I have been searching for a replacement edge control product for a really long time. A suggestion from one of my stylist features, Hick's edges is a well known alternative to Organic Root Stimulator's Edge Control. When I initially said I'd be reviewing the product, I read some pretty mixed reviews online. Some people said it worked wonders, while others complained of build up and flaking. After using the product for one week, here's my verdict
Hick's Edges is a light product that does not require a whole lot to get the job done. Just a small amount of the product on your finger tip can smooth kinky edges into a straight, manageable texture. What I liked more about the product was that as it got old, instead of becoming greasy and runny like ORS' edge control, the product made my hair extremely soft to the touch. I have been without a relaxer since December of last year, and Hick's makes my edges a lot more attractive (lol) -- and it blends well with my hair extensions
The Bad (or Not so Good):
While I really like Hicks and I felt like it does a really good job of smoothing my edges, it does not provide a long lasting hold. Living in Miami, the humidity is my hair's toughest competitor. Understanding this, I almost always expect for my roots to succumb to the environment and curl up! It's important to note that for those complaining about flaking, it is probably because they reapply the product daily without cleansing their hair first.
I would suggest this product to anyone looking to smooth their edges and blend with extensions. When used in moderation, it works really well. No it does not hold your hair all day, but it does provide a soft and appealing look instead of the Soul Glo type grease experienced with ORS Edge Control.
I co-wash my hair at least two times a week so my hair is clean when I apply the product. Remember, any product used in excess can create build up!!