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The Champaka


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Short Description

The Champaka’s striking horn-like shape is for those with a strong sense of style. It’s best suited to medium and long length hair, and the subtle twist of its body allows it to move fluidly through your hair and hold it securely in place.

Medium Hair Tutorials

Thick and curly hair is easily held up with hair sticks. Just choose the style you fancy from the tutorials below.

About the Champaka

Hair sticks have been used for thousands of years, and are both beautiful and functional. The Champaka was inspired by the decorative shape of the Champaka flower, which is wildly known for its strong fragrant smell (it’s English nickname is “joy perfume flower”).

Available only in bold and beautiful rich rosewood, the design is contemporary and completely unique. Being handmade, no shape or grain is ever the same, it truly is your own! Hair sticks are incredibly easy to use, and also help to reduce breakage and damage to healthy hair. The wood holds the natural oils in your hair making it a much healthier alternative to plastic clips or elastic bands. For further ways to style them, take a look at our inspiration boards below.

The Champaka is a hand crafted hair stick, carved and finished by traditional woodcarvers in Bali, Indonesia. The wood used to create the piece comes from reclaimed roots and each Champaka purchased plants three trees into the national parks in Indonesia. Your hair stick will arrive in recycled packaging with a protective fabric sleeve to keep it safe when you are not wearing it.

Your Environmental Impact?

Planting trees is one of the best ways to fight climate change. Trees not only absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, they also provide a habitat for a diverse range of species in the rainforest.

Trees Planted


CO2 Savings Per Year

150 lbs

Oxygen Generated Per Year for

6 humans

Why roots?

Wood is only a renewable and eco-friendly material if it is consciously sourced. Tropical hardwoods in particular grow very slowly and in low densities, and regenerate poorly after logging. These species are often taken from forests in non-sustainable numbers, and illegal ways.

Searching for a way of sourcing wood sustainably, SAYA Designs came across Made & Ways, sculptors who dig up and recycle root wood from old commercial plantations all across Indonesia. The roots are left behind by loggers harvesting trees on large-scale production sites. They take hundreds of years to decompose and have little value for the soil.

By using this waste material we are having as little impact on the environment as possible.

Recycled Rosewood Root

Rosewood is one of the most popular agroforestry plants in Indonesia. Its high value has encouraged over harvesting, and the natural populations of this tree are facing extinction. Since 1998 the IUCN World Conservation Agency have labeled it a vulnerable species. Scientific name: Dalbergia Latifolia

Champaka Do's and Dont's

  • Keep out of water (and avoid using in wet hair).
  • Keep safe in the fabric wallet when on the move.
  • Avoid heavy sideways pressure as much as possible.
  • Try not to drop on hard surfaces, they are handmade and desire loving care!
  • Enjoy them!

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