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The Frangipani


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Short Description

The Frangipani is made from tamarind wood with a rosewood inlay to make a sweet and subtle statement, and attract attention in both light and dark locks. It is intended to style best in medium to fine hair types.

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 Frangipani

The Frangipani is inspired directly by the flowers of the same name. Connected to the magnolia family, frangipanis are known for their soft, feminine beauty. In Bali they are known as the “Kamboja” and are often associated with local culture as they are used daily in Balinese Hindu ceremonies and temple offerings.

Hair sticks have been used by civilisations for thousands of years, and are both beautiful and functional. They are easy to use, and also help to reduce hair breakage and damage. The wood also holds the natural oils in your hair, making it a far healthier alternative to plastic clips or elastic bands. Whether you wear it in a loose or firm bun, the Frangipani makes a beautiful touch while holding your hair in place.

The Frangipani is a handcrafted hair stick, carved and finished by traditional woodcarvers in Bali, Indonesia. The wood used to create each piece comes from sustainable sourced reclaimed root wood. Each Frangipani sold plants 1 tree into protected forests in Indonesia.

Your hair stick will arrive in recycled packaging made from papaya pulp, with a protective fabric sleeve to keep it safe when you are not wearing it. If you have not used hair sticks before, we assure you once you have made your personal touch, you won't want to use anything else.

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

100 lbs

Oxygen Generated Per Year for

4 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

Recycled Tamarind Root

Tamarind is a soft wood usually planted for its sweet fruits. The tamarind fruit is popular in eastern cooking, as well as being used in many cosmetic products. It has a very light colour, and red and purple grains sometimes criss-cross its centre. Scientific name: Tamarindus Indica

Frangipani 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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