Hair Stylists and salons use edge control to create styling patterns. You can purchase them in a store, but you can also make your own at home. If you haven't used edge control before, it's basically a product that gives your hair definition and grit. It makes it so you don't have to use gel or pomade and can still get your hair to look high-quality.
In this tutorial, we have put together 20 DIY edge control recipes that you can make from the comfort of your home. All the projects are easy to make, you just need to make sure the ingredients are available. Are you ready to make an amazing DIY edge control recipe? Let’s begin!
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1. How To Make Shea Butter Edge Control
If you want your edge to be laid but you're afraid of using edge control products in your hair, this is a great alternative and it's very easy to make.
It is made from a combination of shear butter, oil, and wax and will feel amazing on your hair. The shear butter used can penetrate the hair shaft and protect against breakage. Castor oil is used for promoting hair growth. While the almond wax gives your edges an extra hold.
2. DIY Homemade Edge Control
See here an amazing recipe for homemade edge control! What you need include candelilla wax, olive oil, castor oil, lavender essential oil, rosemary essential oil, airtight container, a heat-safe container, measuring spoon, and lidded pot.
Once you get all the materials, open the airtight container and put 1 tbsp of candelilla oil, 1 tbsp of castor oil, 2 tbsps of olive oil and stir to combine them.
3. DIY Edge Control Recipe
If you're afraid of buying an edge control product from a commercial brand as there are some risks attached to some products that you don't know what it was made of. Why don't you try out these recipes of homemade edge control? It is very easy and cheap. The whole process of this edge control is carried out in the laboratory to ensure the safety of the product.
4. Homemade Edge Control
For this homemade edge control, mix a tablespoon of gelatin powder with a spoon of water and mix it in such a way that there will be no lumps. Pour it into an airtight container and add a little boiling water at a time then mix thoroughly with a mixer and place it inside boiling water. Now, as the gelatin is boiling, mix a leveled teaspoon of xanthan gum and vegetable glycerin.
5. How To Make Edge Control
All you need for this edge control is avocado oil, Jamaican castor oil, lavender oil, raw honey, a small pot, Vegetable glycerin, flaxseed, beeswax, and a small whisk. After getting all this, boil the flaxseed with distilled water on low heat. As the flaxseed is boiling, prepare the gel, avocado oil, honey, and vegetable glycerin in a glass bowl.
6. DIY Edge Control For Curly Hair
The first step you need to take while making a natural edge control is to gather your ingredients. Among the most common ingredients are flaxseed, distilled water, castor oil, and gelatin. For this, start by boiling the flax seeds. With 1 cup of distilled water at low heat. See the link below for the full tutorial.
7. Shea Butter Edge Control
Combine shea butter, almond wax, and castor oil in a heatproof jar. Then boil at low heat, once it all melts, add vitamin E oil as an antioxidant. You can now add fragrance if you like as long as the amount doesn't exceed 1% to make the total weight of the recipes to be 100gram.
8. DIY Lemon Hair Gel
All-natural hair gel is very affordable compared to store-bought gel. Especially this lemon hair gel. It is very simple and cheap. Here are some of the things you need to make; gelatin, water, lemon juice, aloe Vera gel, coconut oil, and some essential oil.
9. Homemade Edge Control Using Organic Ingredients
Check out the organic ingredients used in making an edge control. The ingredients are purely natural and organic; they include organic beeswax, glammed natural oil, castor oil, hair oil, organic shea butter, and organic coconut oil. These are all you need to take control of your edges. Watch the video to learn how to mix these materials with edge control.
10. How To Make Edge Control Easily
If you want to preserve your natural hair growth, this edge control will be the best option for you. It will preserve your hair greatly and it is very easy to make. All you need is glycerin oil, castor oil, flaxseed gel, raw honey, xanthan gum, drops fragrance, jar, and a hand whisk. The first step you need to take after gathering all the materials is to boil the flaxseed gel.
11. DIY Edge Control Homemade
Shear butter, wax, and oil are predominant recipes for any edge control. These three ingredients are peculiar to most of the edge control. The only difference that exists between all the products is the type of wax and oil used. In this homemade edge control, you need beeswax, jojoba oil, essential oil, raw shea butter, and vitamin É oil.
12. DIY Regrowth Edge Control
The reason why the instructor in this video chose brown flaxseed is that it stimulates hair growth and it doesn't cause hair breakage. Other materials needed for the edge control include a small airtight container, pot & boiling water, honey, and castor oil. For this, you don't need a preservative like glycerin, but you have to make a small portion that you can use in a short time.
13. DIY Pomade - Edge Control
The wait is over! The hair pomade/edge control that will put an end to hair breakage and stimulate your edges is here. Here is how to go about it. Place a large beaker on weight and out 9gram of mango butter, 6 grams of beeswax, 9 grams of olive oil, and 6 grams of castor oil. Now, all you need to do is to melt all the ingredients together.
14. How To Make Hair Gel At Home
Do you know you can customize your hair gel? Now, this is time for you to learn how you do that. So that you can spice up your DIY hair gel. All you need is unflavoured gelatin, warm distilled water, and essential oil. Click the link below to learn how the hair gel works.
15. DIY Hair Pomade
For this hair pomade made with roseMary essential oil, you can use soy wax in place of beeswax and it will work just fine. Other materials used are raw honey for extra thickness and shea butter to make it softer and easier to scoop out of the jar. Hair pomades are very simple to make and they add a lot of benefit to your hair growth.
16. How To Make Strong Edge Control
To make this strong edge control, you only need three things, a plastic container/jar, hairstyle gel, and super stiff gel. Put the gels into the containers and shake them thoroughly until both gels are mixed. It is super simple and effective. Watch the video to learn more about strong edge control.
17. How To Make Natural Hair Gel At Home
See here how to make a natural hair gel using flax seeds. Add 2 tablespoons of flax seeds to a cooking pot and add 400ml of water. Then boil both at low heat for 15-20 minutes. After this, use cheesecloth or straight to extract the oil into a container and your edge control is ready.
18. How To Make Clear Natural Gels
If you want to grow your hair longer, stronger, and thicker, you should be watching this video tutorial. You can make different colors of natural gel depending on the materials you use. Let's check out the following clear natural gel by watching this video tutorial. The gel includes aloe Vera gel, Guar gel, Agar gel, and so on.
19. Natural Edge Control DIY
For this natural edge control, put 2 cups of water in a pot and boil it with medium heat. With the same cup, add ¼ cups of flax seeds to the water and let it boil for like 25 minutes. Once it boils very well, let it cool for 45 minutes and extract the oil with a strainer. Watch the video for the list of materials used and more details on the process of making the edge control.
20. How To Make Hair Gel From Scratch
You can use this amazing hair gel as a jelly face mask and as an edge control at the same time. To make this multi-purpose gel, you need distilled water, aloe Vera, glycerin, aristoflex avc, xanthan gum, and optiphen plus, (all the last three ingredients are lotion crafters). Watch the video for the full tutorial and what to add to make it perform other functions.
You need to take control of your hair, especially your edges before they turn back at you. The best way to take care of the hair is to apply natural) organic gel and oil to preserve the growth and avoid breakage at all costs.