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« on: April 10, 2005 08:47:31 PM »

I'm chopping my hair off and need a good gel or some sort of hair product to get it messy and spikey.  I've used that 'glue' stuff, but hate how it feels and flakes off (I don't NEED to look like I have dandruff).   I've also tried many products that make it look horribley greasy - like I haven't washed it in weeks.  I've heard of using egg whites and Elmer's glue, but I've also heard bad things about them. 

So what are some good brands to use?  (Or any that you could warn me against using) Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2005 09:50:34 PM »

there's this stuff called ice spray...or something like that...it dries rock hard, you might wanna try that...
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2005 09:59:05 PM »

have you tried bed head? It's not hard, but stiff enough to stick up with short hair......it's not extremely greasy, but I would recommend a one-a-day wash
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2005 07:12:12 AM »

Giga Hold hairspray.  It comes in a NEON YELLOW can.  Also, pretty much any hairspray can be used to spike hair, though sometimes it needs the assistance of a blowdryer.  I have friends with foot long mohawks who use nothing but hairspray.

Also, Murray's hair dressing, it comes in a orange tin and is relatively waxy, and doesn't start to look greasy for a few days.  It's also only like $1.50 for a tin of it at wal-mart and it will last you forever.
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2005 08:05:02 AM »

I'm sure there are much better products but I used to put up my friend's liberty spikes with a plain old bar of soap.  It didn't dry flaky and the best part it was easy to wash out!
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2005 08:42:50 AM »

I used to have a 10 inch mohawk. yay girls with mohawks! anywho I used this stuff called 4+4 it was absolutely amazing stuff, though I haven't seen it in a few years.haven't looked though. anywho it smells like banana and holds hair extemely well, and looks natural, like you don't have any product in your hair. awsome stuff.
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2005 05:17:42 AM »

Gelatin.  Gelatin is from heaven.
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2005 06:50:03 AM »

All through my adolescents I dated boys with Mohawks, even when I got married my husband had a Mohawk .  One swore by Elmers white glue, one used mustache wax (his hawks were much shorter though) and others just used gel and hair spray.  I did a Mohawk on my 4 year old son a while ago and I used gel and then a flat iron and then some hair spray to finish it off.  He didnt have shaved on the sides so it was a LOT harder to accomplish.
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2005 07:11:46 AM »

I recently had my hair cut quite short (short at the back graduating to longer at the front) with really short layers on top. I've found that VO5 Texturising Gum is really great for spiking and smells delicious (like bubblegum!) but I think it's only available in the UK... Not entirely sure though so keep an eye out.

The Garnier range has some really great gels and waxes, I think there's one called Manga Head and another called Style Rework which I found to be really good, and also smelled great! I wouldn't reccommend Surf Hair (also by Garnier) unless you want a messy look, but I found that it was pretty cack anyway ... Left a lot of flakes and took a fair bit of washing out, and my hair felt really caked with product when I touched it (other people said it didn't, but you know the feeling if it's your own hair). I only used a little of it, too -_-"

I'd have to say though, if you can, try and get some stuff from the TiGi Bed Head range. Bed Head's stuff is used in salons, and while it's expensive, it'll last you for a long time, smells great and is really good quality. When I had my hair cut they used a little Bed Head wax - it smelt like coconuts, and my hair was textured and gorgeous all day.
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