Spiking is a practice most often associated with the punk community, although other groups engage in it as well. This involves using some kind of gel, or other substance, to make your hair stick up on your head.

There is some disagreement as to what is the best substance to use for this.

  • Gel (advantages: relatively cheap, disadvantages: may not be strong enough)
  • Gelatin (unflavored, of course) (advantages: very cheap, VERY strong: you can do long spikes with this; disadvantages: takes a long time to wash out)
  • Glue
  • Egg whites