Hello there? I hope you are doing great. I truly regret how long it has taken me to put this post, well the past few days have been rather hectic and they ended up slowing me down. Anyway I hope you will enjoy every bit of today’s post.

There are a lot of us who cherish our natural hair but we do not really know any simple way of styling it without having to get to the salon. Today I am glad to share with you one fine way of brilliantly styling your natural hair with a few simple steps. Personally, I enjoy having my natural hair because it means that I can play around with styling it as many times as I want.

Straw setting is one outstanding trendy style for the natural hair look. On the regular salon it roughly costs ksh.1000 and yet sometimes this hair-do may last even less than a fortnight! If you really like the straw set hair, this post could save you a significant amount of cash and trips to the salon.


Here is what I used

  • Drinking straws (20 pcs)
  • A pair of scissors
  • Small sized bobby pins (40)
  • Water spray
  • Afro comb
  • Jelly comb

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Steps For The DIY Straw Set Hair-Do:

  1. Cut all the straws into half to make them 40, however, depending with the length of your hair you can either reduce or increase the lengths of the straws.
  2. Undo any previous hairstyles you may have and shampoo + condition your hair. Ensure to comb your hair from the roots during conditioning to carefully disentangle it.
  3. Air dry your hair or use an old tee to dry off the excess water. Do not use a towel to dry your hair since the fibres rip off and freezes your hair.
  4. Divide your hair into four parts or more depending on your hair volume and have knots on them leaving just one to start working on.
    DIY Straw set
  5. Spray a little water on the selected portion to ensure that you or working on wet hair.
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  6. Cut out a reasonable portion and comb it using a jelly comb. I used small portions so that I could increase the volume of the end product (the straw sets).
  7. Twist the hair on the straw starting with the tip of your hair and ensure that when you get to the beginning you are almost at the end of the straw if not at the end.
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  8. Use a bobby pin to clip the straw on to your hair and ensure it is neither too tight nor too loose.
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  9. Repeat steps 5-8 over and over again and when you are done with one knot move to the next.

Tips For The Best DIY Straw Set Hair-Do:

  • The best time to do this project is at night so that it can dry up overnight and you will have your curls by morning.
  • Do not cut very short straws especially on the back and sides for better sleep.
  • If you have shorthair and you would like to achieve a look with longer hair, space out your twists.
  • If you are doing your twists to the left, clip your bobby pin to the right.
  • If you are in a hurry you can just do them during the day on sit in the sun or use a drier to dry them for about 30 minutes at most and you will be good to go.
  • While removing the straws, first remove the bobby pin then gently pull the straw.
  • After removing all the straws, you can use hour fingers to split one curl into two or three more with some oil on your fingers and ensuring that the curls are still intact. This will increase its volume.
    DIY Straw set (6)
  • Style your hair as you desire. I used bobby pins to set my hair up and I finally accessorised it to give it a more appealing look!
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In case you did not understand any of the steps feel free to ask any questions below here. Enjoy the rest of your week. Lots of love xx