The Tapioca Hairstick specifically suits the longest and thickest of hair types. It’s large upper body and long length allows it to support and hold a lot of hair. The indentation at the top of the hair stick is designed to hook and help secure hair in place. Available in sustainably sourced Teak and Rosewood. All of our accessories are hand carved from waste offcuts left over from plantations in Indonesia. No one piece is ever the same. Your Tapioca hair stick arrives in fully recyclable packaging with a fabric sleeve to protect it whilst traveling.
Suited For Your Hair Type? | The Tapioca hair stick specifically suits the longest and thickest of hair types. It’s large upper body and long length allows it to support and hold a lot of hair. The indentation at the top of the hair stick is designed to hook and help secure hair in place. Each wood variation will compliment individual hair colours, either by choosing a wood type with opposing tones or similar ones. See our tutorials page for ideas.
Benefits of Wood? | Wooden combs and accessories help to reduce anti static, breakage and damage to hair, unlike plastic and metal. The porous nature of wood absorbs and redistributes your natural oils and maintains healthy hair continuously through your wash cycle. Wooden tips also gently massage your skin, stimulating blood flow which over time promotes hair growth. View our shop here to explore our whole collection.
Dimensions | Length x 19cm | Width x 3cm | Depth x 2cm
Craftsmanship | All our collections are uniquely designed, inspired by local flora and fauna in Indonesia. The process from rough-cut waste to hand-polished combs and forks are made by our artisans in Indonesia, creating truly one-of-a-kind pieces everytime. They are unique from the details in their shape and in the grains of the wood. All of our accessories are hand carved from waste offcuts left over from plantations in Indonesia.
Inspired by Nature | The design is based on the leaves and branches of the cassava plant, from which tapioca is derived. Cassava is a staple root vegetable in many South American and South Asian countries, including Indonesia. The roots can be used to manufacture many biodegradable products, and its resin has been found to be a viable plastic substitute that is renewable, reusable, recyclable and sustainable.
Recyclable Packaging | Your piece will arrive in a fully recyclable mailer bag with a recyclable box and protective fabric sleeve to keep it safe when traveling. The box is handmade from papaya fruit pulp and vegetable inks. Once used, you can place it in the food compost.
Avoid contact with water and using with wet hair.
Avoid heavy sideways pressure.
Every 6 months gently rub a cloth with olive oil to keep them in a good condition.
Keep scratch free whilst travelling using the fabric pouch.
Your Environmental Impact? | 1% of this sale goes directly towards supporting grass roots NGOs and nonprofits working on climate solutions, natural energy, education, activism, biodiversity via our partnership with 1% for the Planet. Your accessory also supports local artisans, paid on a living wage in Indonesia. This product is biodegradable, including fully recyclable packaging. We are now a 'Climate Positive' company, so all your shipping is offset via our carbon offset
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 Teak Root
The heartwood of teak (the centre of the tree) is a brownish red in colour, and it’s sapwood (the outer part) is a pale yellowish brown. Native to South East Asia it is valued for its durability and as such is in high demand for boat building, construction, and furniture. This has led to overexploitation, however, there has been a recent rise in the number of sustainable teak plantations throughout the seasonally dry tropics. Scientific name: Tectona grandis