Hair sticks are tapered or non-tapered sticks two to 12 inches in length used for holding elaborate hairstyles in place. They are made of various materials such as wood, bamboo, plastic, stone, bone, ivory, glass, and synthetic materials. They can be plain or elaborately designed with beads, gemstones, ornaments, and carvings. They are available in different styles and designs.
Hair sticks have been around for centuries. They were popularly worn by Japanese and Chinese women in the past. They were also used in the court of Louis XIV in France. They became popular in the west in the 1920s when all things oriental were the rage.
Types of Hair Sticks
Kinds of Hair Sticks include the following:
Single hair sticks
Single hair sticks are used for binding the entire hair.
They are tricky to use.
The hair is twisted around the stick before it is reinserted to keep the hair in place.
Double-pronged hair sticks
Double-pronged hair sticks consist of two sticks.
They are difficult to master.
They can hold more hair.
They form a cross or an “X” at the back of the head.
Choosing Hair Sticks (Buying tips)
Form: Choose curved hair sticks for easy use. They are also the easiest to master.