Why read review after review when you can just read one? We’ve “combed” the web to get the verdict on Design Essentials Sleek Edge Control.
Design Essentials’ Sleek Edge Control is a smoothing gel that lays down edges and gives your hairstyle a beautiful sleek and polished finish. It offers a firm hold to curb messy hair and moisturizes your strands.
This product seems to do wonders for 3A to 4C hair types. For those who have thicker/courser or kinky and curly hair, Sleek Edge Control lays down your edges perfectly and catches fly-away hairs as well. This gel doesn’t seem to leave any residue or flake up (if used properly). Transitioners seem to love this product, especially those who want to straighten their natural hair growth to match their relaxed ends. Most even agree that Sleek Edge Control lasts all day with no problems.
On the other hand, there are some who really hate this product, saying that even though the gel works, it’s way too sticky and dries their hair out. Others say that the gel is really itchy, and it flakes easily. Most users weren’t too happy about the price of the 2.3 oz product.
- Professional product
- No reversion on edges
- Long lasting/holds all day
- Doesn’t harden hair
- Light fresh scent
- Adds a polished look to your hairstyle
- Only comes in the 2.3 oz size
- Isn’t sold in many retail stores
- A little pricey
- Can be sticky
What the Manufacturer Says
Design Essentials® Sleek Edge Control is a moisturizing, firm hold smoothing gel that smoothes edges while creating sleek styles. Provides a firm hold to tame unruly hair. Moisturizes and smoothes hair edges. Provides a beautiful finished polish to hair styles with an intense shine. Provides texture to short styles.
What 3A-3C Users Say
Youtuber MsAvalon25 discusses her experience with several different edge control products. When it comes to Design Essentials’ Edge Control she found it good, but not great. She was expecting it to be better than what it was, and thought it thought it would hold all day.
Similar to MsAvalon25, vlogger LaluvesLa wasn’t a fan of the product, preferring Silk Elements edge control to Design Essentials’. She found that she had to use a lot of the gel in order for it lay her hair down, and it left a white residue.
What 4A-4C Users Say
Hair stylist and Youtuber GambianBeauty101 swears by this product; she uses it on all hair types in her salon, and even has some for herself at home. Although she currently has relaxed hair, she used it (and loved it) when her hair was still natural as well. She explains, you don’t have to use a comb or a toothbrush to use this edge control, but she also considers the product pretty pricey.
Water (Aqua), Ceteareth-25, PEG -7 Glyceryl Cocoate, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), DMDM Hydantoin
Where to Get it
Check your local beauty supply store for this product or get it on Amazon.