Baby hairs are the short, thin hair around the hairline also known as the edges.
It is a very old thing that girls who have curly hair are worried about their short baby hairs. Nowadays, there are many hair-styling tools and edge control products available in the market which can make someone’s baby hair look properly slicked down and styled in no time.
As a matter of fact, these baby hairs are now a styling feature that grabs attention. Many popular celebrities like Rihanna have been shown on the internet flaunting their perfectly laid edges.
Many popular natural hairstyles such as high ponytails, high puffs, sleek buns, faux hawks and cornrows become more attractive with laid edges.
WHAT ARE LAID EDGES?
Laid edges are properly slicked and swooped baby hairs along your hairline that have been styled using a curl defining hair laying gel.
Laid edges are a popular style among Black women. They shape and swirl their edges to add elegance and style to their look. They use edge control products and a small brush like a clean toothbrush to shape their smooth baby hair into their desired style.
Laid edges add that extra perfect finishing touch to almost every hairstyle that a woman desires. If you have curly hair, you can tailor your baby hairs into a curl, spiral and well-polished way.
IS LAYING YOUR EDGES HARMFUL TO YOUR HAIR?
It depends heavily on the hair-styling products you choose. If the wrong product is chosen that contains harsh ingredients like alcohol, then it can cause buildup, flakes, and breakage. Your baby's hair will be protected as long as you use an organic hair laying gel that provides a gentle styling treatment.
5 STEPS TO PERFECTLY LAY YOUR BABY HAIRS
STEP 1: WET YOUR HAIR
Wet your baby hairs before you apply hair styling products to it. Use a spray bottle to squirt some water onto a small boar-bristle brush or a toothbrush.
STEP 2: USE A TOOTHBRUSH TO STYLE YOUR BABY HAIRS
A clean, unused toothbrush may work better than a boar-bristle brush. A toothbrush can give you better control and allow you to more easily pull your baby hairs forward in a spiral shape. Use a soaked toothbrush for this.
STEP 3: USE THE RIGHT EDGE CONTROL PRODUCT
A right edge control product can leave your baby hair all-round smooth, glossy and moisturized while a wrong product can deteriorate the texture of your baby hairs. This is why we recommend that you use organic edge control products.
T-Siwo Gel is a natural edge defining hair laying gel that can perfectly make your baby hairs slick, swoop and swirl. It produces no flakes, no residue and no crunch. It gently moisturizes your small baby hairs and also helps to thicken them to give extra volume. It is very safe to use.
Ingredients: Water Hydrolyzed, Wheat Protein, Guar Gum, Carbomer, Benzyl Benzoate, Propylene Glycol, Hexyl Cinnamaldehyde, Agave Leaf Extract, Corn Starch, Xanthan Gum.
STEP 4: CURL YOUR BABY HAIRS THE RIGHT WAY
After picking the right edge control product, you will need to hone up the skill of laying down your baby hairs in the right fashion that suits your hairstyle. Take a small quantity of product on your dampened toothbrush and apply them to your baby hairs in such a fashion that they curl towards your hairline. Make a simple curve. And if you have long hair then in a wavy shape.
STEP 5: SET YOUR EDGES
Just as importantly, setting up your baby hairs is a crucial step. Use a silk scarf to wrap your baby hairs for a few minutes before heading out the door. This will give your hair gel time to set properly so that your edges stay in shape day and night.
Hope this blog helps you learn how to lay your baby's hair and find the right edge control products.
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