When it comes to achieving sleek braids all the time, laying your edges can make a significant difference. Whether you're rocking box braids, cornrows, or twists, your edges can elevate your look to a whole new level. We'll walk you through the steps to flawlessly lay your edges with braids, ensuring you achieve the perfect results every time.
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
Before you begin, make sure you have the following supplies handy:
- Strong Hold - Thick Edges - Edge Control
- Edge control brush
- Satin scarf or durag
- Hairpins (optional)
- Silk or satin pillowcase (for overnight maintenance)
Step 2: Prepare Your Hair
Depending on your braided hairstyle, your hair may fall in your face. Pull your braids away from your hairline using section clips or scrunchies. This allows you to see your edges so you know exactly what you're working with. Then, spot clean your hairline to remove any previous edge control that was there. As well as sweat or excess product that is sitting there.
Step 3: Apply Edge Control Product
Using the Strong Hold - Thick Edges - Edge Control, take a small amount and apply it along your edges. A little goes a long way, so start with a pea-sized amount and add more if needed. Not only will the edge control lay your edges, it will moisturize, thicken and strengthen your edges. Your hair will be nourished so you can avoid breakage. Our edge control is formulated free of parabens and drying alcohol that cause more harm than good to your scalp.
Step 4: Brush and Shape
With the edge control in place, use Edge control brush to gently shape your edges. Start creating C or S curls along the hairline as you swoop the hair. To get the best results, start from the hairline then work your way outwards to frame your face. Use small and controlled strokes to create the sleek curls.
Step 5: Secure with a Satin Scarf
To set your edges in place, tie a satin scarf or durag around your edges. This will help to hold the style into place to maintain the sleekness of your edges while the product dries and sets. Leave the scarf on for about 10-15 minutes as you get ready.
Step 7: Style your braids
While you're waiting for your edges to set, you can easily style your braids. You experiment with updo styles such as ponytails, half up/half downs or buns. With these styles, your laid edges will enhance the overall look of your hairstyle. These styles are quick to do and will not take more than 15 minutes.
Step 6: Remove the Scarf and Finishing Touches
After allowing the edge control to set, carefully remove the satin scarf or durag. Now you have beautiful laid and defined edges that have a strong hold and are almost irremovable. No need to worry about flaking at the end of the day as the edge control does not cause white flakes or residue.
You'll be able to achieve flawlessly laid edges that complement your braided look. Remember, practice makes perfect, so don't be discouraged if it takes a few tries to master this technique. With time, you'll be able to effortlessly create polished edges that enhance your overall style.