There is something about having laid edges that adds an air of sophistication and sleekness to certain hair styles. But a good edge control product can be hard to find. Either they just don’t work or they leave the hair flaky and dry. In case you needed some help with deciding on one to try, here are some of the most popular edge tamers for natural hair.
Eco Styler Olive Oil or Argan Oil Styling Gel With a hold level of 10, the highest hold level, EcoStyler is an all purpose gel that you can count on for all day hold. No wonder this gel has been a natural hair staple for quite a while. Unless it is applied in excess, this gel won’t cake up or flake. Since it is alcohol-free, it will not dry the hair either. For around $4, you can get a 32oz tub that will last a long time.
Design Essentials Honey and Sage Edge Tamer This clear formula edge tamer contains honey and Shea butter, providing sheen and softness but not slacking on frizz-free hold. Although it is water-based, it doesn’t cause reversion for natural hair textures.
Creme of Nature with Argan Oil Perfect Edges. Keeps edges smooth and shiny, and works for natural hair. This is a medium hold edge control product keeps frizzy edges at bay without hardening or flaking.
Amla Legend Treasured Temple Edge Tamer This lightweight pomade works on fine or thick hair. It’s infused with India Amla oil, which can stimulate blood circulation and hair growth. Perfect for your tender edges. This produce has medium hold, and like most pomades, it can be refreshed by just adding a little water.
EDEN BodyWorks Coconut Shea Edge Control Glaze This gel provides a firm, manageable hold along the hairline. Blended with Coconut Oil and Shea Butter, this formula will not dry hair out. The lightweight formula means no flaking, no stickiness, no buildup, and no greasy feel.
Curls Curl Control Paste Whether in the passion fruit or blueberry variety, this product provides frizz free hold and shine. It doesn’t flake, and both varieties smell amazing. It is water-based so it can cause reversion on blown out or heat-styled hair.
KeraCare Edge Tamer This non-greasy, flake-free and colorless formula gives a lasting hold. Designed for natural hair, it helps prevent reverting and leaves a silky-smooth finish.
Dr. Miracle Edge Holding Gel This clear edge gel has a soft hold, so it works best with softer natural hair textures. The formula contains jojoba oil and wheat protein for shine and condition.
Mizani Edge Taming Gel. This non-greasy, flake-free formula contains anti-breakage ceramides, which is a plus for any product designed for your edges. It works great for natural hair because it is not water-based, so no worries about reversion. It’s kinda pricey at $14, but a little goes a long way.
As you can see, there are several edge tamers on the market now at all price points, and they are even better than before. Whether you are looking for major hold or something more flexible, the options are pretty much endless when it comes to edge control. Have you tried any of our top 10 edge tamers? Did I miss your favorite edge control product?