LAID Edges

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laid edges (noun)- The art of laying the hair on your forehead and hairline so flat, that it appears the gods themselves have painted it onto your face. ~  by Hallease

This video is so funny to me!! I love Evelyn from the Internets because she absolutely cracks me up. I must say that I am about that laid edges life. I used to like them laid for the gods but now I just like them laid. However, like Evelyn said in the video, I don’t dabble in the baby hair arts. However, I have used a toothbrush on my edges…lol  Don’t judge me because sometimes it does the job without the harshness of the brush bristles (side eye). The only thing that lays my edges is Hicks Edges. I started using it last summer because one of my favorite natural hair bloggers Alex, from The Good Hair blog was raving about it. I’ve been following the TGHB for years so I take Alex’s product raving very seriously. She is honest and sincere 🙂  So last summer, before I attended my co-workers wedding, I really needed a product to lay my edges for the gods. I adore summer {my FAVORITE season} but the heat and humidity was killing my laid edges game and I really needed them laid for this July wedding. I picked up Hicks Edges and I’ve been rocking with it ever since!

I think I paid about $16.oo for it last summer. Alex did mention that it was pricey but that it was really good. Why in the WORLD, did I purchase it this past Sunday for a whopping $18.20?!?! I don’t think that price included taxes either!!! Cray cray! The price has definitely increased from last summer. In my defense, it was raining on Sunday and I wasn’t about to go on a wild goose hunt for a cheaper price at another location. However, the next time I will make sure to find a another beauty supply store that sells it for less. I think I read somewhere online awhile back where someone stated they paid about $14.00 for it. Either way, I am going to stop giving this particular beauty supply store my hard earned dollars because everything in there is ridiculously overpriced! Anywho, the damage has been done but clearly I’m still all up in my feelings and quite salty 🙁 I haven’t even used the Hicks for my edges since I purchased it on Sunday. I used it only for the middle of my hair in order to lay down my fly away hairs. I don’t think my edges need it since I just blow-dried my hair and haven’t been to the gym AND I’ve  been wearing a scarf since Monday, underneath my beret. I am cold! Take a look below at my edges 🙂

My edges were very laid here. I put my Hicks on, brushed them and then put a scarf on for about 10 minutes.

My edges were very laid for the gods right here. I put my Hicks on, brushed them and then put a scarf on for about 10-15 minutes.

My edges weren't laid for the gods here. This was after I washed my hair and it air-dried.

My edges were very UN-laid for the gods right here. This was after I washed my hair and it air-dried.

My laid edges at that hot July wedding last summer.

My laid edges at that hot July wedding last summer.

Having laid edges to me isn’t the end all be all though. I am just happy to have edges because these edges RIGHT HERE have been to hair hell and back. So I am grateful to God for them..lol

Do you like your edges laid or un-laid? What products do you use on your edges? Have you ever tried Hicks Edges?

Please share your responses with me below. As always, thank you for reading and have a great day 🙂

~Amma Mama

5 Comments
  • My Fashion S/ash Life
    March 5, 2014

    Have to be honest, I only took note of hearing the expression Laid Edges this yr. I’m still trying to get to grips as to what it means even after H’s description. I’m guessing it means scraping your hairline back so it appears smooth as possible. Either way loving the big puff in the above shots!

  • melaniedawnn
    March 5, 2014

    I LOVE Hicks gel. It’s the only one that worked on my hair besides Eco.

    • ammamama
      March 6, 2014

      Yay I am not alone..lol
      I really need to try Eco! I have been hearing great things about it for years and it’s cheaper!
      Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

      • melaniedawnn
        March 7, 2014

        Eco is good, but it has it’s limitations too. I keep both on hand, and have even used them at the same time with pleasing results.

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