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Bocote Tapered Hairsticks or Shawl Sticks

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Description

Offered for sale is one pair of Exotic Bocote hairsticks or shawl sticks.

As with most of my sticks, I like to let the grain decorate them. These are made from exotic Bocote. The grain really stands out in this wood and makes some very impressive sticks! The contrast between light and dark is very pronounced. These are 6 inches long. They are round - about 1/4 inch wide on the blunt end.

With these sticks, I used a belt sander to make the shape and then I sanded till they were very smooth then finished by hand using different grades of sandpaper. I finished with clear enamel and almond oil polish. This helps the sticks to have a nice mellow satiny gloss, and be water resistant. These sticks are made freehand so each is slightly different and there are small imperfections. However, they are nicely smooth.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(83)
Reviewed by Irene Scarpati
5 out of 5 stars
Sep 23, 2017
I love how the deep grooves hold my hair in place. Beautiful hairpiece.
Madrone wood hair or shawl stick

Reviewed by Que Tran
5 out of 5 stars
Aug 29, 2017
I love my hairstick, it's very smooth and pretty!
Locust Wood Ribbon Hairstick

Reviewed by nekosan
Buyer photo nekosan, who reviewed this item with the Etsy app for iPhone.
5 out of 5 stars
Aug 5, 2016
Nice and simple! Beautifully smooth finish. Securely packed, arrived quickly. Love them!
Amber Topped Oval Hair or Shawl Sticks

Reviewed by annitacal
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 15, 2016
Light and comfortable to use, I like to use only one stick, but these are too thin to hold a bun by their own, I don't mind using both though, they are beautiful.
Fun Painted Straight Hairsticks or Shawl Sticks

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~~DirectPay - credit card, debit card, or Etsy Gift Card

~~ I do not except paper checks or money orders.

~~ The 'other' option is for special orders.

Returns & exchanges

~~All sales are final.

~~Please Note: While every effort is made to ensure the photo's are as close to the actual color as possible, due to differences in monitor resolutions and color settings, colors are not guaranteed to be exact and should only be used as a reference. I will not refund on bases of color.

~~A limited warranty. Breakage is unlikely, however, if a stick(s) breaks within one week of purchase, with clear pictures of the broken stick(s), I will cheerfully exchange it for another of like size and shape. I won't exchange the stick(s) if I determine that the stick was used in a manner inconsistent to it's intended use. I cannot guarantee the same color or type of wood. If you should need to exchange a broken stick(s), please contact me via conversations me and we can discuss it.

Shipping policies

~NOTE~ I receive orders on Friday and usually ship the same day...

~~ I ship USPS first-class domestic mail for the US. Internationally, I ship packages by First-Class Package International.

~~ I will happily ship straight to a giftee and will include a personal note as requested, just leave me the info in the note to seller at checkout.

While packages generally arrive MUCH sooner than specified, I allow the post office up to 2 weeks for Domestic delivery & up to 4-5 weeks for International delivery before resending/refunding for non delivery.

Please remember that shipping around any holiday can be very unpredictable and Priority Upgrades are recommended to ensure faster delivery times!

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~NOTE~ I receive orders on Friday and usually ship the same day...

~~ I ship USPS first-class domestic mail for the US. Internationally, I ship packages by First-Class Package International.

~~ I will happily ship straight to a giftee and will include a personal note as requested, just leave me the info in the note to seller at checkout.

While packages generally arrive MUCH sooner than specified, I allow the post office up to 2 weeks for Domestic delivery & up to 4-5 weeks for International delivery before resending/refunding for non delivery.

Please remember that shipping around any holiday can be very unpredictable and Priority Upgrades are recommended to ensure faster delivery times!

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Additional policies

*NOTE* I no longer eccept custom orders.

How To Use a Hairstick

Some have told me they don't know how to use a hairstick. Here is a description of how to use a hairstick.

First off, they work best on styles in which hair is twisted gathered or rolled.

This is how I do mine and it works the best for me.

Grab the hair with your hand in a pony tail at the back of your head. Twist the hair tightly in a counter clockwise direction. Get it as tight as possible. Make a loop (not a bun) on top and make sure the loose end is under the loop, then:

Grip the stick at its blunt end.

Insert the stick so that the tip and end are pointing to the top of your head, the opposite angle of their final position. Instead of sticking the stick into the twist, barely catch the roll or coil so that it collects about a 1-inch section of hair. Push the stick until the tip protrudes at least a fingertip in length.

Lift the stick like a lever, catching some scalp hair as you rotate it 180 degrees from the insertion point. Hook a small amount of the hair that's pulled flat against the head while pushing the stick through the hair and weaving it a little in the bottom twist of the hair near the scalp. {If using a ribbon stick, twist the stick counter clockwise to insert - do not 'push' it in.}

A lot of people tell me that even pens break when they try using them on their hair. Using this method, even those with very long and/or thick hair shouldn't have problems with any sticks breaking because there is not a lot of pressure on the sticks.

That is about it; insert a second stick if desired either in the same position or cross it under the first. Adding the second stick tightens the sticks and helps them hold the hair in place.

There are many variations and styles. One favorite of mine is to French braid my hair and then put the sticks in.

It does take practice to learn your hair and what works for you - the way to learn is practice, practice, practice! It took me quite some time to learn to keep my hair up and the sticks in. However, it is worth it in the end. Now even if I forget my sticks, I know I can use almost anything to hold my hair up.
*NOTE* I no longer eccept custom orders.

How To Use a Hairstick

Some have told me they don't know how to use a hairstick. Here is a description of how to use a hairstick.

First off, they work best on styles in which hair is twisted gathered or rolled.

This is how I do mine and it works the best for me.

Grab the hair with your hand in a pony tail at the back of your head. Twist the hair tightly in a counter clockwise direction. Get it as tight as possible. Make a loop (not a bun) on top and make sure the loose end is under the loop, then:

Grip the stick at its blunt end.

Insert the stick so that the tip and end are pointing to the top of your head, the opposite angle of their final position. Instead of sticking the stick into the twist, barely catch the roll or coil so that it collects about a 1-inch section of hair. Push the stick until the tip protrudes at least a fingertip in length.

Lift the stick like a lever, catching some scalp hair as you rotate it 180 degrees from the insertion point. Hook a small amount of the hair that's pulled flat against the head while pushing the stick through the hair and weaving it a little in the bottom twist of the hair near the scalp. {If using a ribbon stick, twist the stick counter clockwise to insert - do not 'push' it in.}

A lot of people tell me that even pens break when they try using them on their hair. Using this method, even those with very long and/or thick hair shouldn't have problems with any sticks breaking because there is not a lot of pressure on the sticks.

That is about it; insert a second stick if desired either in the same position or cross it under the first. Adding the second stick tightens the sticks and helps them hold the hair in place.

There are many variations and styles. One favorite of mine is to French braid my hair and then put the sticks in.

It does take practice to learn your hair and what works for you - the way to learn is practice, practice, practice! It took me quite some time to learn to keep my hair up and the sticks in. However, it is worth it in the end. Now even if I forget my sticks, I know I can use almost anything to hold my hair up.

Bocote Tapered Hairsticks or Shawl Sticks

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: bocote wood, clear enamel, almond oil polish
  • Feedback: 83 reviews
  • Favorited by: 18 people
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