How Do You Spike Your Hair?

How Do You Spike Your Hair?

To spike your hair, wash the hair with shampoo, let it dry, and then pull up the hair strands with hair wax. This hour-long task requires a mirror, a comb, hair wax and water.

  1. Wash and dry your hair

    Wash your hair with shampoo, and rinse it out to remove any hair products. Let your hair dry for several minutes.

  2. Apply the hair wax, and pull up the spikes

    Comb your hair to detangle and straighten it. Rub the hair wax over the tips of your fingers, and dab the wax over a section of hair you want to spike. Spread the wax over the hair strands. Hold the base of the section with your thumb and forefinger, and pull up your fingers to form a spike. Gently release the spike. Working from the front of your hair to the back, repeat this process until your hair is full of spikes.

  3. Adjust the spikes, and wash your hands

    Use a mirror to adjust the spikes. To lower the spikes, gently run your hands over the tips. For a tousled look, point the tip of each spike in a different direction. Wash your hands with soap and water to remove the wax.