There’s nothing that will ruin a hairstyle quicker than puffy edges. Elements that cause reversion, including water, perspiration, and humidity, may seem out of your control, and they are. This homecoming season, you may fall susceptible to all of the above, but that doesn’t mean that your hairline has to suffer. You can maintain smooth edges no matter the climate (parties included), with the help of a few hair essentials.
To prevent frizz from ruining your fun, we’ve created a fool-proof survival guide for keeping your edges intact. Below, find the editor-approved edge control products you need to add to your arsenal.
Sea Breeze Astringent
Before applying an edge control formula, dab a mild astringent around the perimeter of your hairline to remove dirt and oil. This will prevent reversion and help keep your edges laid longer.
Photo: Sally Beauty
Mielle Organics Honey & Ginger Edge Gel
Edge control is essential for smooth edges, but not every formula works the same. To keep your edges soft and not crunchy, apply this styling gel with a flexible hold.
Baby Tress Edge Brush
Ditch your toothbrush for this innovative 3-in-1 tool designed exclusively for your edges. It features everything you need for detailing your hairline, including a comb, boar bristle brush, and pointed tip for creating swoops and swirls.
Photo: Babhy Tress
Got 2 B Glue Blasting Freeze Spray
The secret to freezing your edges in place is to spritz your hairline with a flexible holding spray after you've brushed them into your desired design with an edge brush.
Photo: Ulta Beauty
Annie Deluxe Wrap Scarf
After you've applied your edge control products, wrap your hair in a satin or silk scarf to set the style.