How to do a straw set on natural hair

10 Jul

How to look like this in one night

My red hair-continuation


Things you need for a straw set on natural hair:

You’ll Need




Setting Lotion

1 Package of Straws

1 package of Bobby Pins 

Wide Tooth Comb


The first step in doing a straw set for black hair should be to thoroughly clean your hair before the actual straw set process. Because black hair is fragile, you should make sure that you are using the best shampoo possible for your hair type.


For this straw set, and for basic everyday use, any basic conditioner will do the trick. Using the right conditioner is not nearly as important as using the correct type of shampoo for black hair. *DO NOT DRY YOUR HAIR AFTER YOU CONDITION IT!


After your hair has been washed and conditioned, you will need to use a light moisturizer. Put a little bit of your favorite moisturizer in your hands and run it through your hair. Make sure to moisturizer your scalp as well. I used motions, oil moisturizer deep penetrating silk protein conditioner. It’s like a two in one (conditioner and treatment)


Spray your hair lightly with a couple of bursts of setting lotion. Remember, the more setting lotion you use the tighter the set, and vice-versa.


Take your wide-tooth comb and VERY GENTLY arrange your hair in a way that makes it easy to manage. Make sure that it mirrors the way that you want your spiral curls to fall when you are done. *A wide-tooth comb should always be used on black hair. Use narrow tooth combs for parting your hair only.

My hair divided into four sections



Grab a straw and about an inch-width of hair and wrap it around the straw in a spiral fashion. Roll the hair up into a tight spiral, then pin it with the bobby pins. Complete this step until you are finished with your entire head. This takes a more than a little bit of time, so you will want to get comfortable. For maximum health of black hair, you should allow your hair to air dry. For a more polished look, you can let your hair dry underneath the hair dryer – if this method is used, make sure to utilize a small but adequate amount of thermal hair protector in step three. When you are completely finished you will have a head full of beautify curls.

How to roll the straws


I found it particularly useful to divided you hair in four lines then put straws on each line. Take your time so as not to get tired. I did this myself.

My fully done straw set

You can place a net over your head and sleep. it may a little uncomfortable depending on the tightness of the straws with the bobby pins.For the longest lasting curls and it also depends on your hair type and strength.

After one night only these are the results.

After one night

You can spray some hair sheen after removing the straws and bobby pins. Then open up the curls. This is the amazing result.

My straw curls opened up


Good luck with your straw curl set.




5 Responses to “How to do a straw set on natural hair”

  1. carole July 14, 2011 at 8:57 am #

    you did it all by yourself…the straw looks really great especially with the hair color

    • miriamwanda July 14, 2011 at 9:04 am #

      Thanks Carole, it’s easy once you get used to putting straws. Thanks for your comment, have a lovely day.

  2. Laura March 6, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    This is great, i love the natural red head look.

    • miriamwanda March 6, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

      Thanks, was a bold move for me. Thanks again for reading my post. Keep reading. 🙂

  3. Whitney's Receipts June 27, 2013 at 4:30 am #

    That color is gorgeous.

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