We’re always on the hunt for a product that will smooth down our edges.
While we’re able to find plenty of edge control gels, wax, and paste at our local beauty supply store, they rarely perform the way we want them to. Many of the products vow to keep our hair in place all day, but in actuality, they don’t.
What’s worse than their mediocre hold, is the greasy residue they tend to leave behind that makes it impossible to achieve sleek tendrils. Until recently, our search for an edge control with super staying power seemed like a never-ending pursuit. But when beauty babe Kahlana Barfield, posed the burning question “what’s the best edge control?” to Instagram, our quest came to an abrupt halt.
The post amassed close to 1500 comments and we combed through them all because inquiring minds want to know. Here we’ve compiled a list of the best edge control products according to Instagram. Check them out!
Style Factor Edge Booster
A water-based pomade enhanced with argan oil that provides a non-greasy pliable hold.
She Is Bomb Collection Fast Drying Edge Control
An edge control created for relaxed and curly hair.
Mizani Edge Taming Gel
A dry finish edge gel created for all textures.
Mielle Organics Honey and Ginger Edge Gel
This edge gel is ideal for straight and natural hair and features organic ingredients that deliver a flexible hold.
The Mane Choice Laid Back Effortlessly Edge Control
This edge control vows to bring edges back to life with biotin, vitamin E, castor oil, and avocado oil while providing a superior hold shine.
Luster Pink Edge Control
A non-greasy and non-flaking edge gel that's ideal for long-lasting hold and sheen.
Lotta Body Control Me Edge Control
A coconut and shea oil infused edge gel that promises to leave edges with a super hold and shine.
Kera Care Edge Tamer
A non-greasy edge tamer that boast to lay down wavy hair without reversion.
Aveda Control Paste
An ylang-ylang, sage, clove, and plant essence scented control paste formulated for a medium hold and a matte finish.
Design Essential Sleek Edge Control Max Hold
A flake-free, water-based gel designed to give coarse textures maximum hold.
EBIN 48 Hour Edge Control
An edge control for natural hair an extreme hold.
Eco Olive Gel
An olive oil based gel designed to regulate moisture, provide UV protection, and a maximum hold.
Got 2 B Ultra Glued Invincible Styling Gel
A high-tech styling gel that provides a glue-like hold to ensure your strands stay put.