Repeat after me…
No baby hair shall ever go untamed.
So how do you rock yours or do you even bother laying down those wayward wisps? For those of you who don’t know, no style is considered finished until said wispy hairs resting along your hairline are firmly held in place in a cute slayed-to-Gods-style.
Edge control products abound, I’m putting on my first-person hat and stepping from behind the editor’s desk to let you know which one’s did and didn’t work on my naturally worn 4C hair for one reason or another. From those that flaked, left white residue, didn’t tame my edges through humidity, simply oiled my edges, maybe this list will help you on your journey to baby hair nirvana.
Note for all: I applied each of these edge control products with an extra firm toothbrush.
The name alone caught my attention….Instant Control Maximum Hold by Mae, so I gave this a shot because my fully grown edges revert in an instant and in all honesty, it’s been a struggle. This slick-proven, super concentrated formula did hold my baby hair in place, but not long after using it I started to see white residue. And even though I tried to work with this product by gently clearing away the white residue, it got to be too much, and so the search continued. What I did like is that I didn’t have to tie my hair down to get it to hold and it didn’t melt throughout the day.
I had such high hopes Curls Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste since the product benefits of able to slick down unruly edges, tame frizz, out of control curls, and add amazing sheen all in one step seemed to speaking directly to me. I was sadly mistaken. Perhaps it was the sweet smell of the formula that also blinded me. With the first application my heart raced with excitement because finally, finally I have found something that will work. I was so wrong. As I moved from section to section brushing this paste in, completed sections were already reverting back. Maybe it’s the shea butter? My type of coarse hair was no match for this edge control product…my search continued.
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