5 Best Edge Control Gels for Natural Hair

When giving a style to natural hair, shaping your edges without getting flakes is a different challenge. Laying down those delicate and fine baby hairs around your hairline takes your hairstyle to the next level. It frames your face and adds glory to your style.

Figuring out a good edge control that holds down your edges perfectly is half the challenge of styling your baby hairs. Edge controls don’t have one size fits all for all hair types. Depending on your hair type, you might need to pick what works best for your hair.

You are created uniquely by the creator and your hair too. You and everything in you is beautiful as far as you can see your uniqueness and appreciate it.

Isn’t it amazing no two people (even identical twins) are one and the same? How marvelously creative he is creating every individual that ever lived in this world with unique personalities and beauty. 

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful.

Psalm 139:14

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Given the market is populated with biased ads and hundreds of products all of them claiming they are the best; it is confusing to pick the right one for your hair type. After analyzing customer reviews, reading naturalista blogs, YouTube channels, Social Media, etc., and adding our own personal judgment, we have come up with the following edge control gels that stand out from the crowd. 

How to Apply Edge Control Gel to Your Baby Hair?

According to expert hairstylists, the best Edge Control Gels are the ones with moisturizing ingredients. Moisturizers help prevent flaking, effectively slay your edges, and stick them to a shape you want to achieve.

Applying an edge control gel is a pretty simple process. If you want to achieve a more complex shape, you might need a bit more practice.

  1. First Brush your edges back with a normal hairbrush.
  2. Use the end of a tail comb to take the edges out. If you don’t have baby hairs naturally, comb out the very front and short hairs forward.
  3. Apply a little bit of gel on your fingertips and dip it onto a toothbrush.
  4. Add the gel to your edges with the toothbrush.
  5. Swoop back, swirl, or curve the edges into your preferred shape with your toothbrush.
  6. Tie your hairline with a silk scarf for 10 to 15 minutes. This will help the baby hairs to stay flat.
  7. Carefully remove the scarf.

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