Five top tips for laying your edges

Sleek edges
Sleek edges

Step 1 – Style your hair 

Most people find it easier to style their edges once they’ve decided on how to wear their hair. So, whether you’re rocking a high bun, cornrows or cut, style your hair first, then lay your edges. 

Step 2 – Choose your gel wisely 

We all have our favourite product. But, for long-lasting hold, use gel. The best ones contain moisturising and protective ingredients such as coconut oil, keratin or vitamin E. These help to nourish and strengthen your hair while keeping it laid. Be sure to choose a gel that will work for your hair type.

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Step 3 – Use the right tools for the job 

Because baby hairs are fine and wispy, use a brush that will give you more control. Use a toothbrush, slim edge or an eyebrow brush to lay them down or create a swirl. 

Step 4 – Use just enough gel 

Applying too much gel will make your hair too gooey to work with, and then take ages to dry. Rather use just enough to cover your edges. Thereafter, slick your hair with your brush and smooth with your fingers. But, the technique may take some practice. Once done, add a little oil to prevent flaking, and keep your hair protected.

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Step 5 – Wrap them up 

Wrap your edges with a silk scarf until the gel dries. Doing so will keep them stretched as they dry. This means that they’ll be super sleek once you remove the wrap!

Try these products for laid edges:

  • Mizani Edge Taming Gel R200
  • Revlon Realistic Black Seed Strenghthening Edge Control Gel R89,99
  • Palmer’s Super Control Gel For Edges R94,95
  • ORS Olive Oil Taming Gel R89,99