Alright, so keeping with my Protect Ya Ends Challenge, I have been wearing alot of wigs. I recently brought a half wig (throwback) called Keya from Blackhairspray.com. Now, as many of you may know that I am transistioning and trying to stay away from heat, so in order for me to get this half wig to look right, I had to slick my edges down. Anyone who has natural hair, knows that any water based gel will make you hair revert back to its natural state. Meaning, that your hair/edges will be nappy. I did a little bit of research and came up with the ORS Edge Control. I thought that it would be a better choice than my normal QP Glaze.
Now, to be fair, I flat ironed my hair lightly so that it wouldn't be as bad and it would blend better since this hair is basically curly straight hair. I put the front portion of my hair in bantu knots over night. Wait, before I go on, I did wear my hair out one day (The PYE challenge gives you two free passes). So, I had a lunch date I was prepared just incase it didn't work out. The bantu knots were prefect for blending with the half wig. I applied the ORS Edge Control.....nothing. Yes, nothing. It made no difference in slicking down my hair or edges for that matter. I feel like I could have gotten the same thing, maybe better from QP Glaze. It actually didn't spread as well, since its a thicker formula. It left, as some of the reviews that I have heard people say, a grey like sheen to the hair.
Here is a picture of the finish look. (Note: I had to cut the wig to get desired look)
Pros: Thick formula, which may work for some peoples hair. Smells good.
Cons: Leaves a residue/ grey sheen. Same hold as any other gel.
I am going to give it a try on wet hair, maybe slicking it up into a bun and see how it does.