Maximum-hold edge control by top haircare brand.
Lays down edges effectively. Don’t need to use a lot. Good for different hair textures. We love the fresh scent. Not flaky, stiff, hard, or sticky. Works best when used with an edge brush or comb.
May not last a full day with some hair types. Not as effective in extreme heat.
Argan oil-based edge control that was created for extra hold.
Long-lasting hold. Great for braids, twists, locs, and eliminating flyaways. Lightweight and provides a nice shine. Pleasant fragrance. Doesn’t run or flake. Best results when used in combination with tie-down method.
Not as effective with very thick hair. Some buildup after repeated use.
Extreme hold version of this classic brand’s edge control pomade.
Moisturizes and doesn’t flake. Leaves hair soft and smooth. Works well for a variety of hairstyles, including braids and twists. Helps smooth frizz and flyaways. Nice smell. On thicker hair, works best with the tie-down method.
Extreme heat may cause product to melt.
Multiple-use edge control formulated to treat damaged hair.
Helps with hairline growth. Light scent. Keeps hair in place without a sticky residue or flaking. Non-greasy hold that smooths frizz and edges. A little goes a long way.
May not adequately hold all hair types.
Vanilla and black castor oil-scented edge control from popular brand.
Contains natural ingredients rosemary, aloe, and honey. Lovely smell that’s not too strong. Smooths edges and doesn’t flake. Not sticky or stiff.
Hold does not last all day.
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