Your Stray Hairs Are No Match For These 12 Edge-Control Products
For many Black women, no hairstyle is complete without a little edge control — that goes for box braids, cornrows, ponytails, and every hairstyle in between. Edge controls are normally used to add extra hold to a given style and stop any stray baby hairs from frizzing up and preventing the style from looking sleek. But like anything else, all products are not created equal, and while there are tons of baby-hair-taming options on the market, not all of them provide as much of a quality hold as some others do.
To relieve you of the stress of having to test them all out on your own, we rounded up a few of the most beloved edge-control products you should be shopping right now. Read ahead to check them out.
Creme of Nature With Argan Oil Perfect Edges
Creme of Nature @ith Argan Oil Perfect Edges ($5) is a favorite among many naturals because of its ability to keep your edges in place using its nonflaky, residue-free formula that's great for all sorts of sleek updos.
Mielle Organics Honey & Ginger Edge Gel
Honey may be a callout ingredient in Mielle Organics Honey & Ginger Edge Gel ($12), but don't let that confuse you. The gel itself uses a nonsticky formula that still manages to tame edges and stray hairs without the slick feel.
Eco Style Professional Olive Styling Gel
The Eco Style Professional Olive Styling Gel ($3) is a staple in many a hair-care routine. The alcohol-free formula limits frizz and keeps hair in place without leaving traces of harmful chemicals and flakes on your hair.
The Doux Swag Goo Edge Control Gel
Honestly, who wouldn't want to use a product with the term "swag goo" in the name? The Doux Swag Goo Edge Control Gel ($13) was formulated by two professional hairstylists, and it includes ingredients like coconut oil and castor oil that moisturize and strengthen the hair while providing a strong, all-day hold.
The Mane Choice Growth-Stimulating Edge Control
The Mane Choice Growth-Stimulating Edge Control ($10) doesn't just keep your edges laid. The product also stimulates hair growth and promotes retention.