best edge controls for natural hair

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With a change in the season comes a need for new products to handle the Fall and Winter hair. I know during these times while protective styling, I just want my style to look fresh, natural and on fleek! Even after weeks of wear and a tear a good edge control can help turn your protective style, your messed up style, and your go to style into an amazing hair day (at least for selfie purposes).

As a naturalista with type 4 hair I know all too often the mess it can be to grab up my baby hairs and keep them laid. They will behave for the first hour of the day and then its down hill from there. The products listed below are the best edge controls for natural hair in regards to ingredients and keeping those edges laid for more than five minutes (even us type of beauties!).

Top 10 Best Edge Controls For Natural Hair

1. Mielle Organics Honey & Ginger Edge Gel (use code TRESSES at checkout for an extra discount)

Ingredients: Water, Ceteareth-25, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Aloe Vera*, Honey*, Lavender Wax, Rice Bran Wax, Octyldodeceth-20, Oleth-2, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ginger Oil*, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Essential Oil Blend.

edge_gel_1024x10242. Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Paste

Ingredients: Water, Ceteareth-25, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Vegetable Glycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Keratin, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Silk Amino Acids, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Jojoba Esters, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Blue 1, Red 33


3. Design Essentials Honey & Shea Edge Tamer

Ingredients: Water (Agua), Ceteareth-25, Glycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Methyl Gluceth-10, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance (Parfum), Honey, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Peptide Solution


4. Eco Styler Olive Oil Styling Gel

Ingredients: WATER (AQUA), carbomer, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, PVP, glycerin, triethanolamine, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, polysorbate 20, Tetrasodium Edta, Olive Oil, fragrance, Blue #1, Yellow #11


5. Creme Of Nature “Perfect Edges” With Argan Oil

Ingredients: Water, Ceteareth-25, Propylene Glycol, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glycerin, OIeth-20, PEG-25 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polysorbate 60, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Keratin Amino Acids, Parfum (Fragrance), Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 17200 (Red 33).


6. Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Edge Control

Ingredients: Water, Ceteareth 25, PEG 7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Propylene Glycol, PEG 7 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Olive), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, D Limonene, Eugenol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Lilial, Linalool, Methyl Ionone, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin


7. Dr. Miracle’s Edge Holding  Gel

Ingredients: water, ceteareth 25, sorbitol, oleath-10, PEG 25 hydrogenerated castor oil, paraffinum liquidum (mineral oil), aloe barbabadenesis (aloe extract), jojoba (buxus chinensis) oil, mel (honey), hydrolyzed wheat protein, propylene glycol, methylparaben, diazodinyl urea, fragrance, benzyl benzoate, citral, citronellol, d-limonine, geraniol, hexyl cinnamic aldehyde, lanalool


8. Mizani Edge Taming Gel

Ingredients: Aqua / Water, Ceteareth-25, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glycerin, Propy Lene Glycol, PEG-40 Hy Drogenated Castor Oil, Parfum / Fragrance, PH Enoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Argania Spinosa Oil / Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil / Sunflower Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil / Jojoba Seed Oil, Tocoph Eryl Acetate, EthyL Hexylglycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Methy Lisothiazolinone, Alph Aisomethy Ionone, Coumarin, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Geraniol, 2-Oleamido-1, 3-Octadecanediol, Limonene.


9. Curls Passion Fruit Control Paste

Ingredients: Water, ceteareth, PEG, glyceryl cocoate, glycerin, isostearyl, isostearate, peg hydrogenated castor oil, shea butter, mango seed butter, jojoba oil, vitamine E oil, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, passion fruit oil, evening primerose oil, hydroxypropyltrinonium, phenoxyethannol, fragrance.


10. Amla Legend Treasured Temple Edge Tamer

Ingredients: Water , Ceteareth 25 , PEG 7 , Glyceryl Cocoate , Glycerin , Propylene Glycol , Fragrance , PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil , Phenoxyethanol , Sorbic Acid , Ethylhexylglycerin , Benzyl Salicylate , Benzyl Alcohol , Hexyl Cinnamal , Methylisothiazolinone , Limonene , Yellow 5CI 19140 , Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract , Red 4CI 14700 , F.I.L. D163552/1


Have you used any of these edge controls to tame your edges? What were your thoughts? Share them with us below!

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5 Responses to Top 10 Best Edge Controls For Natural Hair

  1. I’ve tried the Curls Passion Fruit Control Paste on my 4C edges and I can say that if you apply it aster styling and tie down you hair before you get read and hit the streets it will give a great hold for most of the day.

  2. Olive oil leaves behind. White paste. It’s the only one that can do a fairly good job for me. Creme of nature doesn’t hold at all for me. Same with eco style play n stay. I’m out of options already!

  3. I have used Organics edge control but it’s not effective at all. I bought it in Shoprite mall so I doubt if it’s fake. It’s so hard and when I apply to hair, it doesn’t hold it at all

  4. My hair so thick and dry especially the ends I been going natural for three years o have allot of gray what can I use on my hair to make it manageable and it want stay straight for long