5 Edge Gels for 4B & 4C Hair

Mimi here (again!) I’m sharing my top 5 edge control gels for 4B/4C hair. I’ve tried so many gels over the years that I’ve lost count, but the 4B/4C hair community has spoken! When we want to lay our edges, we want them to last all day. These are the top 5 tried and true gels for sleek, swooped, and defined edges that actually last longer than an uber ride to brunch.

Style Factor Edge Booster

Edge Booster

My current favorite. Style Factor’s Edge Booster is all the rage at the moment. I’ve been using it for the past year and I love it! A favorite amongst 4B/4B naturalistas and hairstylists, the thick pomade is great for laying down edges without them curling up or moving out of place. A bit of advice: a little goes a looooong way. To avoid a white film use sparingly.

Gorilla Snot

This gel on its own it's alright buuuut I like to use Gorilla Snot for the second layer to my 4B edge slay. Think of it as the setting powder to your concealer. Pro tip: After applying, tie your hair down with a scarf for a hold that will last up to two days!

Mane Choice Hair Type 4 Leaf Clover Stubborn Edges Freezing Gel

The name says it all! This gel comes in a convenient tube and is not here to play games with stress or sweat!

Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Paste

A true favorite among the 4B/4C community, The Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Paste does exactly what it claims to do. The gel is great for your edges and the kitchen (aka the nape area).

Wet Line Xtreme Gel

Out with the old and in with the new. A new fave on the scene is the Wet Line Xtreme Gel, and it’s flying off the shelves! Extreme hold for $3? I’m here for it!
Pro Tip: The gel is “wet” and will cause your hair to curl up. I suggest using this if you’re setting your edges overnight with some Gorilla Snot and silk scarf.


Put me on! What are your favorite edge control gels? Which one are you currently using? What’s your favorite combo? Let’s chat in the comments.

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