How to Use Hair Molding Glue

Use hair molding glue to achieve the hairstyle you want and make it last.

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Remember when you used to make mud pies when you were a kid? OK, well this isn't exactly like that, but it's the same idea of sticking your hands in some gunk and playing around to make things look the way you want. Hair molding glue is a product that, when used right, can help you achieve a hard-to-hold hairstyle and keep it in place all day -- or night -- long. Glue on girlie!


Squirt or scoop out a dime-sized amount of glue into one palm. You don't want to overdo it with this stuff; no matter what brand of hair glue you use, this stuff is heavy duty and a little bit goes a long way.


Rub your hands together to blend the product.


Run your hands through your hair, starting where you want to focus the product, whether you're going for an all over mohawk or just want to spike up a bit of hair at the front. Some molding gels work on dry hair, others on damp, and you can use some for either way. Read the directions on your product so you're sure.


Style your hair as desired. If you think you've got a bit too much glue on any spot, comb it out before the glue dries, and you're good to go.


Repeat with additional glue as needed. You can add a couple layers of glue but remember, you don't want to overdo it because this will only end up weighing your hair down and cramping your style.

Tips & Tricks


A bit of heat can enhance the stick of your glue even more. Use your hair dryer over the glued areas of your hair after applying the product and style with one hand as you hold the dryer in the other.

Most hair molding glue is water-resistant, so your style will last even if in bad weather; check the instructions on the product before using to be sure.


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