Every edge tamer is NOT created equal. Some hold, some flake, some turn white and others… Well, they FAIL. But over the course of the past few years, products have really improved, taking the consumers needs into consideration. I have 4 top favorites that I will always keep on hand – whether at home or in the salon.
Curls Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste
Curls Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste was the very first product I found and loved during my initial search for an edge tamer. It gives a brilliant shine, conditions, and holds without turning white or flaking. It controls and tames edges without drying them out or causing breakage. Did I mention it smells like candy! It can be purchased by clicking here: Curls Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste or at your local Target, Sally Beauty and specialty natural hair beauty supply.
Hicks Total Transformations Hicks Edges I was introduced to this product by a client who had coarser, unruly edges. She mentioned it was the only product she’d come across that would hold and lay her edges as she so desired. I later ran passed it while attending a hair show a few years ago, and the rest was history. I love it so much that I order in bulk from the website, mainly because I use it on every client who sits in my chair. You can visit the website to order or order it here: Hicks Total Transformations Hicks Edges. Price can range from $12.99 – $17.99.
KeraCare Edge Tamer
I was short on supplies one day and was in desperate search of an edge tamer to hold me over until I could get a new shipment. I went to my local professional beauty supply and stumbled luckily across this miracle in a jar. It has an amazing hold! It adds a brilliant shine, long lasting and doesn’t turn white or flakes. It lays edges like they’re relaxed. It can be found at your local beauty supply or by clicking here: KeraCare Edge Tamer. Priced between $8.99 – $19.99.
This product is one that adds shine and doesn’t flake. EDEN BodyWorks Coconut Shea Control Edge Gel is an emollient rich fizz-fighting formulation to eliminate unruly hair. It provides a firm, manageable hold along the hairline and/or hair shaft to preserve desired styles. Blended with Coconut Oil and Shea Butter, this formula will not dry hair out. Use Control Glaze Edge Gel to lay down edges along the hairline and to preserve curly textured styles. It can be found at your local beauty supply or by clicking here: EDEN BodyWorks Coconut Shea Control Edge Gel. Priced at $8.99
style created using Hicks Total Transformations Hicks Edges
Tips to using edge tamers
* To minimize chances of white residue, avoid excessive use of oils, greases or butters on edges.
* Edge tamers can be used to polish flat twists and braids. Lightly line tamer along the parts and proceed to twist. This will reduce frizz and give a more professional look.
* For coarser textures, apply edge tamer and tie down for 10 – 15 minutes for an extra sleek look.
Here’s a list of each Edge Tamers described above. Click on the name to learn more:
* Curls Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste