5 Brushes For When Your Edges Need To Be Snatched

A freshly-baked cake is tasty, but without frosting, it's just cake. We like to think of our hair and edges in the same vein. Whether your strands are in a sleek ponytail, curly puff, or fresh silk press, baby hairs around your hairline can make or break the entire style.

The reality is, laying your edges will make an old twist-out look that much better, but sweat, inclement weather, or a sweaty NYC subway can easily take your freshly-pressed hairline from fly to frizzy just as fast. The recipe for maintaining snatched edges? A good edge control gel, a silk scarf, and most importantly, an edge brush. Sure, you might still be resorting to an old toothbrush to define your hairline, but new and improved tools will help you swoop, slick, and style your edges way faster.

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Before attempting a Beyoncé-inspired ponytail for your holiday parties, or tossing your hair in a bun for work, pick up one of the game-changing brushes ahead.  

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Baby Tress Edge Styler


The Baby Tress Edge Styler can run laps around an old toothbrush. The multifunctional styler was designed so you can achieve any look — from simple to intricate — with one tool. "Use the comb side to separate and slick down your baby hair, then use the boar bristle side to swoop and swirl," says Shannon Kennard, creative director of the brand. Finally, use the pointed tip to define and finish, she adds.
Baby Tress Edge Styler™$15.00 Buy

Cantu Smooth Thick Hair Edge Brush


Have a lot of hair to style each morning? This brush from Cantu has long boar bristles that will help grip and smooth the densest curls. You can also use the pointed tip to part your hair when you style, which means this tool pulls double duty.
Cantu Cantu Smooth Thick Hair Edge Brush$5.99 Buy

Kitsch Dual Edge Brush and Comb




On one end of this dual-sided tool are soft nylon bristles that gently shape the hairs along your hairline, while on the other is a fine-toothed comb that can be used to tame stubborn flyways, which is especially necessary during beanie season.
Kitsch Kitsch Dual Edge Brush and Comb$6.00 Buy
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Evolve Perfect Edge Bamboo Brush



Truth bomb: The difference between a rushed top knot and a polished updo is a good brush. To get your hair super sleek, use this brush, which has five rows of dense boar bristles that'll tame your edges, flyaways, and then some.
Evolve Products Evolve Perfect Edge Bamboo Brush$4.49 Buy

Red By Kiss Ultimate Edge Fixer Professional Boar Hair Brush



Some days we want dramatic, gelled down baby hairs, and others we just want 'em simple and straight to the point. This brush gives you the tools you need to achieve both: a soft bristle side that won't be too rough on your edges, a comb side for finessing flyaways and sculpting with gel, and a mini comb on the tail to tackle small areas.
Kiss Red by Kiss Ultimate Edge Fixer$4.49 Buy
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