It is not easy to get out, but it is possible. I use to use Elmer's clear glue to make my spikes stand so I would do it the Monday of every week and then would wash it out Friday. It would keep for the whole week, my spikes were generally between 1.5 and 3.5 inches. (05/06/2005)
Use hair product called Freezing Gel. (05/06/2005)
Glue stick washes out. Wouldn't you be better off using moustache wax from the barber?
No! Glue does not come out easily! Just wet your hair with Epsom salt and water, it will stand straight up and will wash out. (05/07/2005)
Back in the very weird decade of the 1980s punk rockers used egg whites to spike their hair. It washes out easily. I would stay away from the glue. You could wind up with a terrible mess! (05/07/2005)
DON"T use Crazy glue, you'll have a terrific mess and may have those spikes a lot longer than you want, maybe until it's all grown out! There are a lot of styling waxes and pastes on the market to spike your hair. Most are just a couple of dollars. (05/09/2005)
Back in my old punk rock days we used to use egg whites, but it would flake off and end up smelling so don't try that.
There is some really stuff hair gel on the market now that would work. I never tried the glue thing. Hope your hair is colored nice. Mohawks look best when the hair is colored well. (05/15/2005)
Glue works and washes out very easy. Got2Be gel and some hairspray and a good blowdry works awesomely. (05/15/2005)
Gelatin works like egg, but doesn't get the smell, and you can touch it up by dampening and reshaping. Dish soap helps to remove it. Think of yourself as a human confection. (05/23/2005)
By for a lark
Wash your hair with baking soda. (05/29/2005)
Elmer's Washable School Gel. That's what I use. It's blue, but it dries clear and holds great. But you have to blow dry the shit out of each individual * so it dries and holds. Now whenever someone says "Why the hell would anyone want "washable" glue?" you can point at your hair with a big grin on your face. (06/15/2005)
If you want to smell like fruity jello, it will work, but from what I've read, plain Knox gelatin or egg whites work better. When doing liberty spikes take a chunk of damp hair, rub the egg whites, or dissolved (just enough hot water so it dissolves) Knox gelatin in. Work it into the hair, down to the roots, and hold the hair up. Then blowdry it until it is dry. You can then coat the spike(s) with some cheap hairspray. (06/30/2005)
Ok buy some regular Elmer's glue squirt a little out put a little bit of water into it shake the bottle squirt in your hand and do your hair it works just great for me and I have friends with at least 5 to 6 inch mohawks that do the same thing just takes a little scrub, but it does come out! (07/05/2005)
Gelatin melts when hot and runs all over the place. I know from experience. (07/19/2005)
Here in Cleveland we use Knox. All you do is put it in the microwave for 10 seconds and stir it good. It should be snotty like. It'll keep your hair up for a week. To get it out, wash your hair like three times or so. I hear you can use baking soda to get it out also. If you get your head done and dry and relize you did it shirtless thats OK just put your shirt on and your spikes'll bounce right up. I think you can sleep with em too. (07/22/2005)
By Real Punx
Use hair-wax, that's all u need seriously!(07/30/2005)
I heard that clear spray paint works well and washes out easily. However I have never tried it. (07/30/2005)
Elmer's glue seems to be the best. if your a hardcore street punk, it usually just stays up out of the general dirt thats collected in your hair. (08/04/2005)
Gelatin is good, if you don't mind animal stuff. I used it on a tall green mohawk once, it took just two goes to get it to last about 6 weeks. It begins to get a tad crusty, and the spines fall forward or backward after a bit, but it's good, and it keeps the green dye in there longer too. A bit of rain makes it possible to improve the spike a bit, so long as there's not much of it. I knew of a guy who used superglue, but I don't reckon that is so good. Cyanoacrylate might not be toxic once it cures, but during the curing it's exothermic and highly corrosive. It's also expensive. Besides, gelatin is just as hard and sharp so long as it's dry, and a damn sight easier to remove once you have reason to change it. (08/05/2005)
Take it from a cosmetologist 1. wash and dry upside down 2. wet roots and apply Got2be Glued 3. blow day it all 4. use Paul Mitchell Freeze n Shine spray 5. flat iron it works on mine and its down to my chin when down. (08/06/2005)
I used glue on my hair and Paul Mitchell Freeze and Shine and Hairdryed it really good and it works great! (08/17/2005)
Glue is not hard to wash out of your hair, and the best kind to use is the blue kind, cos it dries clear, all you need to do is just conditioner to get it out. You can water it down to make a sort of gel, or just apply it straight to your hair. (08/19/2005)
By hair charging master
Glue is very easy to get out. End of story. Anyone who says its hard is totally joshing you. Wood glue will keep your hair up for even longer, but is a tad bit harder to get out. To get normal Elmer's glue out, just use conditioner in the shower, condition 2-3 times and its done. (08/20/2005)
There's a product out there called Hair Glue. I can't remember who makes it. It comes in a lime green and orange bottle that looks like a glue bottle. And it works like glue too, but washes out easily! (11/13/2005)
My hair is around 6.5 inches tall and I usually use hair spray for mine, all I do is grab the front spray and blow dry it a load and keep doing this until I get half way then I ask my mate to do the back cause it is really hard to do by yourself. I think it is Shock Waves ultra strong (if you use any old type of hair spray it will not work to well so get ultra strong stuff) if you have a short mohawk use gel or soap, don't even bother using gel for a long one it is to heavy! I once used PVA glue in my hair I would not recommend anyone using it in their hair! I also heard that sugar and water worked and then blow dry it did not work to well, but I smelt like candy floss! haha! Also if you want to keep your mohawk get any split ends on it cut off once a month otherwise your goes to shite and it is hard to manage. I (05/11/2006)
I just use Elmer's glue, it really works. When you put in on your hair you have to blow dry it for about 5 mins. To wash it out you need to rub it thouroghly, but if you have colourd hair, you might not want to rub it that thoroughly or else the colours will sorta wash out. Here's what my hair look like with the glue. (05/15/2006)
The best thing is Turtle Wax the stuf u use to polish the leathers in ur car, but not the one in the spray bottle. The ones that are in a wax form like a candle. First squeeze it in ur hanf then put it in ur hair and do w.e the hell u want and for ppl who have colored hair nothin will happen and makes ur hair a lot shinier. (05/16/2006)
I have a huge mohawk around 10 inches and I used 2 use super glue, btw don't do that. I had 2 wash it about a dozen times. However it stays spikey for about a week, its up 2 u.
I haven't tried glue or Knox-gelatin, but I do know something that will work. I am a girl, and have 13 in. long hair, and I use a hair product called "Ice." I don't remember who it's by, but I remember it was in a light blue and sea-foam green colored toothpaste-looking, bottle. But it works pretty good, so go check out the local barber shop, or the store "Sally's" has it, for sure. (06/04/2006)
I just use regular glue with Got 2 B Glued and egg white and sleep with it for about a week then to wash it out. I just rubbed at it a lot before I got into the shower till it's apart a bit then just wash it out. (06/13/2006)
OK I have about a foot and a half long hair (I'm a girl) and I use L.A. Looks mousse/gel and egg and glue mix it together and put it in ur hair. It works and its pretty easy to wash out. Oh and blow dry it for awile (b)(/b) but I put my hair in liberty spikes so it should work pretty well for what u want ^_^ (06/20/2006)
By korno kreep
Glue just washes out. The thing your thinking of that doesn't wash out is
wax. As long as you use glue
and not wax you will be fine :D (07/02/2006)
I use regular no name school glue and I do liberty spikes. I just pull a section of hair, lace it with glue, then blow dry, and there we have it. (07/03/2006)
Glue is easy to get out (with warm water). The best method for mohawks 4 inches and taller, do this: Pull the mohawk up between 2 combs/brushes. Hairspray a lot. Blowdry it for about 30 seconds each side.
If your hair is curly/wavy, do this, then flat-iron it with the hairspray.
By Joey Anger
I've heard that a product called La Bella is good. ^_^ However, I have never tryed it myself. I use glue mixed with egg whites and sometimes just normal gel or wax. (07/15/2006)
Well I use all kinds of stuff, Elmers glue does work best for me so does the "ice" product. I have a 8.5 inch mohawk and sometimes liberty spikes. I just mix the glue with water and egg whites and then pull it through my hair with bushes. It works well for me. Then blow dry the sides then move on to the next part of your hair. (08/11/2006)
I don't have a huge mohawk or anything, but I use glue, gel, and hairspray (like super super hairspray) and it works fine, but some gels are much harder to get out. I suggest finding a really good hairspray instead of using gel. "animals are people too" (08/29/2006)
I used white Elmer's school glue. It holds and works nicely, but can clump and leave white glue bits in there. Get clear glue in a gallon if possible.
And ppl saying just use hairspray, well I'm broke and I don't have another person to hold the can and spray white I hold up my hawk with 2 combs. (09/12/2006)
I use Aquanet and a straightner to make mine stand tall, but what kind of cement or glue are you talking about using? (09/16/2006)
The blue Elmer's glue does wash out easy, just condition it a couple times in the shower. I've done it countless times n it never fails. Just put sum in ur hand, pull ur hair up like you want it, and blowdry it till it stays up. Afterwards you can hairspray if you want. If you have liberty spikes like mine, you can easily sleep on them, just bend them up when you put ur head down. I just recently tried Knox gelatin, it works just as well, but isn't bad for your hair and it lasts a lot longer. I'm posting proof I'm not making this up :) (10/01/2006)
I used glue on a mowhawk and it works great make sure ur hair is dry no duh and then just add it and comb it straight up then just hold it up and blow dry it then u should have a mohawk. (10/24/2006)
You can make your own strong gel. You need 1/2 to 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin and 1 cup warm water.
Dissolve gelatin in 1 cup warm water. Keep refrigerated and use as you would a purchased gel. (11/26/2006)
I won't use glue. Use hairspray and dry with a hair dryer that's how I do mine and mine is quite long. (01/01/2007)
I have a 5 inches mohawk and I used wood glue to make it. It's really great, I have it for a bit more than 1 month and it's still OK, my hair is really like wood.
The only thing is that I tried to get it off many times with hot water and many things, but it doesn't work.
Sorry for the bad english, I'm French. (01/29/2007)
All you need, really is Aquanet hairspray and a blowdryer and a brush. Backcombing is the secret. Then just hairspray the heck out of it and blow dry it.
I do it and I have almost shoulder length curly hair not cut for a hawk. Course I straighten it first and it's dry, but it works. (02/10/2007)
In Germany we usually use either:
1. Beer with sugar and gelatine (works great and smells good :P)
2. UHU Coll Holzleim (glue) (02/10/2007)
We did my son's hair for the 4th of July one year and we used a product called Got2b Glued, rubber spiking cement. We got it at one of the walk in haircut places. It really got the height and the stiffness that a mohawk needs. He looked really punk! (02/10/2007)
I use Elmer's glue, my friends told me to use egg whites so I am going to try that and see if it really works. (02/14/2007)
There are a lot of ways to do it. My hawk is 1 foot now and I still use Rave 4x hairspray. That stuff works really good. Knox gelatin works really good too, but is a lot messier and harder to get out. You could also use egg whites, bar soap, tooth paste, Elmer's glue, wood glue, and I'm sure there are more. It takes practice tho, I'v been doing it for 5 years and I still don't always get it perfect. (02/17/2007)
By James Nasty
I've got a 5 inch hawk and I use egg whites and Elmer's. Mix it up real well and it works great. Add a little dish soap to make it wash out easier.
I don't know who started the egg whites. Unless you can't afford Elmer's glue or gel I would not recomend egg whites. Got2B hair gel is OK, but your hair will fall limp after an hour or 2. Spiker glue is a bit better, Rave vol 4 hair spray is amazing, and the best thing I have ever tryed, is from the Xtah line, its called Bondage, in a green plastic jar. Its godly, a bit pricey, but it's on sale right now (it's a raw resin and no other gel holds better). Also, Bed Head Mohawk glue by TIGI is great, perfect if you have to wash out your hawk everynight for work. Geletin is probably the best hold you can get. (03/04/2007)
Here is what I use!
2 egg whites
1 tsp sugar
Whisk ingredients and beat in a bowl untill mixture is so fluffy and white that the bowl can be turned upside down and the mixture stays in place. Dry hair completely and add liberally. Blow dry till stiff! Add hairspray for additional hold!
WOrKS amaZINg! (03/14/2007)
Use Rudely gel with some 4x Rave.
Mine is 8 in. and never fails. (03/26/2007)
i only use hairspray and a comb. It's really easy, just toupate your hair,
hold your hair up and comb it downwards, but don't let the hair loose, do it all over your head where you want to put it.
Then put hair spray in until your hair is totally wet, then use a hairdryer on the headset mode, but keep the blower soft (the wind) then youll get it good and fixed :) u use it all the time and it keeps working for me, I only pay like 3 dollars a week for my hair. (03/31/2007)
LOL Glue worked the best no doubt. (04/12/2007)
Ice makes a product called Spiker. It works fine and is easier to get out than glue, it's water soluble.
Wood glue works best. I have a 9 inch mohawk. All you need to get it out is 15 minutes in the shower and some shampoo. To put it up just hold it up and blow dry on the low heat not to hard. (04/30/2007)
I have a 4 inch hawk. I have used Elmer's glue, but I find that it leaves litle white specks all over your head when it dries. There is an amazing product, it comes in an orange bottle. I can't exactly remember the name, but it holds for days.
ive got long curly hair (w/ red hilights) and this year for 4th of july im doing a mohawk w/o cutting my hair. im just gonna gell the sides back behind my ears or something. im also putting temp blue in it. any suggestions? (06/29/2007)
Use woodglue and hair spray and you always can get a perfect hawk. (07/05/2007)
I use regular, unflavored Kroger brand gelatin. It's cheaper than anything else you'll find to use and it works better than anything else I know of. My hair is around 5 inches, has been up to 7, and it stands as hard as a rock. Get the box of gelatin with 32 individual packs for about $6 and it should last you about a month or more. Just use a pack or two mixed with a bit of hot water, stir it up good, let it set for about 15 minutes or more to cool a bit, then blowdry while you hold it up. Doing a standard fan it takes about 15 or so minutes. Liberty spikes are a hard to do no matter what you use. (07/21/2007)
Hairspray has always worked great for me and just in case it fell I'd use a glue stick that I'd carry with me to put it right back up. (07/26/2007)
Put shaving cream in then let it sit for 20 min (makes ur hair nappy). Then get your hair damp and then use got2bglued hair spray. (07/27/2007)
I pull up a section of my mohawk with a black, fine toothed comb and spray a bunch of AquaNet in it, paying special attention to the base. Then I take a blowdryer, and, without letting go of the comb, blowdry it until it's stiff and doesn't want to move. I do my whole mohawk like that. Works very nicely. (07/27/2007)
I think egg whites and sugar are the cheapest and really effective. I've had a mohawk for 15 years and I still use that. (07/30/2007)
I have about a foot tall liberty spikes. I have tried everything. but egg whites. Nothing really worked besides Knox unflavored gelatin and the best I have used is wood glue.
I did my hair with wood glue in the picture. (08/07/2007)
Oh my goodness please do not use glue on your hair. There is a soap called "Pears" from England, and you can get it on the internet. It is widely used in England for spiking hair. It works better than anything you have ever used before. Just lather up a small amount with water, and style then let dry. It's a gentle soap -clear gold, looks like America's Neutrogena. (08/07/2007)
The secret is backcombing. Do that then put whatever you want in. My hawk is like 6 inches and it takes 5 minutes or so.
Ya all, when I had about 7-8 inch liberty spikes or even just a mohawk, was to use hairspray and hair glue. I used the Ice Spiker, and just any random can of extra hold hair spray. It worked everytime for me, and I'd recommend it to everyone.
I mostly used the glue for the liberty spikes and then a bit of hairspray afterwards for the extra hold. For the hawk just hairspray, enough of it to make it stand tall for a long time. (08/08/2007)
I just saw the picture below of a 6 year old with spiked hair. I hope this is for a Halloween costume.
Okay, my brother has about an 8 and a half inch hawk, and it's real curly. We've tried all the glues and such, but the best thing for it is Knox gelatin. It's the best thing out there. I usually do his hair and it takes me about a half hour to do 6-7 liberty spikes. If you get Knox and you use it and you end up with white all over your hawk when its dry, experiment and use less Knox. If you do it right and the hold is firm (which it usually is, Knox just bounces back to the spike, if it's bent when dry) the hawk or spikes will last up to 3 days. (08/12/2007)
By Sais Moi
I used to take a little hair glue and a lot off hair spray. (08/30/2007)
Glue works fine, but its so much easier and better to simply use hair spray and a blow dryer.
I don't have any pics of mine, but my friends do the same thing: (09/12/2007)
I just mix Jell-o mix, rubber cement, and toothpaste together, and it works great. It's like 36 inches. (09/15/2007)
I just use G2B. (09/15/2007)
Don't use glue in your hair, please! Hairspray works perfect, I've had my mohawk for about 2-3 years. It looks awesome, not to brag, but most of your mohawks look, well I don't know how else to put it, but awful. Use hairspray, a comb and a hair dryer, sooner or later you will get the combo, but don't use glue! (09/23/2007)
By Punk will never die
I've got a 5 inch mohawk, and everyday, I use Tresemme hairspray. It works awesome, and holds all day in school. lol. even in the rain, cuz it gets harder when it gets wet, but to get it out I just comb it. That stuff works very nicely. I've never used glue tho, maybe I should try it. Oh, and to get the back up good, I put my head down, and then when the hairspray is kinda wet, kinda dry, I put my head up, so then its in the middle, kinda. (10/05/2007)
My mohawk is about a foot long and here's the best way I do it.
1. charge your hair with a wool hat/towel (pretty much grind your hair in a circular motion into your head to tangle your hair). You can pretty much get the whole standing up off your head, but it won't have good shape.
2. Get a couple packs of Knox, with some hot water and only do the bottom of your mohawk (the first inch or two), starting at the back and blow drying each section before you move up.
3. Again starting at the back, wet the Knox into your hair and comb through hairdrying.
4. If you want add some hair spray or whatever.
If you do it right it can last about a week, but can be a bit tricky to get out. You'll have to stand under the shower and soak it for like 15 mins before it starts to give way. (10/07/2007)
By jim jim
I use Got2b Blasting Freeze spray.
I grab a section of my hair, and hold it up high while i spray all around paying extra attention to the base. Then I blow dry the hell out of it on max heat. It stays up pretty well. I am starting to use a comb now because it's getting around 6".
Yo! Ok I tried to mohawk my hair. It worked great. It is stiffer than a board and did not fall down. I used it for wild and wacky day. Here is what I used:
(1) Got2B Glue spray
(2) Elmer's School glue (gel)
(3) hair dryer
1. bend over and apply a lot of Elmer's glue
2. blow dry while smoothing out
3. stand up while holdin top of mohawk
4. spray a ton of Got2b glue spray
5. blow dry till completely dry
6. spray/glue the base extra
7. repeat until stiff (10/08/2007)
Ok so check this out. My mohawk is about 8 inches. All I do is use a comb and hairspray. The hairspray I use is Aquanet, but pretty much any good hairspray will work. Don't forget to blow dry! Just comb and spike it up!
Be ready for the "hard part", putting up the back because your arm is going get tired. (10/11/2007)
Don't use glue to make mohawk. (10/12/2007)
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