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  • Head over to @supermomculture. I want to help two moms that need a little help during this time. ➡️ @supermomculture
  • My favorite part of Peyton’s bedroom refresh is her art from @sheisthisdesigns! I need to order more for Harper’s room and my new office space. I dreamed of having a room like Peyton’s when I was growing up (sometimes now 😆). She’s also has a closet to die for.  I always tell her if she can’t keep it clean, I’m putting my stuff in there.  We’ll be cleaning that out soon! Paint color is Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore.  More room pics on the blog. Link in profile. #heytrinashome
  • Picture of my girls actually fighting against doing any school work.  This homeschooling thing is a full time job! Mr has locked himself in my old office leaving me to fend for myself. I’ve decided to give the girls and myself grace (and 🍷). Not that I’m letting them win, after hours of going back and fourth I have to know when to call it a day.  One night I was up with Peyton till almost 10 helping her finish her work and I knew this can’t be life.  So we’re working about 2-3 hrs a day on school plus reading.  That’s all i got.  Just praying  she passes 4th grade 😩. How’s it going for you guys? #graceandmercy shirts fine @pintsizefaith
  • Another project under my quarantine belt! Peyton’s pre-tween bedroom refresh is done! It looks so good and matches the vibe of the rest of the house. Peyton wanted to kick the bright pinks to the curb. Now Harper wants her room update 😒. Her only update will be a good cleaning 😩. Spent less than $100. Swipe to see the before that was already cute. Links to everything on the blog (link in profile) #heytrinashome
  • Spring is here but no spring break 😓. Just over here washing my hands, trying to stay positive and plotting where I’m going when this is all over. Homeschool was a fail this week but I did finish my new Supermomculture.com site, set up my new workspace and deep cleaned my kitchen.  Currently happy hour at the crib. Can’t wait to rock this @suakokobetty outfit again.
  • My 2nd quarantine project is complete! So y’all remember that cute office I had.... well Mr stole it a few years ago even though it has pink accents 😒. My pictures are still on the wall an everything.  Since then, my main office has been the kitchen counter with my laptop. How am I supposed to run a multi-thousand dollar business from the counter? Being a blogger is one thing but having a retail business is another beast. I have a computer in my guest room where I package orders but it was on a small writers desk with no room for papers or anything.  It was getting too hectic. So I switched the room around to make more space to fulfill orders and work. I shopped my basement to put it together. I super excited to have a new space where I can leave my papers and planners. My desk is the Linnmon desk from Ikea. I already had 2 of these tables that are on the other side of the printer for @supermomculture orders. PS: while I’m being productive my kids aren’t 🤷🏾‍♀️
  • Trying not to come out of this self quarantine 50lbs heavier.  The girls and I did a 30 min Tabata and they are now doing hip hop routines on YT.  I wrote a post last year sharing my favorite free home workouts.  Visit the blog and search workouts or watch my stories for swipe up.  Doing my best to stay busy and being productive cuz after cleaning my kitchen, I haven’t done anything else 😩. Outfit from @jdowfitness #homeworkouts
  • Speed kitchen deep clean! Taking this time to get my home in order. I used several products including my favorite stainless steel wipes. I used a mixture of warm water and vinegar to clean the floors by hand. There are a lot of ways you can disinfect with what you have at home since everyone finally decided to clean up now. I’m also counting this as my home workout 🏋🏾‍♀️
  • Let’s play a game! Since 2020 is turning out to be the “Ghetto” I want to know what you do that would be considered “Ghetto”. I know we act all bougie on the internets but I know there’s something we do that we know would be frowned upon. Set yourself free and tell me in the comments.  I may pick a winner who makes me clutch my pearls... maybe a @supermomculture tee 🤔. I’ll leave mine in the comments 😆 📷 @kaynjames
  • Channeling my inner Supermom powers during this time to clean this house from top to bottom. I’m starting with a kitchen deep clean. Then it’s on to bathrooms, the girl’s rooms, closets and my workspace.  I’ve ordered Mr to paint the guest room, y’all know how that goes 🙄. It’s the last room in the house that hasn’t been painted. Get ready for a lot of home content since I’m stuck here. Let me know what y’all want to see. #springcleaning #heytrinashome
  • Working for yourself can be overwhelming during tax time.  #AD Instead of being stressed out, I headed to @HRblock to meet with one of their tax experts.  My tax pro Darshna was awesome.  She answered all of my questions and gave me some great tips for my personal and business taxes. I plan to use my refund to invest back into my business (and maybe a few pairs of shoes). Save time with convenient hours and get upfront pricing.  Use code 69539 to save on your tax preparation fees at @hrblock . #betterwithblock
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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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