15 Of The Best Edge Control Products for Natural Hair

best edge control products for natural hair

Some experiences are universal.

Anyone with natural hair has experienced the agony of taking the time to lay your edges to perfection, for moments later, to have them frizz up and disappear like a puff of smoke.

Well, I’m putting my foot down and saying no more!

I want your edges to hold you down like a supportive boyfriend.

And so, I’ve called in the reinforcements. I’ve tapped my favorite naturalistas and influencers, as well as scoured the internet to bring you 15 of the best edge control products for natural hair.

In no particular order….

Let’s begin with the Founder and Editor of Textured Talk and SEO Queen Charlene McCraney.

She recommends our number 1 and 2 best edge control products on the list.

#1 Creme of Nature Argan Oil Perfect Edges 

Creme of Nature Argan Oil Perfect Edges
Source: House Of Beauty World

Here’s what they claim:

  • Firm, Long-lasting hold for stubborn edges
  • Non-flaking, residue-free formula
  • Infused with Argan Oil for Exotic Shine
  • Non-running formula, perfect for daily use

Pick it up on Amazon or in store at Sally Beauty Supply.

#2 Mielle Organics Rosemary Mint Strengthening Edge Gel

Mielle Organics Rosemary Mint Strengthening Edge Gel
Source: Mielle Organics website

Here’s what they claim:

  • Provides intense shine and hydration
  • Supports healthy edge growth
  • Infused with biotin to encourage growth

Pick it up at Target or the Mielle Organics website.

I have to mention that we have a second and third on the recommendation of the Mielle Organics Rosemary Mint Strengthening Edge Gel. Nessa from @Leaveit2nessa on IG and Youtube knows that she can count on it to keep those baby hairs in place for a long time.

Nessa from @leaveit2nessa in Instagram
Source: Nessa from @leaveit2nessa on IG
Nessa from @leaveit2nessa in Instagram
Source: Nessa from @leaveit2nessa on IG

And Angelina Davis, natural hair and clean beauty blogger @curlyplayground can’t recommend this product enough. She says:

I have coily and kinky type 4 curls that require a bit of weight and hold power to lay down my edges.  I’m also a clean beauty enthusiast, so I am always hunting for a natural and safe option for my hair care needs. My favorite edge control product is the Mielle Rosemary Mint Strengthening Hair Gel. This nourishing formulation offers a strong but flexible hold to prevent dryness, breakage, and hair loss. It doesn’t flake or give your hair a pasty look, plus it lasts all day. It also offers the bonus of being one of the cleaner options on the market. It’s a win all the way around!

Angelina from @curlyplaground on IG
Angelina Davis @curlyplaground on Instagram
Source: Angelina Davis @curlyplaground on IG

Jewel from @styleoptimist loves number three on the list TGIN Edge control TGIN Smooth & Hold

#3 TGIN Edge control TGIN Smooth & Hold

TGIN Edge control TGIN Smooth & Hold
Source: Amazon website

Here’s what they claim:

  • Great for natural & relaxed hair
  • Leaves your hair richer and darker with no split ends
  • Treats dandruff and dry scalp which promotes hair growth and decreases hair loss.

Pick this up at Walmart , Amazon or at your local drugstore.

Youtuber OnlyOneJess gave the Arcani Coil Care Long Lasting Edge Control a try for the #rubchallenge. She was impressed by the staying power and recommends it.

#4 Arcani Coil Care Long Lasting Edge Control

Arcani Coil Care Long Lasting Edge Control
Source: Arcani Website

Here’s what they claim:

  • Water based
  • Works on natural and relaxed hair
  • The hold lasts 3 to 5 days before needed to reapply!
  • NO flakes – NO residue – NO greasy feeling

Pick it up on their website https://www.arcanicoilcare.com

Halfrican Beaute on Youtube put four different edge control products to the test and the Style Factor Edge Booster came out as the clear winner.

#5 Style Factor Edge Booster

Style Edge Booster Edge Control
Source: Amazon website

Here’s what they claim:

  • Made with natural argan oil
  • Absorbs quickly with no oily residue
  • Nourishes and hydrates while providing a strong and pliable hold
  • Water soluble and non-greasy

Pick this up on Amazon

Hazel Goddess on Youtube gave Edge Fixer endorsed by the baby hair princess herself Saweetie a try and it passed the wear test.

#6 Edge Fixer

Source: Kiss Colors website

Here’s what they claim:

  • Available in 12 premium scents
  • Absolutely no flaking or white residue
  • 24 hour maximum hold
  • Non-greasy water-based formula that is easy for styling but sets like glue 
  • Available in a travel-size 30mL and 100mL 

Pick this up at Amazon or on the Kiss Colors website

Youtuber AmbitionWrites put 12 different edge controls head to head for a grueling wear test. Her top four recommendations give us our numbers 7-10 on this list.

#7 Mixed Chicks Slick Styling Tamer

Mixed Chicks Slick Styling Tamer
Source: Mixed Chicks website

Here’s what they claim:

  • Sleek styling for sophisticated buns, ponytails, up-dos, faux hawks and more!
  • Non-greasy formula delivers a long-lasting firm-hold
  • Tames unruly flyaways without flaking, build-up, and sticky residue. 

Pick it up on Amazon or on the Mixed Chicks website

#8 Kaleidoscope Miracle Edges

Source: House of Beauty World website

Here’s what they claim:

  • Extreme long-lasting hold
  • Deeply moisturizing
  • Non-flaky
  • Perfect for all hair types

Pick it up on  Amazon or at Target

#9 Mielle Honey & Ginger

Mielle Honey & Ginger
Source: Mielle Organics website

Here’s what they claim:

  • Made with Organic Honey and Ginger
  • Doesn’t leave residue
  • Flexible hold
  • Lightweight

Pick it up at Sally Beauty or on the Mielle Organics website

#10 Ebin 24hr Edge Tamer

Ebin 24hr Edge Tamer
Source: EBIN New York website

Here’s what they claim:

  • Extra Mega Hold
  • No Flaking or White Residue
  • Long Lasting
  • Humidity-resistant
  • Not Oily
  • Pleasant Scent

Pick it up on Amazon or on the EBIN New York website

Youtuber Natasia Lin reviewed 2 black owned edge controls and gave I am BLESSED hand Edge Control two thumbs up.

#11 I Am BLESSED Hand Edge Control

I am BLESSED hand Edge Control
Source: ginsbeauty.com

Here’s what they claim:

  • Works on all textures of hair
  • Great smell
  • Non greasy
  • Perfect strong hold *Guaranteed 24 hr. hold

Pick it up on the IBHhairproducts website

The last four edge control picks come from Youtuber Janae Mason. She loves a good edge comtrol and has tried a lot of them. She ranks her faves from lightest to strongest hold in this video.

#12 ORS Smooth Edges

ORS Smooth Edges
Source: Amazon website

Here’s what they claim:

  • Keeps Wavy, Curly, Kinky Edges Smooth,
  • No Flaking, Alcohol Or Build-Up,
  • With Pequi Oil For Smoothing,
  • Long-Lasting Hold

Pick it up on Amazon or Walmart

#13 The Mane Choice Growth Stimulating Edge Control

The Mane Choice Growth Stimulating Edge Control
Source: House of Beauty World website

Here’s what they claim:

  • Keeps edges straight
  • Does not revert natural hair
  • Supreme hold and superior shine 

Pick it up at Amazon or the The Mane Choice website

#14 Inspire by Made Beautiful Curly Temple Balm

Inspire by Made Beautiful Curly Temple Balm
Source: Amazon website

Here’s what they claim:

Pick it up at Walmart or Amazon

  • Contains a blend of shea butter, honey, and coconut oil
  • Smoothes and moisturizes precious edges
  • Eliminate frizzies
  • Medium hold

#15 Design Essentials Honey and Shea Edge Tamer

Design Essentials Honey and Shea Edge Tamer
Source: Ulta website

Here’s what they claim:

  • Non-greasy formula
  • Infused with moisturizing honey and shea butter ingredients to provide a fabulous shine without the build-up residue.
  • Delivers a long-lasting firm-hold
  • Securely lays down the hairline and tames unruly flyaways. 

Pick it up at Ulta or Amazon

And there you have it – the best edge controls according to naturalistas and influencers. Did your favorite make the list? Do you see any that you’ve been dying to try?

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Casie Dionne
Casie Dionne

Casie Dionne is a wife, mom and blogger based in New York City. She shares her beauty and natural hair tips, while sharing the lessons she’s learned on her life and love journey on casiedionne.com.

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