How To Make Edge Control Gel
Are you considering making the plunge into wearing your natural curls? Whether you're new, or have been on this journey for awhile, it can be aggravating to deal with edges.Many naturally curly girls struggle to get their edges to lay flat. Many curlies opt to go with a relaxer in order to help their edges lay flat. However, you don't have to use chemical treatments to manage edges anymore. A good quality gel can help. This is how to make edge control get. Give it a try and let us know what you think.
- ½ cup of flaxseed gel
- 2 tablespoons of avocado oil
- 2 tablespoons of raw honey
- 2 tablespoons of Jamaican castor oil
- 2 tablespoons of beeswax
- 1 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin
- 15 drops of lavender oil
What to do:
Take your flaxseed gel and pour it into a glass bowl. Add in the castor oil, avocado oil, and honey to the gel, blending until smooth. Add in the glycerin, and continue to blend. Whisk together until smooth.
In a heat proof bowl, add the beeswax. Pour 1/4 cup of boiling hot water over the beeswax, then add the lavender oil. Pour the mixture into the first bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Whisk until all of the ingredients become completely blended and have a smooth consistency. It should take about 5 minutes or so. Once the ingredients are blended, pour into a jar that can be closed. Refrigerate for 45 minutes, or until cool.
In order to make sure the gel consistently works, store it in the fridge between uses. The gel will be good for about a week. However, if you'd like the product to last longer term, add a tablespoon of sobic acid. This will increase the shelf life of your gel from a week to 6 months.