The Best Edge Control Brushes and Tools for Perfect Edges

The Best Edge Control Brushes and Tools for Perfect Edges

At some point, we've all struggled with getting the perfect edges—the type always sleek, smooth, and on point all day.

Don't let anyone lie to you; nailing well-laid edges does make all the difference.

However, getting the perfect edges can sometimes seem impossible, no thanks to your raggedy toothbrush. I've been there, done that with the toothbrush, and let's face it, there are days it doesn't just cut it.

Count today as your lucky day. We'll share all the good stuff about the best edge control and edge control brushes and tools to help you get flawlessly laid edges.

Let's get right in!

Private Label Edge Control Brush

Understanding Edge Control Tools

As the name indicates, edge control tools are specially designed hairstyling instruments for taming, styling, and managing your edges. They often come in brushes and combs carefully crafted to help deal with the finer, shorter hairs around your hairline.

Getting edge control is essential as it becomes easier to achieve those sleek, smooth, and delicately styled baby hairs you desire. 

How exactly does an Edge Control Brush work differently from a regular toothbrush or even your fingertips?

An edge control brush has softer bristles to manage baby hair without pulling too hard.

Think of it as a precision tool that allows you to apply, distribute, and smoothen the edge control product into place and achieve that overall polished look.

A good edge control brush may have dual ends, with one side featuring a brush and the other end a fine-toothed comb.

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The Best Edge Control Brushes and Tools For Perfect Edges

Now that you understand how edge control tools work, let's discuss the different brushes and tools that can help you slay your edges like a pro!

Edge Control Brush

We always recommend using an Edge control brush over any other tool. It is your go-to for the most stylish, flawless edges.

Designed with precision in mind, these are your best bet for successfully getting your edges to stay firmly in place. 

Features and Benefits

  • Soft, finer bristles: Unlike toothbrushes, edge control brushes are specifically designed to glide through your baby hair gently.
  • Remember, those delicate hairs need to be handled with the utmost care; hence, an edge control brush is designed with soft bristles to prevent hair breakage.
  • Dual-end design: Most edge control brushes have a dual-end design, featuring a brush on one end and a tiny comb on the other.
  • The purpose: Versatility when managing and styling your edges, whether to smoothen back your hair or part them.
  • Easy-grip handle: A good edge control brush is often designed with an ergonomic handle that provides a comfortable grip for easier control during the application and styling.

How to Use:

  • Apply the edge control directly to the brush or your hairline.
  • Using the brush end, apply gentle strokes to distribute, smoothen, and style your baby hairs into shape.
  • You can use the comb end to define sections of your hair or create precise patterns.
  • This is where the Private Label Edge Control PL Edge Control Brush comes in handy.
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Rat-Tail Comb

If you are more interested in creating intricate patterns when styling your baby hair, a rat-tail comb is important.

Features and Benefits

  • Fine-toothed comb: The fine teeth of most rat-tail combs are designed to work perfectly for precise styling and parting.

    They also work well in detangling your baby hairs without doing damage.

  • Pointed tip: Again, a rat-tail comb's long, pointed tips help create clean and detailed lines and patterns.

How to Use

  • Detangle stubborn baby hair first with fine teeth.
  • You can also use it to scrap off residual products.
  • Use the pointy end to section into a precise line or pattern.
  • Apply the edge control to your edges.
  • Use the fine-teeth comb to smooth and define your baby hair.

Boar Bristle Brush

If you plan on using edge control on more than your edges, a boar bristle brush comes highly recommended.

They are designed for more coverage and also help smoothen your hair into place. 

Features and Benefits

  • Soft bristles reduce frizz and help distribute the product evenly across your hair without pulling or causing damage.
  • Its bristles are designed to be gentle on not just your hair but also your scalp.
  • Firmness: Boar bristle brushes provide a firm hold while ensuring your hair is smooth and perfectly laid.

How to Use

  • Apply edge control to your baby hair or entire hair if needed.
  • Grab your boar bristle brush and smoothen the product into place, brushing in the direction you want the product to get.
  • Continue to brush your hair with gentle strokes until you get your desired look.
  • If you aim for a slicked-back, look and brush backward to make your hair flattened and sleek.
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Household Tools That Are Great Alternatives

While all of the tools discussed above are ideal for nailing the perfect edges, we've all had to deal with our baby hairs without any fancy tools.

Not to worry, here are some household tools that work just fine:


It's safe to say toothbrushes are the OG edges styling tool. Almost everyone has used one at some point.

While they may not work as perfectly as an edge control brush, they do an excellent job.

Why It is a Popular Choice

  • Easily available
  • Pretty affordable
  • Soft bristles

How to Use

  • Apply a small amount of edge control to your brush or baby hairs.
  • Use your toothbrush to smooth and shape your hair into place.

Where to Get One

  • Local grocery stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Online stores

Makeup Brushes

Believe it or not, your makeup brushes can also help you achieve those slashed edges.

Type of Makeup Brush You Can Use

  • Angled eyeliner brush
  • Mascara brush
  • Spoolie brush

How to Use

  • Dip the brush into your edge control product
  • Brush the product through your edges
  • Using a spoolie brush, you can create swirls and curl patterns

Where to Get One

Private Label Edge Control Products

Did You Find Your Edge Control Brush?

Now that we've had a wonderful time journeying through the world of edge control tools that work best, you can get those fantastic baby hairs you've always dreamed of.

All you need is edge control, a rat-tail comb, a boar bristle brush, or even your trusted toothbrush, and your fantasies can become a reality.

The Private Label Edge Control Brush remains one of the best investments you can make when treating your hair.

It is soft and gentle and allows you to achieve excellently laid edges that would leave even top stylists jealous. Ready to slay those edges like a pro? Get a Clear Mini Edge Control!

Shop our edge control brush and get blown away! Remember to visit a Private Label Hair Store for additional advice.

Now go forth and slay those edges!

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I love how detailed this guide is! I’ve always struggled with getting my edges just right, and I never knew there were so many tools specifically designed for this. The breakdown of the different brushes and their uses is super helpful. Definitely going to try out a proper edge control brush instead of using my old toothbrush. Thanks for the tips!


This article offers fantastic tips for perfecting edge control! What are your favorite household tools for managing edges when you’re in a pinch?


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