Tutorial: How To Lay Your Edges Down Flat [Video]

Warning – She uses a lot of heat. Really 1 or two passes of a flat iron will suffice for most people.

I understand this method does NOT work for everyone. Everyones hair is different. I DO NOT DO THIS TO MY HAIR EVERYDAY THIS IS ONLY DONE ONCE EVERY 2-2 1/2 WEEKS. This is the method that works for me. Most people can apply this method to their hair. I have a sew in right now with my natural edges left out. I do not have a perm.

Hair: velvet outre remi
Products used: Jamaican black castor oil, creme of nature argon oil


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Tricey Monae

Waaaaay to much heat for me

Chevy Genous

I was just about to say the same thing.

Angela Marshall

Exactly! My hair couldn’t take that.

Krystal Monique Williams

Well, of course they’ll lay flat after all that… ๐Ÿ™‚

Kerimah Rogers

Same thing I was thinking. That is too much heat.

Krystal Monique Williams

Right, we all know pressing and flat ironing will lay down your edges, even just pressing w/o oil or edge control. I thought it was something we didn’t know, strictly using edge control. ๐Ÿ™‚

Lia-Rasheedah Henry

Let’s not create tutorials where the person demonstrating does it wrong, she uses way to much heat and then we get a warning telling us not too. E for effort. Looked good in the end, but some people may miss that part about too much heat if they are more visual learners.

Blaque Diamondz

It’s called getting some good gel and setting your edges with a scarf.

Nyala Nan

That method doesnt last for everyone, some people need more manipulation to their resistant edges. I like this tutorial because it is more suitable for blending natural edges with straight weaves.

Knj Jasper

It sure don’t work for me! No matter what I do to my edges they never lay flat

Nat Smith

I guess so after all that frying

Chelsea Lowe

try CoN edge control! it works really well for me

China Rebel Jones

Edge control is enough don’t need to go through all dat.

Tangerine Etienne

Works for me!

Tangerine Etienne

Love me some edge control

Smile Seven

It’s enough for SOME, not all.

Kathy Maragh

Decided to go natural last month.

Serena Chrissette

Enjoy your journey. Exercise patience & YouTube will be a great resource.

Theresa Thomas

Hang in there Kathy Maragh. I started my natural journey in July 2014. I have debated whether or not to return back to my carefree perm days. Well I didn’t and I am learning to appreciate having more money in my pockets. Try not to listen to everyone on YouTube It can be a little over whelming. Learn about your hair try a few products but don’t over indulge. Do not become a product hoarder like myself. Good luck on your natural journey.

Deondra Arms

Naptutal85, natural4cme, mahoganycurls, naturalsisters on youtube

Kathy Maragh

What about wraps for your head Deondra Arms? I need something to cover my head up with on those frustrating hair days. I like sunshine abuwi(I think that’s her name) on you tube, but will def check out the ones you suggested. I’d like wraps with some flavor to them. African material maybe? With summer coming, I want to be prepared. Yikes!!!!

Sakina Pecchillo

This video made me nervous honestly. That’s the method that works for this young lady. More power to her.

Tati Malone

Not trying to assassinate my edges lol

Monique Cleaves

That brush feel goooood Lolol every time she brush her tongue come out Lololol….fyi…use pink lotion and a scarf the night before and no hot comb on relaxed hair! Touch up or go natural

Michelle Neal

Will Pink Lotion work on 4c hair?

Joyce K. Williams

Lol smh #Jam and I’m not talking about MJ

Yolana Green

Too much heat for me. Just use edge control and a silk scarf.

Sheilah Bradshaw

“Edges” gel works just fine.

Latoya Aaliyah Small

I don’t mind heat…4 years natural no heat damage but I never put that much heat to my edges tho and when I have my curls I’ve never needed heat to lay my edges just some good gel or edge control and scarf 10 min or over night

Gigi Robinson

I like wraping my hair with a silk scarf n Carol daughter elixir oil last 4 months

Debbie Rowe

I never got that “lay ur edges” stuff. Not every type of hair can “lay” sleek. Embrace what you have with a good brush!!!!. Sometimes it looks so silly with the “edges” looking like type 3a and the body 4c.

Marie Noriega


Terri Moore

Gorrilla Snot

Amalfi Elizabeth Elibo

I just put some water and leave in conditioner.

Jehni Thomas

Thats a tutorial on how to lose your edges..I cannot..my edges are good

Theresa Thomas

I thought to myself when I saw her using the hot comb and then following it up with a flat iron that she will be doing a follow up video about how to grow back your edges after all that extreme heat. My edges are fine and if they weren’t I definitely would not use this technique it will only make them disappear…..POOF!

Jehni Thomas

So true..hair is delicate when it comes to your edges..I’ve never done that technique in currently using iaso 100% emu oil..can be used on the skin also!

Kerimah Rogers


Tamika Johnson

This is a complex situation because some people who did her method has hair and it keeps growing out fully and others, who it doesn’t apply to. I respect it and support who ever try for this hair preservation movement. 1

Gynise Reese

I can see heat damage

Wendy Jean-Louis

I don’t brush my his at all fearless my edges. I like them wild

Alicia Beckles

Never mix Oil n heat

Jamie Carter-Bailey

Unless you’re about to fry something

Alicia Beckles


Dionna Johnson

Uh duh! We all know a flat iron AND a hot comb will do the job. Post something for natural edges that doesnt require us damaging as well.

Cecilia Carreras

A product called gorilla snot works too.

Adrian Ray

With that much heat I am surprised that she even has any edges!

Ashley Hooks

She doesn’t, look at all that scalp! If she’s still actively “laying” her edges, they’ll be gone in no time

Norbert Swilley

So many women have so much, and now they don’t have any edges!

Carolyn Gilbert

Gorilla snot doesn’t work for all textures. I have a frizzy curly type of her and it doesn’t lay my edges down. Any other suggestions?

Denne'y Blackston

Hicks edges

Carolyn Gilbert

Sound like a plan. Where can you buy it?

Jamie Carter-Bailey

I use eco style olive oil or camille Rose curl maker and a scarf

Carolyn Gilbert

Sounds good. I’m in a small town and I don’t know if they sell these products.

Alexandrya Frazier

Hicks order it from Amazon

Danielle Felix Richardson

You will end up with no edges after while with all the heat manipulation. NO THANKS!

Erica Nicole

Girl bye! Use some Eco styler gel a brush and put a doo rag for 20 min and your done!!

Shana Smith

What’s wrong with her edges on the left side? Why must edges be so slick? Even though I have a relaxer I don’t like for my edges to be bone straight.

Jamie Carter-Bailey

I haven’t used heat in the longest! My regimen, water mixed with camille rose revitalizing hair smoother, CR hair curler a brush and a scarf. That regimen will cause you to have no edges or thin ones.

Roshelle Carree

Of course her edges are layed, that’s because they are dead!! Too much heat!!!! I would lay down too!

Latanya Brailey

YOU, my dear, have me IN TEARS right now!

Roshelle Carree

Girl I’m surprised she still has edges!!

Shalaina Truegogetta Johnson

Too much heat for my natural hair .

Nicky Moody

My edges will never lay down, my coiled hair ain’t havin it!

Tashie Githiaka

Good to see us all helping each other save them edges

Dabney Ross Jones

If my hair doesn’t do this with out products i don’t need to do it.

Knj Jasper

Gel don’t work for everybody! Edge control don’t work for everybody! Flat iron don’t work for everybody and a hot comb don’t work for everybody! Stop the judgment if it works for YOU then do YOU! #ithinkshelooknice!

Trina Smith

People don’t realize that what works for them or what’s best for them isn’t necessarily going to be the same for everyone else.

Farrah Roger

You should never apply oil before heat! You will lock in the heat to your hair strands causing an increase chance of heat damage

Lynnet Ruiz

What’s the point of being natural.. curls passion fruit control paste for me is fine thank you..

Nicole Nicci Nic

Perm them, lol. I’m natural but I perm my edges, sorry but its less trauma than this

La Tesha Muhammad

All the heat and oil is literally FRYING her edges… If she cut that out she would have edges that didn’t require so much!

CaliRhys Jones

Not healthy at all for ur hair

Julissa Oneal

Black ppl have the most to say about hair and edges but barely have any.like damn! Shes showing how she likes it done. Maybe someone else likes her way too!

Melissa Russell

What pisses me off is before the natural movement came about back in the day our mother’s were using straighten combs on our hair and our hair turned out nice. Everyone has a different textures of hair. Do I use a flat iron yes I do, do I have my edges yes indeed but jeez, if that is what works for her then let her be… everyone doesn’t want kinky curly edges, just like some people want straight hair. Everyone has a preference, let’s just be positive because this tutorial may have helped someone who doesn’t know how to lay their edges flat and if It doesn’t work then try another method….not everyone wants a fro…ijs

Trina Smith

I’m all for women embracing themselves and doing what works best for THEM, but this natural stuff is getting on my nerves.

Melissa Russell

I agree totally!

Tanisha Banks

Amen! Couldn’t have said this any better!

Chevy Genous

People are just saying that its too much heat and it is. My mom use to straighten my hair with a hot comb but not with that many passes and def not flat iron afterwards.

Kerimah Rogers

Thank you Trina Smith I agree. I still use a relaxer because that is what works for me and my hair is still HEALTHY!!! But there are some natural hair nazis who will give me grief because I still relax my hair

Mel Matthews

Way to much heat. With all that heat she’s applying her edges will fall out soon. Just a little gel, with some water and a scarf to set for 15-20 mins will do the job.

Patricia Rosa

I don’t mind heat but the hot comb AND then the flat iron is just over kill.

Shawnetta Jones-Mochabella Nursery

That is a lot of heat. I dont use that much in a year. Pass

Monique Swygert Goode


I use coconut oil…hair brush and a silk scarf