Slayed baby hair edges may not be a necessity but they certainly can add the perfect finishing touch to many-a hairstyle. In this featured video, Zara shows us step-by-step how she styles her edges, explaining each step as she goes. Want to see how she gets her totally “swimming” edges? JUMP INTO THE VIDEO!
Or, keep scrolling and reading as we highlight the main points in Zara’s video and share links to awesome related content, starting with these:
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Slaying those baby hair edges with Zara
Natural, coily baby hair edges are sweet all on their own – no fussing necessary. In fact, Zara admits that she doesn’t style her edges often, opting to go with rough edges most of the time.
However, there will be times when you’ll want to switch up your style a bit. Maybe you want to flaunt perfectly laid edges with a sleek slicked-back hairstyle like Zara shows off for us in the video.
Slay baby hair edges: Step 1
First up is a protein-free baobab and tea tree oils leave-in detangler from SheaMoisture. It’s formulated specifically for low-porosity hair like Zara has. Zara points out that she uses it to protect her baby hairs from the gel and manipulation that are to come. it also helps her hair stay in place much better.
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Slay baby hair edges: Step 2
It’s Gorilla Snot Gel time! The one in the yellow bottle is Zara’s favorite and the one she uses in this baby hair edges styling video. It gives her a super-strong hold without making her hair feel “nasty.” A little of this very gummy gel goes a long way. Watch how Zara works it in and styles her baby hairs with her edge toothbrush that she first sprays with hairspray. It’s like watching an artist at work!
A bit more gel and some hairspray all over her head complete this step.
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Slay baby hair edges: Step 3
Once the style is complete, Zara needs to give it time to set. She helps it set just right with a pretty headscarf tied so it comes right down over her edges and goes up over her pulled-back hair a bit.
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Slay baby hair edges: Step 4
The big reveal!! You’ll have to watch the video to see it!!
How-To: SLAY 4C BABY HAIR EDGES That WON’T LAY
– EASY + LONG-LASTING! 👩🏾🦱💁🏾♀️ | EfikZara
A young woman of many talents, Zara (popularly known as EfikZara) is a professional violinist and composer. Aside from her primary career, Zara is a cinematographer with more than 17 years of experience. She is also a passionate healthy hair advocate with over 12 years of experience caring for her natural hair and the natural hair of her loved ones.
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