YouTube definitely helped me while I transitioned. I agree with newseason, Eco Styler is a good gel. I use it too, and it does help to lay down your edges, one tip I do have is to lay them down with EcoStyler or any gel you like and then tie them down with a scarf over night and it should last. During my transition I had a weave for the first 7 months I had a weave then for the next 6 months I wore bantu knots and I pressed my hair. I definitely recommend bantu knots if you're looking for a style. If you're going to use heat definitely invest in a heat protectant to avoid heat damage. Good Luck!!!