How to Apply Edge Control for a Sleek Look Step-By-Step

How to Apply Edge Control for a Sleek Look Step-By-Step

Picture this: Your edges are slicked back and looking snatched.

There are zero flyaways, and your hair looks so fabulous that it even deserves its own spotlight. 

That sounds like wishful thinking.

Well, let me drop a bombshell. Your dream of having the perfect hairstyle could come true, and the good thing is that we can show you how to do it.

So grab an edge control product, an excellent ol’ trusty brush, and get cuddled up on your favorite couch as we dive into the beautiful world of getting your edges laid to perfection.

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Step-by-Step Guide To Correctly Apply Edge Control for a Sleek Look

Let’s get down to why we are here. It would help if you had a step-by-step guide on correctly applying edge control for a sleek look. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered.

Here’s a break-down of each step you should follow to get the perfect hairstyle:

Clean and Moisturize Hair

Although commonly overlooked, your hair must be clean and moisturized before applying edge control.

This ensures the product adheres appropriately and lasts longer. You must also keep your edges moisturized to avoid breakage around your hairline. 

How to Do It:

  • Wash your hair with a gentle shampoo to remove dirt, product buildup, and even oils.
  • If you’ll be working with only a damp cloth, you can also clean your edges with a damp cloth.
  • Moisturize by applying a leave-in conditioner or light-weight moisturizer, especially for dry, stubborn edges that can be difficult to style. 

Part/Section Your Hair

Parting or sectioning your hair before applying edge control is essential, as it is much easier to manage and style that way, especially if you’re styling the entire hair. 

How to Do It:

  • Grab your comb and part your hair into sections.
  • Styling the hair or your edges step-by-step.
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Apply Edge Control

Next is applying the edge control. A little goes a long way in keeping your edges sleek and polished all day long.

Simply put, you need to start small and work your way through the sectioned parts of your hair. 

How to Do It:

  • Grab your tool of choice. This could be the Private Label Edge Control Brush, a rat-tail comb, some abandoned toothbrush, or even your beloved fingertips.
  • Start by slicking back your edges from end to end for a smooth application process and to catch any flyaways.
  • Get a bit of the edge control onto your fingertip or comb and apply it to your edges. Take the time to create your desired style or pattern.

Setting the Edges

After applying your edge control, the goal is to ensure it stays in place for a long time.

While high-quality edge control products like the Private Label Clear Edge Control and Black Edge Control stick for a long time, you may still need to set your edges.

How to Do It:

  • Grab a headband or a scarf.
  • Wrap it around your head and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • For additional hold, you can use a spritz or holding spray to achieve a sleek look.
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Tools For Edge Control Application

Next, we discuss tools for edge control. Each of these tools is useful, and knowing how to use them effectively is key to achieving the perfect look.

Private Label Edge Control Brush

The Private Label Edge Control Brush is specifically designed for laying edges.

It is a three-in-one brush that can be used for combing, brushing, and even swirling your baby hairs into whatever sleek look or shape you desire.

The significant part is that it works perfectly for any hair type.

How to Use It

  • Use the brush end to smoothen and apply the edge control product.
  • The comb end allows you to go further with your creative designs.


Almost everyone who uses edge control applies the product using a toothbrush. A toothbrush is a budget-friendly alternative that you can get very easily, and it works just as well as an edge-control brush.

How to Use It

  • Dip the toothbrush into your edge control and apply it to your baby’s hair.
  • Slick back the product with your toothbrush for even coverage.

Boar Bristle Brush

A boar bristle brush is the perfect tool for applying edge control, especially if you are styling your entire hair or large sections of hair. It is a favorite because it helps evenly distribute the product across your edges and entire hair.

How to Use It

  • After applying your edge control, grab your boar bristle brush and run it through your hair, starting from the edges and working your way down to your hair tips.

Rat-Tail Comb

A rat-tail comb is perfect for creating precise parts and sections. The pointed end helps with accuracy, while the fine teeth smooth edges.

How to Use It

  • Use the pointy end to part your hair into sections.
  • Use fine teeth for more detailed styling.
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Troubleshooting Common Issues Associated With Edge Control Application

Like most beauty products, there are bound to be minor issues when applying edge control, especially if you are a beginner.

This section will discuss the most common problems with edge control applications and how to fix them.

  • Lack of Hold

If you notice your edge control lacks a firm hold and doesn’t seem to tame those stubborn baby hairs, you may need to take things slowly by layering your edges bit by bit. You can also troubleshoot this issue by setting your hair.

One more thing to do is to thoroughly access the product to be sure it is compatible with your hair type.

  • Flakiness

Flakiness is another common issue most people face when using edge control.

The first step in fixing this is to ensure you are purchasing a quality edge control product.

For instance, the Private Label range of edge control products is perfect if you prioritize quality because it delivers as promised without the dreaded flakiness.

  • Product Buildup

If you are dealing with product buildup, you may need to wipe your edges clean with a damp cloth and start the process all over, but this time, you have to style your hairline gently and with a small amount.

In extreme cases, you may need to wash your hair extensions with a gentle shampoo to remove product buildup. 

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Seamless Edge Control Application

Edge control takes your hair from lovely to magnificent with just a few swipes. The best part is that applying this wonder-working product doesn’t take much.

Even if it did, we’ve provided a step-by-step edge control guide that shows you how to clean, moisturize, and section your hair before applying edge control for the ultimate flawless look. It’s that easy!

So what are you waiting for? You can grab any of our edge control products, the Private Label Black or Clear Edge Control.

If you’re still skeptical about using one, you can get our Clear Mini Edge Control and witness its wonderful goodness!

Remember, you can visit a Tucker Hair Store, Atlanta hair store, or online for additional advice. Now go forth and slay those edges!

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Great guide! The step-by-step instructions are super clear and easy to follow. I’m excited to try these tips and get my edges looking flawless!


This step-by-step guide is super helpful! Do you have any tips for maintaining sleek edges throughout the day, especially in humid weather?


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