How to make natural DIY shea butter edge control at home

In this post, we explore how to make natural DIY shea butter edge control at home to lay down your edges, but also keep them protected and moisturized.

This shea butter edge control balm has a mixture of nourishing oils and butters, which provides a very reasonable hold and feels amazing on your hair.

A lot of edge control products contain a lot of harmful ingredients so creating an edge control option that tames flyaways and provides some hold, without harming the sensitive hairline area is the major goal of this DIY.

Please note that this edge control balm may not provide an unfailingly firm hold during the hottest, most humid days of summer, but it is still a very dependable option for everyday use.

The combination of hair and skin-friendly ingredients will keep your edges looking laid back, amazing, and well-nourished.

Without wasting any more time, below is the recipe and process for how to make natural DIY shea butter edge control at home.


This recipe can make about 100grams of edge control.

  • ¼ cup Shea Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Almond Wax
  • 2 tablespoon Castor Oil
  • Essential Oils
  • 1g Vitamin E Oil


Please ensure that you follow the step-by-step process on how to make natural DIY shea butter edge control at home

  1. The first step is to mix the shea butter, almond wax & castor oil in a heatproof bowl.
  2. Heat your ingredients slowly over low heat or using the double boiler method.
  3. After everything has completely melted, add the vitamin E oil (antioxidant).
  4. It is optional but this is a good time to add fragrance: use any combination of essential oils, as long as the amount added does not exceed 1% of the total weight.
  5. Whisk the mixture thoroughly before the mixture sets, to ensure everything is well combined.
  6. If you want a lighter edge control, allow the mixture to slightly set (trace) so that it’s thicker, and then whisk by hand to incorporate a little air.
  7. Once you’re done mixing, pour the ingredients into a container and leave it to set completely. The color should change from a bright clear yellow to a paler, opaque yellow.

Your shea butter edge control is ready to be used!

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