I’ve long been on a search for the perfect edge control. I first tried with Dr. Miracle’s Style Edge Holding Gel, but soon stopped using it after realizing that it only held my edges down for about 10 minutes. I didn’t try any other edge controls because I was sure that nothing would be strong enough for my natural and curly hair.
However, while looking on online, I saw many girls talk about the merits of Murray’s Edge Wax Extreme Hold
. I was intrigued, but didn’t want to spend money on it only to find out that it didn’t work. A couple of months later, I decided to take the plunge. I ordered the edge wax from Amazon and hoped for the best.
When the package came, I excitedly tore into it. The first I noticed – the hard consistency. This is not an edge control, this is an edge WAX. It’s hard to the touch, and you have to press into the wax to get some product onto your finger. You can see my fingerprint in it below:
The first time I used it, I used way too much. I globbed the product onto my edges, and didn’t work it through properly. I loved the way my hair looked though. While the edge wax does loosen a bit through the day, your edges will stay maintained for the whole day. Plus, we are in the midst of a very humid summer, and I am a sweaty beast (haha)
The next day, I noticed chunks of something in my hair, and I initially thought I had dandruff. I then quickly remembered the edge control from the previous day, and washed my hair to get the chunks out. Going forward, I’ll use less of the product, and rinse/wash my edges every other day.
Today, I decided to take the advice of a random girl on twitter and wet my edges before I put my edge wax on them. Big mistake. The wax didn’t take, and I had to wait for my edges to dry before trying again. I think due to the fact that this is a wax instead of a gel or pomade, water won’t help.
Also, make sure to buy the EXTREME HOLD
version. Not the regular one.
So in conclusion:
1. Layer on bit by bit instead of putting a bunch on.
2. Comb/wash your hair out after using the wax.
3. Don’t wet your edges before use.
Do you have a go-to edge control? Comment below!