“Laying your edges”, “taming your hairline”, “slaying your baby hair” whatever phrase you favor, neatening the little hairs around your hairline is the final flourish that finishes off most hairstyles. I remember receiving a comment on a post a few years ago where somebody was complaining about the use of the word ‘edges’ to describe the hairline. The person went in on the English language being ruined etc.
But language is not set in stone, it morphs and changes as the years go by (ever tried reading Shakespearean English?) and phrases and words that were once considered inferior are officially added to dictionaries. This process just happens faster in the digital age that we live in… but I digress.
Avlon is a huge global hair product company that was founded in 1984 by Dr Ali N Syed, a master chemist. It is responsible for some of the best-loved brands in black hair care like Affirm®, FiberGuard®, MoisturColor® and the much loved KeraCare® brand. Avlon is excited to introduce their new product Affirmcare Sensational Edges and yes, you guessed it, the product helps to lay your edges down.
The company has a great philosophy which according to their website:
Seeks to maintain its image of professionalism and innovation, to expand its product lines, and to be recognized as a leader in the markets it serves. It regards hairstylists with the highest respect and constantly seeks successful solutions to their calls for help with assistance from its technologically advanced research center. The company’s goal is to provide the very best products that advanced research and innovative thinking can offer, and always with an eye toward advancing hair technology
It is a lightweight, non-greasy formula that doesn’t flake or harden like other edge products on the market today and it works great for all hair types. It provides long-lasting hold with it’s formula that includes fruit extracts that strengthen the hair which means less breakage for your delicate edges.
They already have a few fans of their pomade including @ashleynwilliams on Instagram who posted the following video:
All of my wash n gos end up in a puff toward the end of the week, when I just want a sleek and simple look, but there are must-haves when it comes to making my puff. First thing’s first, edges need to be LAID???????? and @avlon Sensational Edges gets the job done. ????????♀️ Another must -have is a pick, to heighten my puff and add volume and lastly, big hoop earrings are necessary to complete the look. Use code 15OFFSENEDGE (15% off) when you purchase online at avlon.com #AvlonEducation #AffirmCare #Avlon #SensationalEdges
While for some of us laying our edges is a quick 2-minute job that you can do on autopilot and have the results last all day, for many more of us, it can become a frustrating process that takes more time that it’s worth. This is usually because of a lack of the right information on how to get your edges sleek an easy and frustration free process. I will share with you the 3 most important tips below:
1. Use The Right Product For Your Hair Type
So we’ve all seen it on youtube or on the gram. The girl uses a touch of shea butter* with a squirt of water and effortlessly lays her edges creating pretty swirls that last all day. Yet when you try it, it just doesn’t work. Some of us are simply not able to get away with water and butter method because our hair type is much curlier.
Knowing what works for your hair is the biggest tip that I can give to getting edges that lay perfectly in place. You will be surprised to learn that this does not always include gels, even the super hold kind. This is simply because you are very likely to see residue and/or flakes when reapplying gel to your hairline.
2. Scarf It
This is a point that is glossed over by many women creating tutorial videos for taming edges. If you have a curlier hair texture, your style will need some time to allow it to set before you can unleash your smooth frizz free edges to the world without them instantly reverting. This means that straight after smoothing the product to your edges and brushing them into place, you will have to tie a scarf around your hairline and wait for the product to completely dry and your style to set.
You will be glad to know that this process does not take much time at all. Just 10-15 minutes is all you need. A common way to deal with edge taming in your morning routine is to apply the product to your hairline, brush and tie it down as soon as you wake up, then go about your normal routine, have a shower, have breakfast, put on your makeup etc. When you are ready to leave the house, your edges will be perfectly sleek and ready to face the day.
If you are not a morning person then you can certainly smooth your edges at night before going to bed and when you wake up your polished style will be ready too.
3. Reapply Daily
Another common misconception that may lead to disappointment in those who are not aware, is that edge tamers are not designed to last for days on end. While you may be able to get away with two days, generally you will need to reapply or touch them up daily. This is the reason why gels may not be ideal for everyone as edge tamers. When you apply fresh gel over old gel, the results, more often than not, is residue and flakes.
To avoid this use a product that is non-greasy and does not leave any residue. Another way to mitigate this issue is to use a damp cloth to wipe the old layer of product off your edges before reapplying more product.
With these 3 easy tips, I hope that I have managed to demystify the process of getting perfect edges every time. Check out the new Avlon product Affirmcare Sensational Edges online or at a beauty supply store near you.
For a limited time, you can enjoy a 15% discount when you purchase Sensational Edges online. Use code 15OFFSENEDGE
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