Use egg whites and a hair dryer, works great.
My hair is down to my elbows and i can make it spike by using sugar water mixed with gelitan and white glue. then dry it with a hair dryer. Im guessing since it works for my hair that it will work for your 'hawk! (07/25/2005)
I use got2be glued. Works great. Also Knox Gelatin works wonders. (07/31/2005)
The g2b glue is the best thats what Bands here in Dallas Texas use all the time. I happen to know cause my sons in one! FYI, I'm new to this site but it's awsome! (08/01/2005)
If you have shorter hair then beeswax works great, if longer elmers glue. (08/02/2005)
Elmers glue comes in many different forms, you want the plain white one....or actually any white glue like little kids use in school will work. You can also mix a kool-aid packet into the days amount if you want a different color. Strawberry: red, blueberry: blue, grape:purple... you get it. It washes out with the glue. Also, use a baking soda paste once a week to clear all the residue out. (08/04/2005)
I've always had good luck with using Elmer's School Glue, the gel kind though. It's colorless, and if the milk thing freaks you out, then this will be great. It's got sparkles in it, though, which can be fun...
In Australia, it would probably be called paper glue or school glue; it's basic white or clear glue that kids use for school projects and that if it gets on your hands, it washes off quite easily. I don't think PVA does... (08/06/2005)
Elmers glue is pretty good but it flakes alot, does anyone know how to stop it from flaking? (08/12/2005)
I use hair spray and a hair dryer, but it comes out chunky. I've used elmers glue on my old hawk too and that worked the best. but i've never tried got2b. I have, though, done spikes with got2b on my shorter hair and it works good too. so really wichever. got2b is a hell of alot easier to wash out though. (08/13/2005)
Try using egg white and elmer's together, works better than anything and dosen't flake gloop on comb in and blow dry. (08/13/2005)
I have a medium length (6"-7") mohawk and I use G2b glued spiking freeze spray. I think that the spray works a lot better than their regular glue does. I used to use the glue, but it gets hard to keep your hair up with that after it gets to a certain length. That might be because I have relatively thin hair. The only bad thing about the spray is if your hair is dyed, the spray makes the dye come out much faster. (08/26/2005)
I used some egg whites, glue, and hairspray last night for the first time on my mohawk. I couldn't beleive elmers glue is strong enough to hold for eight to ten hours of bouncy fun! lol. I spike my mohawk with some funky hairspray called hold it or I use spiker normally. Its a styling glue. But I never thought I'd get such a great hold with elmers. For a while I couldn't figure out how to do it the right way, and after doing it a couple times I now know what I'm doing. I'm really glad I read some of the posts upove cause they were a lot of help. Thank you all!. (10/31/2005)
I agree with Kim, egg whites will work wonders...
If you can drive, then look around for Amish or Mennonites - they will often sell you eggs cheaper then you can get in the store.
For glue, you may be able to find homemade recipes on the net...I know I've seen them, but could not begin to say where or whether or not they would be cheaper then buying it - though if you are gunna buy it, buy it in bulk (from a craft store) as that'll likely be cheaper then by the bottle.
I've had friends that used spray paint - but I don't remember how well that worked. (02/20/2006)
The best way is to just backcomb the roots and to just gel the rest up with elmers. (03/31/2006)
Trust me elmers glue dont work on thin hair it stunts its growth & makes it clumpy. The got2b freezing spray works but make its to stiff & ugly looking. If you want a soft fan that holds up (mine is over 1 foot), I use salon grafix gigga hold hairspray (yellow can, black li).
If your really active or do a lot of shows. Try mixing sugar water, egg whites, knox gelatin and little elmor's glue and blow dry up (stays up for 7 days and wont crack or fall).
By thor j.
Could someone make me a step by step method for putting up your mohawk, tonight I am going to try the egg whites. I have done it with just hair spray a straitener and a blow dryer.
I would like to know what is the best to use and what will keep it up the longest. Also how long it would take to but up or if you go upside down or how long to wait after putting the goop in your hair. Thanks.
Egg whites is a good way to do it but it gets messy really easy if you're not careful.
The best way I'd say is to get flavorless KNOX gelatin mix. You just mix it with some water till it looks like snot, and then put it in the microwave so it melts.
When you take it out you comb it through and blow dry. This works for days if you do it well enough.
Hairspray and glue is terrible to use if you want a nice sized hawk. (06/12/2006)
Elmer's glue is NOT made from milk, it's totally vegan and works wonderfully on my 8" mohawk. (06/23/2006)
*to the kid with the question about wood glue* NO! I tried carpenter's wood glue, and it dosen't work. It gets dry to fast and just flakes off. You should go with elmer's glue and then blow dry. (06/26/2006)
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