Natural Hair

Have you ever craved some cute curls? The kind of curls that last for days and just look better and better as the week progresses. There are a ton of tools on the market for curls, everything from rollers, to curlformers and flexi rods to perm rods.

Personally perm rods are my favorite but when you have longer hair, they don’t work as well as you would like. With that said, I would like to thank the inventor of the straw because straws my friends work just fine when your have long or short hair and you can get some awesome curls.

Here is why straws are great for curly sets:

1. They are cheap – You can pick up a pack of straws for about two dollars at the Dollar General or any grocery store.

2. The curls last – If you want to ensure that the curls last, you can always use a little gel or some light hold creams but honestly the curls hold up really well because they are so tight from the straws. If you have fine hair use less holding products, so that your curls can remain light, fluffy and not weighed down.

3. Great for transitioners – This hair style is a great transitioning hairstyle because you can easily blend both textures and not have to touch your hair for at least five days (maybe seven if you sleep pretty).


Below are two very different ways of doing straw sets and either one will give you that super cute coily look. The thing to remember is to make sure you shampoo and condition your hair well before attempting the style.

I say this because you want your hair to last and not dry out without having to re-moisturize, so ensuring that you have a great foundation is extremely important.

Check out these videos demonstrating two very different methods of achieving a straw set and tell us what you think in the comments.

Here WomanInTheJungle shows us how she achieves hers:

And here the flamboyant AfrikanHairGod shows us how he gets an interesting curl pattern with a straw set.

Originally posted 2014-01-19 20:00:46.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Comments

  1. Starisha Tinsley
    Starisha Tinsley

    Nothing wrong with a guy wanting curly hair it’s no difference then a guy getting braids or wearing a pony tail.

    1. Starisha Tinsley
      Starisha Tinsley

      I’m not speaking of no fancy or updo pony tail I’m talking about a regular pulled back up & go pony tail… So it’s no difference just like everyone use to get jerry curls back in the day.

  2. Sabrina St Juste
    Sabrina St Juste

    I don’t see anything wrong with his hair either . I don’t get what’s so funny. If anything this is a smart way to have a curly style instead of going into es-curl or texturizers like other guys do.

    1. Ena Blue
      Ena Blue

      Because he is being himself.. nothing wrong with tht. Im sure you have ugly faces.

    2. Jennifer Carter
      Jennifer Carter

      Antoinette, you are certainly entitled to your option. Yet, using the term disturbed to describe how you feel because a man has chose to roller set his hair is questionable judgment. Child molestation is disturbing, the cut in food stamps to millions of families in this country is disturbing, lack of jobs for new college grads is disturbing, and world hunger is disturbing. What a grown man whom you DO NOT KNOW does with his hair to suit himself and not total strangers at best or worse depending on how ya wanna see it is SELF LOVE and SELF EXPRESSION!! Which we all should have the freedom to do. We encourage our kids to go in the world and feel ok about who they are regardless of what people think. Now, if a man with feminine hair doz bothers you then the best advice I can give is “ask yourself why do you even give half of a damn let alone a full one” #liveandletlive

    3. Antoinette Webb
      Antoinette Webb

      I’m sorry but I can use ANY word I would like too use!! #if it is disturbing ..it is disturbing!!! All the things you have mentioned sound good and all..but unfortunately it is IRRELEVANT ..as it regards to my initial comment!!! THat being because I’am coming from another…clearer view point than what is Normally accepted in SOCIETY!! As all are entitled to their own OPINIONS OR DESCRIPTIONS!! Mine remains the same Hun 😉

  3. Loren Thigpen
    Loren Thigpen

    Thank you. .now I know I can do this on my son to define his curls. His hair is short and he has three different curl patterns/textures.

  4. Patricia Lighty
    Patricia Lighty

    YOUR TOO SERIOUS YOUR MIND HAD BEEN FRIED THIS IS HOW MEN WEAR THIER HAIR NATURAL ??!??! WHAT THE MATTER WITH YOU

  5. Evette Howard
    Evette Howard

    Lol lol lol to each his own but my man, sons, father or brothers nephews or male cousins BETTA NOT

  6. Kacellia Patrick
    Kacellia Patrick

    If you ever watched his YouTube videos…you would see his hair is fly… It’s healthy and better than some others that have been posted on here…. It amaZes me how judgemental some of you are…. Smh…. I like both of them… His take a lot more time and you do get better definition

    1. Dayna Mabin
      Dayna Mabin

      His name is afrikanhairgod on youtube and his personality, hair, and videos are amazing. 🙂

  7. Porsha Daniels
    Porsha Daniels

    African Hair god is simply divine I love all if his styles on youtube. His hair is much longer now. Super cute picture.

  8. April Jenkins Torres
    April Jenkins Torres

    I must admit I paused at the guys pic but after the second or two of wth, I actually like his better. Both are nice though

  9. Valita Howard
    Valita Howard

    Ooooh i got a pack of straws lol too its on gonna give it a try! Never been so excited about straws lol Naturally Silly (smile)

  10. Eleanor Humphrey
    Eleanor Humphrey

    What I tell FunkyFresh last week! Thousands of women AND!!! Men! Love this cite! Even though he looks like he’s on his way to church to show off his straws while playing his Tamarin child! Lmbo!

  11. Nicole Starr
    Nicole Starr

    I like her hair something about tht 1 no dude should be walking around with rollers in his head I’m just special how I feel hers is really neat and pretty

    1. Gilda Adlig
      Gilda Adlig

      Yes Roshawn, it works on relaxed hair. I’ve had a straw set on relaxed and natural hair.

  12. Ashley H-M

    Great videos. This looks tedious, but its something that I’d love to try whenever I get some time off.

  13. Ray Mcgee
    Ray Mcgee

    Straw sets are the TRUTH! I used to get them done in my dorm for $20..lol..those were the days!

  14. Ashley HM
    Ashley HM

    It looks like a tedious process, but it’s something that I would like to try.

  15. Dominique Banai
    Dominique Banai

    Thos earrings are awesome…..I’m from Holland and it’s hard to find afro jewelry….not so long ago I started my own where I sell afro pick earrings.

  16. Steff Boss
    Steff Boss

    …This is me when I don’t do my protective style,..It only lasts several days on my hair because it’s baby fine

  17. Phoebe Lola Peters
    Phoebe Lola Peters

    But guys use the texturizers to get curls…you know, the one for getting those waves…smh…leave the man alone please

  18. Auntie Jackie
    Auntie Jackie

    love the hair, but why does the girl at the top look so mock in the face in the after photo?

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