Haircuts come in all different shapes, sizes, colors, lengths, etc. With so many options at your disposal, it can be hard to decide on just one.
You want your hairstyle to look formal, but you also want a bit of spontaneity to it. If that's the combination that you're looking for, then spiky hair is the way to go!
Maybe you've never had spiky hair before and don't know how to achieve the right shape. Perhaps it has been a while since you last tried.
Whatever the case, here are several tips on how to get your spiky hair just the way you want it!
1. Consider the Products You're Using
Everybody's go-to when they decide to spike their hair is hair gel. That could be because of the heavy influence it had back in the late '90s or early 2000s when spiky hair was just becoming hot.
However, that was a long time ago. Hair products have come a long way since then, and it may be time for you to put the gel away for good.
There are several different products that you can use such as pomade, styling compound, paste, etc.
Not only are products becoming more efficient, but the awareness of the materials in them has also improved as well. That means your products will be healthier for your hair and smell better too!
2. Keep Your Hair Damp While Spiking
This is a mistake that many people make when spiking their hair. There are actually two ways you can mess this up: a) you put the product in when your hair is to dry or b) when it's too wet.
There's a fine line there, and you need to walk it like Johnny Cash. The ideal condition would be to come out of the shower and dry your hair a bit, but leave it damp.
This allows you to style the hair and form it the way you want to without the product washing away from hair that's too wet. If you try to spike hair that's too dry, the end result will look clumpy and unappealing.
3. Consider Your Hairstyle
There are several different hairstyles that go well will spiky hair. Choosing the right one can help people see your personality a little better.
For example, you could choose a high fade cut with a side part, leaving it a little longer on the top. Then you can achieve a business-style cut that looks professional and exciting.
Perhaps you choose to go the faux hawk haircut in whatever size that you'd like. Are you looking to make a statement, but keep it on the reserved side? If so, maybe shorter would be more your vibe.
However, if you're looking for a cut that's as loud and proud as you are, then getting a faux hawk with maximum length can be the statement you're looking for.
Consider the type of spiky hair you want, how much of it, and then do some research on the best hairstyles to support it.
4. Comb the Landscape
Depending on how long you're trying to keep your hair as you spike it, one thing you may need to keep an eye out for is hair knots. They're painful and can be a son-of-a-you-know-what to get out.
To prevent yourself from the pain, start by taking a comb through your damp hair before you spike it.
This will also make it easier to style as you spike it and put each strand of hair where it needs to go.
If you're trying to keep an "organized spike" look then keep that comb on hand while you style it. A brush or two here or there can make a world of difference in your hair's shape.
5. Research Different Ideas
No matter how experienced or inexperienced you are with spiking your hair, this tip pertains to everyone.
If you've never spiked it before, you'll want inspiration. If you spiked it one way most of your lifetime, then it's time for a change!
Be sure to do some research on the different types of spiky hair that men and women are rocking out there in the world.
"How do I perform research on hairstyles?" you might ask. One word: Google.
Look up inspiration from styles that your favorite celebrities or musicians are rocking as they're always a good way to start your search.
Try to keep an open mind. Even though you've never rocked a certain hairstyle before doesn't mean you can't pull it off. Just factor in the prep time it will take each day with certain styles and you'll be good to go!
6. Consider Your Head Shape
While it might seem weird to some, there are people out there that don't consider how the hairstyle will look on their entire head.
Heads come in all different shapes (and sizes). Luckily, there is a spiky hair design to fit each one, you just have to figure out what that looks like.
A good rule of thumb is to take a hard look in the mirror and see how your head is shaped. Is it round? Are there bumps? Do you have a scar somewhere you'd want to cover?
Then, look at the hairstyles of celebrities and people you know with a similarly shaped head. If you follow that guideline, you can't go wrong!
Get Your Spiky Hair Going Today!
Now that you've seen all the different ways you can achieve optimal spiky hair, it's time to start rocking the spiked hair look!
Be sure to read this article on the differences between pomade and gel, for more information on the products you should use.
For more information, please reach out via our contact us page and we'll be happy to assist you further.