Ive been thrown off lately by the amount of clients that come in with a messy bun or slicked ponytail. Not because a messy bun or ponytail aren't cute but because when asked “what’s in your hair,” the response is “edge control.” 

Find out why my #1 question to clients is, "Whats in your hair?"

One of the main reasons I ask clients this question is because I want no surprises at the bowl products like wax, grease, heavy oil and EDGE CONTROL leave film on the hair. Not just any film but a thick film that shampoo once the hair has been wet cannot penetrate and more importantly make for uneven hair color or cellophanes. 

Another reason this is not good for the client or their hair is these products especially edge control require a dry shampoo. What is a dry shampoo you may be asking, well its when your stylist has to put shampoo in your hair before wetting it to STRIP your hair of whatever product you have in it along with all your natural oils. The hair is left extremely dry after this process and a deep conditioning is required after such a treatment. 

So what can you use? If wax, grease or edge control are out of the question. My suggestions depending on the texture of the hair are gel, or a light hair spray and tying the ponytail down just as you would your wrap or curled style. These products rinse clear with water requiring no dry shampoo, if your concerned with drying due to gel or hairspray thats no problem. You’ll want to put about a quarter size amount of conditioner on the hair before gel and if using hair spray use a light oil before spraying hair. 

Really quick before we get into my suggestions, I know what you ladies are thinking I’m a hairstylist for crying out loud I get paid to know what women are thinking. You’re saying “wait why can I use it on my edges but not my whole head?” Here’s why first when creating those sexy angelic baby hairs you generally wash your face and remove it having to reapply the next day. Secondly the edges can be scrubbed a little harder and easier than scrubbing the entire head of hair you have because edge control was used as a palmade. 

Here are products that I retail and recommend to my clients.

Joico Moisture recovery conditioner which is a light weight super rich conditioner 

Marine botanicals, Sea Kelp, Brown Algae and essential minerals restore the hydrolipidic barrier and prevent dehydration in this exceptionally nourishing formula.

Coupled with Eco Style gel I love them all but my fave is the clear 

EcoStyler ® Hair Styling Gel, our flagship line, is the first-to-market alcohol-free hair styling product.
With 8 varieties, we can offer the largest choice of hair styling gels under one brand in the market today.

Vonte Silk Control Hair Spray 

Vonté Silk Control Spray gives a sophisticated blend of softer, more flexible feel with all day hold. A fast drying spray for super hair sculpting and styling versatility with unmatched shine.

Coupled with It’s a 10 Miracle Oil Plus Keratin the oil is light and a little bit goes a long way so you’ll get your moneys worth from this purchase but it add a shine to the hair.

It's a 10 Miracle Oil Plus Keratin delivers amazing results for those needing extra restoration to their hair. When used prior to, or just after styling, It's a 10 Miracle Oil Plus Keratin delivers brilliant, outstanding shine and beauty. The Miracle Oil is a lightweight, non greasy way to reap numerous benefits of keratin protein in combination with its other natural nutrients. With just a few drops you can de-frizz, protect color, heal hair and even protect against heat damage, all while adding instant shine.

Of course is you already have products similar to these totally use those there’s no need to be a product junkie! I love advising on hair, hair health and all things hair so be sure to leave comments is you have any questions or would like for me to review a particular product. And, ladies please don't forget Edge Control is just that edge control. 


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