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. 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

  2. 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)

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. Ashley H-M

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

  6. 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!

  7. Ashley HM
    Ashley HM

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

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