Since the Afro Hair and Beauty Show 2015 @afro, I have been very experimental with my hair products. With all the samples, competitions and giveaways, thought it would be the best time to try and few things out and see if my regime could be improved.
This week, I am trying a new product to tame my flyaways.
Anti-breakage Edge Control Hair Gel
This lightweight fixing gel is quite good at doing what it says on the tin. Firstly, it’s a gel and is quite a hard substance. Unlike the usual gels on the market for women, it’s quite light, smells nice and contains some essential oils for your hair.
I have quite frizzy hair so my baby hairs at the front of my head tend to flyaway easily and not much can keep them in place on a windy day!
As it’s quite warm in London at the moment, I haven’t done the ‘wind’ test as yet. But in terms of hold, it’s pretty good. It doesn’t leave any flaky mess behind and you only need a small amount for medium hold of a hairstyle.
On the downside, the hard texture in the tub means you have to give it quite a rub between your palms or fingertips before it’s pliable. This then leaves your hands a sticky. Saying that, it’s not too gloopy and because it contains coconut oil, it dries nicely on the hair… and the skin!
The other thing is, it isn’t an extra firm hold, like you would achieve with hairspray or one of the run-of-the-mill hair gels, so I wouldn’t recommend it for mixed race hair, frizzy hair or very very thick hair as you would need to use quite a bit. It’s one for everyday use.
Well done ORS!