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Any reputable hairstylist will tell you that obsessing over your edges could prove to be detrimental on a few levels. The main reason is because your edges and your nape are very easily the most fragile parts of your hair. This means that constantly manipulating them could lead to breakage; sometimes even hair loss.
But if you must create baby hairs, try to at least keep your edges well-moisturized, use an old toothbrush or soft bristle brush to create them (the less friction that you create in that area, the better) and use an edge control that contains little-to-no alcohol and is strong enough that you won’t have to keep applying more of it throughout the day.
When it comes to that last point, if you’re not sure which edge control would be best, @iamtifffani has a combo that might be just what you’ve been looking for.
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Both of these products, I happen to be very familiar with. Style Factor’s Edge Booster is branded as a pomade that has a firm hold that you can apply on wet or dry hair. And Eco Styler Gel? I can’t think of one Black woman with natural hair who doesn’t have at least one jar of this in her possession. Many of us like it because it can create great wash ‘n gos, reduce frizz and help to protect hair from heat damage.
Anyway, I get why she applies both products because she has type 4 hair (which means it’s extremely curly), so the Eco Styler helps to “set” her hair so that the booster can be applied easier. And she’s not lying — if you use both (especially if your edges are damp), your edges will be laid with barely any flaking too.
So, there you have it — a way to create baby hairs while keeping your edges intact in the process. Be sure to tell @iamtifffani “thank you” in her comment section.