A lot of people always ask me how I get really spikey hair. Some of you have seen my pic and know what I'm talking about. So I figured I would just write them down for everyone. I imagine most of you have short hair and something like LA Looks hold 5 is good enough. But for those with longer hair who want to get spikey this will be good for you. I use several products. DEP sculpting clay (stronger than fiber and $3.99), Glu, and jello... yes jello. Glu is $6, Dep is $4, and Jello is $.99 If you want nice clean spikes I would go with the Dep. Do not wet your hair, go in perfect dry and get about a nice amont (size of a quarter and a 1/4 of an inch high) run it through your hair as if you are slicking it back but not very hard, then gently bring it up and with your two fingers start making spikes. You can clump them together or make individual ones. Work fast though guys cause this stuff is like cement. With the Jello you mkae a messier spike because it not as strong as Dep. Jello works great for that ad mohawks. The clubbing scene in Chicago is starting to become a little more punk so mohawks are in. what you do is buy unflavoured jello. You pour water into the mix and boil it or nuke it. Make sure it's not boiling hot when it gets into your hair cause that will hurt . It will be sticky but you can work it longer than Dep or Glu. Glu is your basic paste hair gel. Just like Ice but $6 cheaper. It's not as strong as Dep. You can also create nice clean spikes or messy. I also like to run some water through my hair and the lightly dry it to make it kinda damp. Take about the same amount as the dep. Run it through your hair as if you were slicking it back, then bring it up again and form your spikes. If you want a nice shine then sprey some hair sprey when you are finished. Guys with curly hair, don't fret, go to your local walgreens or walmart and pick up a mens straightner. Read the directions on how to warm it up, then starting from the back straighten your hair. pick up a clump, apply the straightner from bottom to top. and work your way forward. As for dying... The hot color right now is pearl black. Hope that helps. Post some of your tips.