How to Make Edge Control Easily at Home With All-Natural Ingredients

13 Materials
$15
45 Minutes
Easy

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to make edge control. Edge control helps to smooth and slick down the strands along your hairline. Most commercial edge control products contain alcohol, which is super drying to these delicate hairs. This DIY edge control for natural hair is ultra-nourishing.


I love to make eco-friendly, pocket-friendly, easy, and healthy ways to care for yourself. Here is how to make your own edge control at home that is gentle, natural, and healthy, and gets the job done!

Tools and materials:

  • Candelilla wax (powdered)
  • Olive oil
  • Castor oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Rosemary essential oil
  • Airtight container
  • Heat safe container
  • Measuring spoons
  • Spoon to stir with
  • Lidded pot
  • Tongs
  • Small edge control brush or toothbrush
  • Stove
Homemade edge control recipe

1. Make the homemade edge control recipe

Take a heat-safe jar. I like to use a jam-style glass jar with a metal cover.


Put in 1 tablespoon candelilla wax. Then 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Then 1 tablespoon of castor oil. Stir them gently to combine. Seal the jar.

How to make your own edge control

2. Cook the ingredients

Fill a lidded pot with water from the tap. Put the pot on the stove and turn the heat to medium-high. Place the tightly sealed jar into the still-cool water, put the pot lid on, and let it come to a slow boil.

Making DIY edge control for natural hair

Keep it there until everything is melted in the jar. This will take about 15 minutes.

Adding fragrance to the DIY edge control

3. Add fragrance

While the oil base is cooking on the stove, take out the airtight container. Add 10 drops of lavender essential oil.

How to make all-natural edge control

Then add 10 drops of rosemary essential oil. Gently swirl the essential oils together.

How to make your own edge control at home

4. Cool the mixture

Switch off the stove. Use a pair of tongs to carefully remove the glass jar from the pot. Using a potholder or thick towel, unscrew the top of the jar.

Pouring the DIY edge control gel into a pot

Carefully pour the hot oil mixture into the airtight container with the essential oils.

How to make edge control for hair

Stir to combine thoroughly. Let it cool. As it cools, it will solidify into a pasty-waxy consistency, perfect for using for edge control.


Keep this product in the airtight container with the lid closed except for when using it. It is a natural product and you want to keep it as pure as possible. Keep away from heat because it may liquefy. If this happens, just let it cool again.

How to use the DIY edge control

How to use the DIY edge control

Take a small brush or old toothbrush and rub the bristle side on the surface. This helps distribute the edge control onto the bristles.

Applying the DIY edge control

Once you have a nice amount, you apply the edge control to your edges and sideburns.

How to make edge control

You can even use it to tame any flyaways!


How to make edge control tutorial

I love creating natural and healthy ways to care for the body. I am so glad you decided to do something good for your hair. Please let me know in the comments what you think about this natural edge control recipe!

Suggested materials:
  • Candelilla wax (powdered)
  • Olive oil
  • Castor oil
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