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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Smoother Edges with Eco Styler Gel
You may have looked at the picture above and said: "DUH," but you have to realize I haven't owned a brush since 2010 lol. I tossed out my brush because my edges were thinning at the time and I was all about putting a stop to the thinning. My edges bounced back but since then I mostly relied on moisturizer and tying my edges with my scarf when I wanted to smooth out my hair. Last year I gave ORS Edge Control a try but it was much too thick for me. It was battle just getting the product out of the tiny jar. I also tried out CC's Natural Lavender Flaxseed Gel and while it left my hair soft, it didn't have enough hold.
I haven't been getting the results I want so last week I hopped on over to CVS and grabbed a jar of Eco Styler Gel ($1.99) and the softest brush I could find (it's by Conair, $4.99). The brush is not as soft as I would like it to be and in hindsight I should have bought a baby brush for the extra soft bristles but it'll do. I'll be watching my edges like. a. hawk. for any thinning though.
I'm happy my new combo has produced. My edges are smooth but I'm most happy that the fly-aways are controlled... especially since: (1) I've decided to extended my stretch beyond my normal timeframe and my edges get so frizzy when I stretch my relaxers, and (2) summer heat makes my edges dance to the beat of their own drum.