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MissDixie
May 9th, 2013, 03:07 PM
I posted about this before in the past. However, I never ordered any. Now I plan on actually buying some and I'm overwhelmed. Which matterial is better plastic, wood or steel? Who has the best prices?

Licia
May 9th, 2013, 03:41 PM
I'm a great fan of EduardHairsticks (http://www.etsy.com/shop/EaduardHairsticks).
I personally prefer the acrylic ones (also because of the beautiful colours!). And they are quite cheap :)

MissDixie
May 9th, 2013, 04:03 PM
What would you recommend as far as size goes? I have BSL hair and its fine

shutterpillar
May 9th, 2013, 04:07 PM
5 or 6 inch should be good for you right now, MissDixie. :)

I second Eaduard Hairsticks.

Long_hair_bear
May 9th, 2013, 04:21 PM
I'm a great fan of EduardHairsticks (http://www.etsy.com/shop/EaduardHairsticks).
I personally prefer the acrylic ones (also because of the beautiful colours!). And they are quite cheap :)

I'm with Licia, especially if you're on a budget! And they're waterproof!

If you're looking for lovely, reasonably priced topped wood ones, Aliarose is awesome and VERY customizeable!

melusine963
May 9th, 2013, 04:25 PM
What would you recommend as far as size goes? I have BSL hair and its fine

I would practice making a bun with a pencil. That way you'll see what size is right for you. I think the recommended size is for the hairstick to poke out about an inch from either side of your bun.

ETA: I have TBL thin-ish hair, and all I need is a 5 inch stick.

kdaniels8811
May 9th, 2013, 05:23 PM
Check out the swap board, I will be posting some inexpensive ones...

trolleypup
May 9th, 2013, 05:53 PM
(Mostly never mind, because most people can't just wander out their front door to a store that has about 50 different kinds of chopsticks) Children's sized chopsticks are a good way of checking what size works for you. :rolleyes:

Find something the right size and shape to check what fits and works for you.

From there, you can branch out to different materials and styles and decoration. Warning: what usually happens next is a frenzy of buying the next perfect hairtoy. Followed in a while by finding a few that work that you end up using most of the time.

I probably have 20-30 sticks of varying materials and styles...but what I virtually always use is a short hollow stainless steel chopstick.

MissDixie
May 9th, 2013, 07:24 PM
Check out the swap board, I will be posting some inexpensive ones...


Okay, I will keep an eye out!!
I'm from Northeast Ohio! I just had to point that out lol I got excited when I seen where you're from :)

MissDixie
May 9th, 2013, 07:29 PM
(Mostly never mind, because most people can't just wander out their front door to a store that has about 50 different kinds of chopsticks) Children's sized chopsticks are a good way of checking what size works for you. :rolleyes:

Find something the right size and shape to check what fits and works for you.

From there, you can branch out to different materials and styles and decoration. Warning: what usually happens next is a frenzy of buying the next perfect hairtoy. Followed in a while by finding a few that work that you end up using most of the time.

I probably have 20-30 sticks of varying materials and styles...but what I virtually always use is a short hollow stainless steel chopstick.

After I posted I thought to myself I should have added stores! I checked a store today but they didn't have any. I'll have to keep searching! Please tell me which stores you find yours

lunalocks
May 9th, 2013, 09:11 PM
I started out with bamboo knitting needles.

jlb
May 9th, 2013, 10:46 PM
I've bought way more that I like to admit to. But the acrylic ones seem to work the best for me. I love ketylos but my favorites lately are coming from the etsy vendor HairSticksNMore. Among my most resent purchases from him are a pair of these acrylic water sticks in the blue topaz water.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/125616999/acrylic-water-hair-sticks-6-inches-long?ref=shop_home_feat

trolleypup
May 9th, 2013, 10:49 PM
After I posted I thought to myself I should have added stores! I checked a store today but they didn't have any. I'll have to keep searching! Please tell me which stores you find yours
For the stainless chopsticks, Garrett Wade (http://www.garrettwade.com/) (mostly tools). Most of the rest are brick and mortar local stores. The never used fancy sticks are from sites that are listed in the hairtoy directory (in other words, I don't remember which ones they are).

Natalia
May 9th, 2013, 11:17 PM
Im an acrylic girl myself 6 1/4 inches is my favorite though i do have some longer.

spirals
May 10th, 2013, 02:22 AM
The only ones I own are actual chopsticks, trimmed, sanded, and painted by my mommy. I can't convince her to open an etsy shop, even though people ask me about them frequently.

Licia
May 10th, 2013, 02:28 AM
What would you recommend as far as size goes? I have BSL hair and its fine

5 inch should be just fine!
But like the others said, you could just try using a pencil or a chopstick to see what size you prefer.

MegaMystery
May 10th, 2013, 04:16 AM
I'm a fan of HairSticksNMore (http://www.etsy.com/shop/HairSticksNMore?ref=seller_info) as well. I have 3 pairs of hairsticks from his shop, and they are all very nice, pretty and easy to use. My hair is APL (not sure about the thickness, I think II with M hair, but I don't know as I didn't measure it or anything) and I use 5 inch sticks now, but I'm moving up to 5.5 inch to accommodate for future growth :).
These are the sticks I have from his store:
Hair sticks with gold swirls and flakes (https://www.etsy.com/transaction/114370844)
Hair sticks using teal, turquoise, blue, green and white swirls .357 (https://www.etsy.com/transaction/114370843)
Hair sticks confetti theme (https://www.etsy.com/transaction/114370842)

I'm planning on ordering more from him (he also has some nice forks/wooden sticks now) in the near future :)

Lady Neeva
May 10th, 2013, 08:19 PM
http://www.crystalmood.com

BlazingHeart
May 11th, 2013, 11:48 PM
Depends on what you want out of them. For my money, there is nothing like the look and feel of natural wood. I prefer forks to sticks (if you want to give them a shot, jeterforks on etsy is a great first fork, and good to ask questions or request customs). My most used sticks are a pair of wood Pacific Merchantile sticks. Of all my toys, the go to, everyday piece is a very plain MairzyDozy copper fork. It just goes up so quick and easy, and holds so very well.

Chromis
May 12th, 2013, 05:56 AM
For inexpensive hairsticks, my favourite shop is QueCraft on Etsy. (My all time favourite sticks are from Timberstone Turnings, but that might be jumping in the deep end!)

Also, if you have Nordstroms near you, the magical Ficcare Maximas can be found there which I like even better than my sticks and forks.