How do I make edge control, not flake?

How do I make edge control, not flake? This blog is about strategies to prevent your edge control from flaking.

Kathy Zou

7/15/20223 min read

Sleeking down your edges sure gives your hairstyle that perfect finish whether you are wearing braids or decide to put your hair in a ponytail.

When you talk about laying your baby hairs, the first thing that comes to your mind is “Edge Control wax”. You cannot talk about giving your edges a fine finish without using edge controls.

Edge control wax can be the magic that you need to elevate the look of your hairstyles, but you will not achieve that sleek-fine finish if your edge control flakes.

Having flakes around your edges after using edge controls sure defeats the essence of using edge controls in the first place.

If you have experienced flaky edges after using your edge control, you would be curious about how you can make your edge control not flake.

In this article, I would give you strategies to prevent your edge control from flaking.

5 ways to make your edge control not flake

  • Avoid applying too much edge control to your edges

    Using too much edge control wax on your edges is more likely to leave whitish residues on your edges. This whitish residue is what we refer to as flakes or flaky edges.

    The more edge control wax you add to your edges the thicker the consistency and the higher possibility of having white residues around the perimeter of your head.

    You may tend to apply more edge control on your edges when your hair is dry and coarse. To limit your quantity of edge control wax, consider moisturizing your hair before adding edge controls.

  • Cleanse your hair regularly

Having product residues on your edges before adding your edge control can cause your edges to flake. Using edge control wax when you have already added leave-in conditioners, creams, and other hair products to your hair can cause your edge control to flake.

To avoid edge control flakes, consider cleansing your hair or around your edges before applying your edge control wax. You can use a cleansing product if you cannot wash your hair or the hairs around your edges.

  • Work the edge control on your hands first before applying it to your edges

Rubbing your edge control wax on your palms before applying it to your edges can reduce the consistency of the product. It can also make the edge control wax feel lighter, and that way it will likely not leave residues.

Using your fingers to scoop the quantity of edge control that you want to apply will help gauge the quantity unlike when you use your brush.

  • Dab your edges with warm water or essential oils

Having whitish flakes around your head after sleeking down your edges can be embarrassing. If you got a bad edge control wax or made any of the mistakes listed above, then you may need an immediate solution to your flaky edges.

If you suddenly notice that your edge control has caused flakes around your head, you can quickly fix it by dabbing warm water on your edges.

You can dip a dry cloth into warm water and gently dab it on your edges. Avoid scrubbing it, and gently dab the wet towel on your edges without ruining your already made patterns.

If you can’t get warm water easily, you can add oils to your fingers and gently dab them around the areas where you notice the flakes.

  • Use the right edge control wax

Some low-quality edge control wax produces whitish flakes on your edges. The best way to prevent this from happening is by using the right edge control wax on your edges.

There is edge control wax that guarantees no flake and provides and firm hold. If you are not sure about the edge control wax to get, “Erbeste edge control wax hold” is a great choice.

Do you have any ideas about how to make your edge, not flake? Let us know in the comment box below.

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Edge control Pic
edge control wax no flake
edge control wax no flake