Tamed edges is pretty much a requirement for me. I very rarely leave the house without laying my edges. It doesn’t matter if I’m rocking a protective style or an old wash and go. I always neaten up those hairs that grace the front of my face.
Hair product manufacturers know just how much us ladies like to smooth our edges – especially those of us with natural hair. That’s why they’ve come out with so many products to get the job done. These products are called everything from edge control gel, edge tamer, edge wax, perfect edges and more.
I admittedly like a number of edge control products. Currently, there are 3 that I use: Curls Blueberry Control Control Paste, Aunt Jackie’s Tame My Edges Smoothing Gel and Mielle Organics Honey & Ginger Edge Gel. If you prefer to just purchase an edge taming product, I highly recommend these three for fine hair:
Edge control products definitely exist in abundance but what happens when you run out of your favorite edge tamer and don’t have time to get to the store to scoop up a new jar? I’ve got you covered.
Not only do I enjoy giving my edge taming products a rest from time to time, I like to use a combination of two products that help me achieve a flexible hold that lasts throughout the day. These two products are gel and shea butter (or mango butter).
When used along gel can definitely hold your edges down but it can also cause that part of your hair to feel hard or dry. To combat the dryness and hardness that can occur with gel, an all natural butter like shea or mango butter can be used with it.
In the video tutorial below, I share how I achieve smooth edges that retain my natural curl with a flexible hold. I achieve no breakage whatsoever.