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Nieve
March 10th, 2018, 04:17 PM
hi all, i'm recently new to using hair sticks on my hip/tailbone length hair and i only have one. i apologise if this is a dumb question but, something has occured to me! i was always told that using hair ties with a metal bit holding the band together was super damaging for your hair. so i was wondering, is my metal hair stick damaging? although, it doesn't tug on my hair or make it full of knots. but i'm worried about it now! just incase it is, i have ordered a wooden hair fork and will give that a go once it comes :)

thanks in advance!

(here is the photo of the hair stick in my hair for reference) :)
https://i.gyazo.com/c62c5a081e6b5fc6f51f351365697cdf.jpg

cjk
March 10th, 2018, 04:34 PM
The metal ends are damaging because they are sharp and break the hair.

I believe a metal hair stick, if not rough, should present no problems. It's not the metal, it's the surface finishing.

Sarahlabyrinth
March 10th, 2018, 05:11 PM
As long as they are nicely smooth and no roughness or sharp edges, they are fine. Where did you get that lovely hair stick?

lapushka
March 10th, 2018, 05:16 PM
No it's not a problem.

The reason the metal bits on the elastics are problematic is because often hair got caught between the metal and the elastic, breaking it, getting stuck there.

If the stick is smooth, then no problem.

I use aluminum and titanium steel sticks all the time, and no issues whatsoever!

Freckled.Thing
March 10th, 2018, 07:29 PM
I actually think metal sticks are probably the best! I've had some really pretty wooden sticks that unfortunately cracked and developed sharp bits. As long as a stick doesn't have any rough bits or parts that catch on your hair it's all good.

DweamGoiL
March 10th, 2018, 07:41 PM
I'm thinking it's something like this (https://www.amazon.com/STAR-TOP-Chinese-Chopsticks-Crystal-Rhinestone/dp/B01HLBRU62/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1520732362&sr=8-13&keywords=flower+hair+stick)? If it is, what others have said is right. It's not the metal, it's the rough texture/design.

Sarahlabyrinth
March 10th, 2018, 08:21 PM
I'm thinking it's something like this (https://www.amazon.com/STAR-TOP-Chinese-Chopsticks-Crystal-Rhinestone/dp/B01HLBRU62/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1520732362&sr=8-13&keywords=flower+hair+stick)? If it is, what others have said is right. It's not the metal, it's the rough texture/design.

Thanks, WD! :)

Nieve
March 11th, 2018, 06:19 AM
As long as they are nicely smooth and no roughness or sharp edges, they are fine. Where did you get that lovely hair stick?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B014S61RGC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 is where i got it from!

Nieve
March 11th, 2018, 06:20 AM
thank you everyone for the replies, i really do appreciate it!

enting
March 11th, 2018, 07:28 AM
I bought one similar to this recently. Once I receive it I'll see how the texture plays with my hair. I suspect that the raised design on the stick would damage some people's hair and not others. As mentioned above it also probably depends on how rough the raised bits are. If they are rough I'd guess that one could paint it over with a layer of clear lacquer and make it non damaging.

CindyOfTheOaks
March 11th, 2018, 02:16 PM
I have a bunch of sticks that are textured like that...I like the way they hold.
Haven't headr a hair pop/snap yet putting them in.


edited to fix my spelling

fhairyqueen
March 11th, 2018, 03:21 PM
Does anyone know how long your hair nears to be at a minimal length to use a hair stick like this? My hair is almost APL so I didn’t know if I can even attempt these yet TIA

spirals
March 11th, 2018, 03:37 PM
My stainless chopstick is my least damaging hair toy. The end is really rounded.

lapushka
March 11th, 2018, 03:57 PM
Does anyone know how long your hair nears to be at a minimal length to use a hair stick like this? My hair is almost APL so I didn’t know if I can even attempt these yet TIA

How thick is your hair? i, ii or iii? With iii hair my hair was hip before I could comfortably bun (LWB, lazy wrap bun). Even for ii hair, I think you might need a bit more length than APL.

enting
March 11th, 2018, 04:48 PM
Even with iii hair, one could probably use a stick in a half up (or quarter up) at APL :flower:

Sarahlabyrinth
March 11th, 2018, 06:21 PM
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B014S61RGC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 is where i got it from!

Thank you Nieve :D