There’s one rule of thumb for edge control products. Don’t assume they’re created equally. Like moisturizers, edge control products are formulated for specific textures and perform differently on every hair type. I’ve tried dozens of pomades and hair gels on my kinky curly tendrils, and almost all of them proved to be inadequate for smoothing out my 4C hairline without reversion. But through trial and error, I found a few gems that get the tough job done.
Seeing as though we’re entering peak poof season, I thought I would share my favorite solutions for molding my crown. If you know me, then you know that I keep my baby hair in formation and it’s all thanks to five special formulas that I hold near and dear to my heart. To see the products that lay my edges like magic, check out the round-up below.
Miss Jessie’s Hold Me Down Edge Gel
I’m committed to this edge control for a few reasons. First, it has an incredible scent that lingers all day. Secondly, it’s formulated with coconut and argan oil which helps to nourish brittle 4C hair.
Ebin 24 Hour Edge Tamer
If I had to pick one edge control out of the bunch, it would be this all natural 24 hour edge tamer. What’s really great about this product is that it’s super absorbent and doesn’t leave behind that greasy residue that leads to reversion.
Black women have been using this edge tamer for generations. It provides the tact you need for artfully carving out your edges and keeping them in place.
Lottabody Control Me Edge Gel Black
This tinted edge gel may be the best thing that’s ever happened to my thin but healthy edges. It’s made from coconut and shea oils that leave my hair hydrated and temporary color that makes my hair appear fuller.
Design Essentials Sleek Edge Control
I can’t bring you a round-up of the best edge control for 4C hair without mentioning this firm hold gel that gives me the sleekest edges. It take’s my strands from eek to chic with a single swipe.