At the top of the year, I wrote a post about giving up on edge control. Laying my edges was a trend that never really resonated with me. Between my hair texture and this summer heat, society would have to deal with my unkempt baby hair. Until now, I never found a product that would successfully lay my hair down without frizzing up. Enter Marshay Nicole’s Edge Control.
Because I’m so active with hair reviews, I decided to give my hair a break by putting it in a protective style. I wanted something quick and easy that would keep my hands out of my hair for about a week or so. I recently saw my good friend Mia rocking an awesome ninja bun, so I contacted her and asked her to replicate the look for me.
Before Mia came over, she asked me to wash and blow-dry my hair. I assumed that this bun would be achieved with your basic Ecostyler gel or Jam. Once Mia arrived, she instructed me to get a hard brush, bobby pins, the hair, and edge control. Because I wasn’t a fan of laid edges, I offered gel instead. Mia explained to me that ecostyler gel wouldn’t give me the sleek updo I was looking for. The minute I’d come in contact with humidity, my hair would frizz up instantly, no matter the amount of gel used in my hair.
I went through my closet to see if I could locate some edge control. Earlier this year I supported a Black-owned, woman-owned, business that made hair care products. I instantly remembered buying the Marshay Nicole Scalp Growth Oil + Serum, and being gifted with edge control. I pulled it out and handed it over to Mia. She proceeded to use only edge control to put my hair up into a high ponytail. Excuse me for being simple-minded, but no gel? I was amazed!
So let’s get into the Marshay Nicole Edge Control ($20.00, www.MarshayNicole.com). I have never experienced my hair so sleekly laid down, ever. My ninja bun was achieve with no lumps, frizz, or stickiness. I was impressed. I was able to successfully rock this style for 5 whole days and that’s only because I’m transitioning to a braided protective style.
I’m not ashamed to say I may have pre-judged the laid edges movement. Once you find the right product, you can easily slick your hair down to achieve any look you want. My new go-to is Marshay Nicole’s Edge Control. If you see me out in these streets with my edges doing the most, just nod and keep on walking!
Marshay Nicole’s Edge Control Gathered And Laid My Edges was originally published on hellobeautiful.com