We are all looking to streamline and shorten our beauty routines, right? The trick is managing that without looking like you’re cutting corners. I recently tried a set of Luxor Pro Style Stix by J&D Beauty. hoping it would trim some minutes from my daily hair regimen.
Basically, Style Stix are long, bendy, foam rods without pins or clasps. You just twist them in your hair and secure them by folding one end over the other. The real draw is that you can even put them in wet hair before blow drying, which combines blow drying and styling into one, easy step. But do they work?
Well, I’d call my results mixed. J&D Beauty claims that with Style Stix, you can “skip the curling iron… and use (them) like rollers to create curls, waves, and lots of volume.” From my experience, that’s a big overstatement. I can’t foresee achieving the smooth volume I get with hot rollers or the defined curl that’s easy with a curling iron. If there’s a shortcut to those kinds of polished results, I haven’t found it.
However, I give Style Stix a big thumbs-up for their ease of use. Seriously, you could probably do it one-handed. And by twisting them into my wet hair before blow drying, I achieved a good bit of volume (certainly more than blow drying alone) and some pretty wave. One warning, though: unlike heated rollers or curling irons, Style Stix aren’t great at smoothing out hair. So if you’re prone to frizz, you should definitely use a good anti-frizz product before rolling and drying.
I might particularly recommend Style Stix for (non-business) travel, ie. a vacation. After all, who wants to spend valuable pool or beach time slaving over her hair? Since Style Stix are incredibly lightweight and don’t require any pins or other hardware, they would travel very well, and because they only cost a few bucks, you can happily toss them into your suitcase along with that extra dental floss. Plus, they can realistically achieve the soft, wavy results that work well during a holiday.
Luxor Pro Style Stix are available in packs of six and in seven different diameters– everything from 1/4 inch for tighter curls to 7/8 inch for loose volume. You can find them at numerous retailers, including Amazon.com.
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