Use a toothbrush to help slick your edges. Grab your favourite edge control, a new (unused!) toothbrush and get to work on your edges.
Moisture, moisture, moisture! I prefer to style my hair in the shower and keep the style for a week. Here I styled my hair dry, so I used Aveda’s Nutriplenish Leave-In Conditioner to add moisture and help me transition between styles without breaking my hair.
Your headscarf is your best friend. Not only for protecting your hair while you sleep, but also for keeping your hair in place and allowing your style to set while you finish your makeup and getting dressed. Style your hair, apply your headscarf and leave it on for 5-10mins, then remove it, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised. This works best for up do’s or those requiring super slick edges.
Golden Rule: Never detangle dry hair. Detangle your hair with conditioner in the shower and work from your ends up. Mid-week or before wash day, detangle using your fingers, and be gentle with knots - take your time!