Baby hairs or edges are shorter, wisps of afro hair located at the beginning of your forehead or the start of your hairline. For several years, the afro hair community has turned edge styling into a creative phenomenon as this practice can add a more elegant, dramatic feel to your look. So, it’s no wonder sleek edge styles have become popular as celebrities like Normani, Alicia Keys, and Beyoncé have rewarded us with creative styling options.
However, the edges of celebrities are always on point as they have a large selection of well-paid stylists to ensure that these shorter strands constantly look chic. But for the rest of us, this may not be a reality as our baby hairs can have a mind of their own, meaning they can pop up with a vengeance again at any moment! So, if you have not perfected your edge styling and protection routine, read on to discover our tips for protecting, styling, and embracing your baby hairs.
Go For A Toothbrush
To define and refine the shape of your edges, you can use an unused toothbrush to get your baby hairs in the desired position. Of course, you can still use your fingertips to shape your edges, but the toothbrush can be an additional gentle measure to fine-tune your baby hairs without fear of breakage.
Set Or Shape Your Baby Hairs With A Product That Offers A Strong Hold
If you want a stronger hold for your edges without weighing them down, go for our Curling Mousse With Flaxseed Oil & Rosewater. This mousse can preserve your baby hairs by not drying them out. Its ingredients can also assist in putting the moisture back into any frizz-prone fly-aways and nourish your strands to keep them hydrated and conditioned for longer. Moreover, you can use our Curling Mousse to prepare your afro hair for your preferred style by applying a generous amount of it to a toothbrush and then gently brushing it over your scalp as well as your baby hairs so that it stays in place.
Alternatively, you could also shape your edges using your fingertips rather than using a toothbrush to smooth them down. Apply a medium-sized amount of our Curling Mousse onto your fingertips and shape them into creative shapes like coils, spirals, or twists. This edge style would look fantastic with a sleek bun or ponytail. Add rhinestones or studs to your styled back baby hairs if feeling particularly glamorous.
Use A Silk Or Satin Scarf Set And Preserve Edge Styling
After applying our curling mousse to your baby hairs, opt for a silk or satin scarf to wrap and caress your natural hair so you can set your style for 15 to 20 minutes. Once this time is up, you will have a finished afro hair look that will likely stay in place.
Additionally, you can use silk or satin at night to protect your baby hairs and prevent them from getting frizzy. For example, a silk or satin scarf can keep your afro hair’s natural moisture. If you want to ensure your afro edges retain during the night, you can also apply a small amount of our Leave-In Conditioner With Manuka Honey & Avocado Oil.
Embrace Your Baby Hairs By Making It The Main Point Of Your Look
Rather than creating smooth edges and keeping your baby hairs away from sight, you could opt for a messier yet chic edge styling look. For instance, a messy braid can allow you to lightly twist your baby hairs so that they look like they are part of this minimalistic style. In addition, messy baby hairs can also work well in conjunction with a half-up, half-down style and a relaxed bun or updo.
While you may want your baby hairs to be in place and always look fantastic, it’s ok if it does not end up that way. Remember that your afro hair will always do what it wants no matter what you do! Our tips should make it easier to style, protect and love your baby hairs.