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    Question I may have the nappiest hair in the history of nappydom... How do you tame your edges

    Ladies, I've recently loced my hair and can never get my baby hairs to lay down. Yes, yes, I know I should embrace it, but I'm not ready. I've mixed water and grease (my hair laughed at me), Mousse and gel (it was mildly irritated), black gel and spritz (it hated me) WHAT ARE YOUR TRICKS FOR PUTTING THOSE EDGES TO REST & KEEPING THEM LIKE THAT!!!!. Peace & not too much hair grease

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    Have you tried shea butter? Use that and maybe tie your hair down with a scarf.

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    NadaqDiva, no I haven't tried that. But I will! Just the pure shea, no mixtures, right?
    Ohhh, also thanks for being my first ever response! I just signed up today

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    Shea butter tends to build up on loced hair, so if you decide to use it, just make sure you clarify regularly.

    I have had success with a mixture of clear non-alcohol gel and castor oil applied to damp hair. Tie down with a scarf and leave it on for about 15-20 minutes. It will flatten and smooth the hair. I've also used Hicks Transformations Smooth Edges, but I'm paranoid about buildup so I've always clarified right after using it. Works great though!

    By the way...welcome to the site!!!!
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    The gift of nappy hair.....see a pattern emerging? :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bebedee View Post
    Shea butter tends to build up on loced hair, so if you decide to use it, just make sure you clarify regularly.
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    I agree, but she's applying it to her edges she should be ok. But yeah keep something to clarify on hand.

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    bebedee, I really did not think of the build up...you just may be right. I think the key just may be tying it down for 15 minutes. I don't have castor oil, but will mix the gel with olive oil. Thanks for the advice. I'll let you guys know how it turns out.

    And thank you for the warm welcome!!!

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    I going to try them both and see what it do!!!!!

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    Have you tried using a scarf? A little light gel, brush, and a scarf does it for me.

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    I don't 'tame' my hair. I leave it alone. But sometimes I'll get my baby brush and encourage the looser hairs to grow into my locs.

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    AuNappturale, yes, I've tried that, but it just seems to revert so quickly. That's why I wondered if I had a super strain of hair I think I will try a tight scarf over night. We'll see

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