For years, it seems spiky hair has gotten something of a bad rap. It’s been associated with only the sleaziest guys—macho men who bathe in cologne and spend half their time in tanning beds or teenage boys who hope to become the same thing. However, things could be on the upswing for the underappreciated hairstyle soon! If you’re interested in helping to revive the look, here’s what you’ll need to know and do.

Products Are Key

As with any kind of hairstyling, if you’re going to spike your hair, you’ll need the right hair products for remy hair. For instance, if you plan on spiking your hair and have an undercut underneath, you’ll need clippers to maintain that specific length in the back. You may also want to keep a decent arsenal of hair gel (for the spiking process), a hair dryer (to enhance your hair’s spikiness), pomade (water-based, for glossy spikes) and hair wax (for subtler spikes). You’ll also want to stock up on sulfate free shampoo and conditioners to help your hair’s hygiene amidst all the extra product!

How Long Does My Hair Have to Be?

Ideally, you should have hair measuring between a half inch and two inches—at the top, at least. You can do whatever you want with the sides, from including them to buzzing them off. Which style you choose will depend largely on your hair texture. If your hair is on the curlier side, you may simply want to fade your non-spiked hair. Straight-haired people will enjoy the undercut look. Be warned the longer your hair is, the longer it will take to spike and the more likely your spikes will turn into large, lumpy masses. You’ll also need to use more products to achieve a successful look—hair spray included!

Create great spikes with hair products for remy hair.

Hair products for remy hair help create great spikes.

What Kind of Spikes Do You Want?

As far as this hairstyle goes, there are two varieties: natural and gelled. Natural spikes typically use lighter products, such as mousses, to ensure your hair is still styled how you wanted it but able to last through the night. Gelled hair can only be achieved with the use of hair oil and some hair spray to ensure your mess isn’t that bad! Your spikes can point either slanted to one side or straight up.

A Little About the Spiking Process

Spiking your hair is quite easy! Apply the styling product of your choice to your hair to get the process started, then either comb your fingers through your hair or go through shaping the spikes by hand. Doing so will help to further shape and set the spikes the way you want. Additionally, you may want to blow dry your new spikes from a reasonable distance (around a whole foot, at minimum). This will really set your spikes by drying the product you’ve used.

Spiky hair may be making a comeback, but it isn’t considered 100 percent cool yet! On this site, you’ll find a lot more information about both men’s styling suggestions and quality hair care. And don’t forget to contact us any time with any questions you may have about your hair care!