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The Taro

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The Taro hair stick echos the form of traditional hairpins in its design. It combines dark, reddish rosewood with golden tamarind, and is large enough to hold and support thick, thick heavy hair. It’s a classic, stylish hair stick and a popular favorite.

The Taro Hair Stick | The Taro combines a dark, reddish rosewood with a golden Tamarind inlay down the middle. No piece is ever the same, they are unique each time from their shape to the grains in the wood. All of our hair sticks are hand carved from sustainably sourced root wood left over from plantations in Indonesia. Your Taro hair stick will arrive in recycled packaging with a protective fabric sleeve to keep it safe whilst traveling. 

Dimensions | Length x 17cm | Width x 4cm | Depth x 2cm

Suited For Your Hair Type? | The Taro is a classic style and a popular favorite. Its able to hold up thick, heavy and long hair as well as being able to support thinner hair types in a stylish updo. These hair sticks are incredibly easy to use, and they help to reduce breakage and damage to hair, as well as holding in your hairs natural oils. Visit our shop to see our whole collection as we have something to suit every style.

Inspired By Nature | The Taro design is drawn directly from the organic shape of the giant taro leaves which are native to Southern India and South East Asia. It is grown primarily for its root vegetable, and edible leaves. It is believed to be on of the earliest cultivated plants.

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

300 lbs

Oxygen Generated Per Year for

12 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

The Taro 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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