I caught a glimpse of these while watching a video on Nubian Fitness Goddess’ blog. She featured a segment by Robin Robinson of Chicago Fox News entitled Great Hair Style or Exercise. Solving the Dilemma.
During that video they were doing a straw set but not with straws. They were using rollers that looked like straws! I’ve always wanted to try a straw set, but felt that regular straws were 1) too flimsy and 2) I’d be buying straws all the time (not great for the environment). At one point I thought about using slurpy straws – you know the thick long ones, but try finding those in Canada – waste of time. So when I caught a glimpse of those rollers I had to find out what they were. And I found them! They’re called strawllers and can be found here.
According to Strawllers…“Don’t be fooled by the name! The “straw” in the title doesn’t refer to how the hair feels after being transformed – instead, it attributes the instruments used to achieve this look. Simple plastic drinking straws were the original tools to use for creating these tight, shiny, charming ringlets. Straw curls might best be defined as sassy, sexy, and confident. This look gives curls a completely new style, and though it takes some practice, it’s easily mastered with time and patience. This style is often utilized by African American women for shiny, frizz-free, beautiful curls. Of course, if time is short and you prefer a professional stylist’s touch, you’ll benefit from one of the many hair salons that offer the service.”
They have different lengths and sizes to match your hair and the result you’re aiming for, but I’m most interested in the 8″ pink ones. They’re environmentally friendly (in that I can use them over) and somehow they seem easier to secure to your hair than regular straws…heck I don’t know I never tried the regular straws. I’ll be adding these to my wish list and when finances permit, I’ll be trying these bad boys out. By the way, did you know that the straw set was invented by teenagers??