Sunday, March 24, 2013
Chenille Stems versus Fuzzy Sticks for Spiral Curls
Apparently, using these chenille stems are the best way to get spiral sets on long locks. There are youtube videos on various ways to roll your locks on these. These chenille stems/pipe cleaners/fuzzy sticks can be used similar to flexi-rods or "Lock Loops" or "Soft Spikes." Please see my separate blog article on these other lock styling tools.
The pipe cleaners are soft enough to sleep in, and if you get the color matching your hair color, you may be able to incorporate them into a hairstyle to be worn out. Long locks can easily hide these stems while wearing them in a bob set.
Another blogger has a detailed article about how she used the pipe cleaners to curl her twisted hair at http://thehodgepodgefiles.blogspot.com/2011/10/pipe-cleaner-curls-on-mini-twists.html
She mentions using pipe cleaners to curl loose natural hair is NOT a good idea.