I remember trying to lay my edges down a few years back and it was such a frustrating experience. My edges would curl right back up again. After that I helpless thought it was just not possible for us 4C girls.
A few years and several other attempts later, I have finally figured out how to get type 4 hair to lay. So yes, despite a lot of bloggers and youtubers saying it is impossible, I beg to differ. I think with a little bit more effort it can definitely be done.
A good Leave In Conditioner is VITAL because it softens and assists in getting the hair hydrated and smooth. I used the LUDO Leave In Conditioner from my hair product line and it is a personal fave. Another key step is to use Alcohol free gel. I attempted using edge control once and that was a complete FAIL, so I got myself some Eco styler gel from Hair Mart and viola! It worked.
See how I achieve my laid edges in the video below. Enjoy!