Do you remember back in the 90's when girls used to slick down their edges and baby hair and make little designs like swirls to enhance their hairstyle? Let's be real, some of those styles were popping and some not so much. As we can see history repeats itself and that is still being done today. I still do it! Ok, not with all the swirls around the perimeter of my forehead but I may have a little swirl here and there.
The downfall to these styles was a lot of women would lose their edges because of how hard the gel would make their hair. Without proper care those edges would easily come out. A lot of the ingredients in gel products are harsh on your hair strands and skin.
Given I have baby hairs and like to lay my edges down for some styles I want to creatively style that part of my hair too just without my hair falling out. I decided to try SheaMoisture's Jojoba Oil & Ucuuba Butter Braid Condition Gel with Carrot Seed Oil to see how I liked the hold, consistency, and product overall on my hair. SheaMoisture's gel is designed to give you a nice soft hold without the harsh ingredients. Instead, they use natural oils and butters to help create the mold.
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I created a preview of how I applied the gel to my baby hair on a braided mohawk hairstyle I wore. The stylist, Amy Sweeten of Salon 747, in Cincinnati, OH used the gel to braid my edges and I applied it to my my baby hair. What I like about this product is there weren't any flakes after applying on my edges and baby hair. This is great product to use for a light hold on your hair, braids and twists, or to smooth down your edges. Check out the preview video below showing how well it layed down my edges with my braided style and a quick preview of how I applied the gel to my baby hairs for a nice hold.