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  • Just when I thought I had my house together and could rest, we got another surprise issue.  While we take are of that issue here’s Harper’s updated big girl room.  She graduated from new toddler bed (that she never slept in) to a shinny new daybed. I wanted to maximize her play space and a daybed was the best option. There’s also a trundle underneath so it was perfect while we hosted guests during Thanksgiving. #toddlerroomdecor #bohodecor
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  • The girls are living their best life this week.  They’re little cousin is in town and more on the way. So happy my family is going to be together this Thanksgiving. Get into these leopard jackets. Perfect for this mild weather. #walmartfashion http://liketk.it/2Hl0y #liketkit @liketoknow.it  #ltkfamily #ltkkids 📷 @kaynjames
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Our Favorite Hair Gels & Edge Control

July 11, 2017

We all know that edges ain’t loyal.  I lost all my edges (and more) after I had Harper about a year and a half ago.  You can read about it HERE.  I’m happy to report that my edges have returned *praise break*.  It was a long journey of trying to cover up my bald spots without wearing a wig.  I did try rocking a wig once but I kept moving it around like I was wearing a hat…not a good look when you’re in public.  This year I’m letting it all hang out this summer.  I’ve been weave and braid free for over a month.  I know that doesn’t sound long but with two girls, trying to work out and a busy social calendar, it seems like forever.  Because I’m a lazy naturalista, my go to style is a low or high bun.  I just wash, brush and go.  With that being said, I’ve been going through a lot of gel and edge control.  I thought I would share my favorites.

Starting from the top left:

Cantu’s: edge control is pretty new on the scene and it is awesome.  I use it daily when I’m wearing weaves and braid.  Great long lasting hold.  Definitely a staple at my home. You can find it at Walmart.

Cream of Nature Perfect Edges Black.  This gel has a black tint that helps to feel in thin edges.  Perfect for me since I’m just getting back in the edge game.  It doesn’t have a super hold but I’ve used it on top of some of the other edge controls if I wanted the tint.  If you’re not looking for that hard slick look, this is it.

Curls Passion Fruit Control Paste is a long time fave of mine.  It’s actually my go-to gel to lay down Peyton’s baby hairs.  I love that Curls has a light hold but keeps the texture.  I can use it daily on Peyton with no build up.  I always pick up on my Target runs.

Mielle Organics Edge gel is new bae.  Someone told me a while back to try it and now I’m hooked.  I can slick my edges to the gawds with this gel.  Because I’m slicking all my hair into one ponytail I use quite a bit.  If you want the snatched look, this is the edge control for you.

Africa’s Best Ultra Smooth Edges is great to have on deck.  It has a great hold but it doesn’t last all day.  Perfect if you don’t use a lot of edge control.

Hicks Edges (not pictured) is ole faithful.  I’ve used Hicks for several years.  I remember when my stylist first used Edges on me, I swore she relaxed my edges because they were so straight.  When I hit the bottom of my last jar, I said I wasn’t going to buy any more until I tried some new ones.  I’m glad I did because I wouldn’t be able to share all the other great ones with you.  I will re-up in the near future.

When slicking my entire head of hair into buns I would run through a whole jar of edge control trying to do it.  My wallet won’t allow that so I picked up a few gels that I use to get it done.

Gorilla Snot Gel is a new one for me.  I discovered it when I fell in a natural hair rabbit hole on Instagram.  I saw it at the store and it was only $4 so I decided to try it.  It looks like snot but it’s great for slicking natural hair down.  I used it on Peyton during her gymnastics competition season.  Downside is you have to wash it after unless you’re leaving it slicked. They’re are several different types, I would suggest trying a few since they are only $3 a jar.

La Bella Styling gel is a great alternative to Eco Styler.  I can put this all over my head and get that “wet” laid down look.  It doesn’t flake.  I’m going to try it with a twist out in the near future.  I was able to find this on the shelf at Target for $4.  The jar is HUGE.

That’s my round-up of gels and edge controls.  I’m sure this list will continue to grow as I try more products.  What are you goto gels and edge controls?  Please tell me in the comments so I can try them.

  • Soki
    January 31, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Hey Trina, Thanks a lot for your blogs. I have my two daughters I struggles to maintain their African hair. I spend $ 60 for someone to braid my four years old. I want to stop braiding her hair. Would please send me the instructions on how to use these products as I am not familiar with it please?

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