The Best Finishing Gels and Pastes for Your Hair

The Best Finishing Gels and Pastes for Your Hair


Best Buys: Finishing Gels and Pastes for Your Hair


Whether you’re getting ready for a day at the office or a night on the town, you want your hair to look great. You may be used to using mousse or spritz but finishing gels and pastes can also help you get the job done too. If you want to tame your fly aways and frizz and smooth the baby hairs along your hairline down, look no further than the list of products below!

carol's daughter macadamia hold and control smoother

1. Carol’s Daughter: Macadamia Hair and Control Smoother, $22
This frizz-fighting gel-pomade-wax combo provides a long lasting hold that heals and seals split ends, makes hair more resilient to breakage and acts as a heat protectant. 

creme of nature perfect edges argan oil

2. Creme of Nature: Argan Oil Perfect Edges, $6.09
This argan oil-infused gel holds down edges, while moisturizing and adding additional shine to the hair. 

motions shine enhancing pomade

3. Motions: Shine Enhancing Pomade, $3.99
This pomade provides a flexible hold to control and re-work your style if necessary. It also hydrates hair, adds some shine and works as a heat protectant.

design essentials sleek edge control

4. Design Essentials: Sleek Edge Control, $10.99
This is a moisturizing, firm hold smoothing gel that smoothes edges, provides a firm hold and a nice shine to finished styles. 

ORS Edge Control
5. ORS: Olive Oil Edge Control, $5.89
Edge control slicks and holds down edges while adding shine and moisture to the hair. Provides a great hold without hardening the hair. 

Eden Body Works

6. Eden Body Works: Control Edge Glaze, $8.49
Control edge glaze provides a firm, manageable hold along the hairline and/or hair shaft to preserve desired styles. (Check HairGetsKinky for a great review.)

Aveda Control Paste

7. Aveda: Control Paste, $23 [PERSONAL FAVORITE]
Although I’ve started to dabble with some of the other products listed above, I’ve been using control paste for years and it is definitely one of my go-to hair products. I love that it provides a lightweight hold that’s flexible enough for you to manipulate your hair any way you want. And a little goes a long way, as one jar of control paste usually lasts for about a year. 

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