All-Natural DIY Edge Control

I love watching natural hair YouTubers. They give me so much inspo and ideas for hair styles and ways to keep my hair care routine fresh. One thing I always noticed, whenever someone used edge control they warned to not make it a daily habit. After wondering why for so long, I finally figured it out ⏤ the ingredients! The ingredients in these edge control products weren’t great. So why doesn’t someone make one with natural ingredients that won’t have your edges screaming? I think I’ve cracked the code ⏤ here’s how to make your own edge control at home. It’s made with natural ingredients that are known to nourish and condition hair strands.


What you need:

Candelilla wax

  • Natural vegetable wax extracted from the Candelilla plant
  • Rich in nutrients and prevents moisture loss in scalp and hair
  • You can substitute beeswax here if you don’t require this to be a vegan edge control

Olive oil

  • Stimulates hair growth
  • Is a natural hair conditioner
  • Adds shine

Castor oil

  • Stimulates hair growth
  • A natural hair conditioner
  • Combats hair loss and reduces dandruff

Lavender essential oil

  • Fortifies scalp
  • Known for its antibacterial, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties
  • Fresh, calming fragrance

Rosemary essential oil

  • Discourages hair loss
  • Nourishes the scalp and promotes hair growth
  • Increases hair thickness

Air-tight container

  • I snagged these reusable tin round containers from Amazon (linked above)
  • I also repurposed a glass jar for the initial stages of the recipe, make sure both of your containers are heat-safe

How to make:

  • In a small glass jar put 1 tbsp each of Candelilla wax
  • Add 1 tbsp of Castor oil
  • Next add 2 tbsps of Olive oil
  • Stir to combine
  • Fill a lidded pot halfway with water and place on medium-high heat. Put the glass jar in the pot & heat until the mixture is completely melted. Mine took about 15 minutes
  • In the meantime, to prepare your air-tight container, add 10 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • And add 10 drops Rosemary and Rosemary essential oil
  • Once the mixture has completely melted, remove from the heat and pour into your air-tight container
  • Give it a stir to combine with the essential oils. Set aside and allow to cool completely. You’ll know when it’s ready when the mixture goes from transparent to opaque and it is cool to touch! Don't forget your lid.

All done!

Watch my vide to see me make it and use it in the end!

  • Use a small brush to apply a tiny amount to baby hairs. A little goes a long way!
  • This edge control works great on baby hairs, side burns and can also be used to tame fly aways
  • Store in a cool, dry place
  • Looking to condition the rest of your strands? Check out this leave-in condish

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