Recently my wife talked me into spiking my hair for the first time ever. Prior to this my choice of hairstyle was the less than glamorous “comb it back” look, which another friend of mine recently commented on that I have had the same hairstyle since I was thirteen years old. So one day I bit the bullet at the local barber shop and asked them to go ahead and spike my hair. So began the quest for the perfect hair care product with which to spike my newly spiky hair. After a number of flops, I settled on FX Special Effects Pliable Molding Wax by Vogue International, and I have been using it very happily ever since. I can safely say that this is the best hair wax and spiking agent that I have found on the market.
One thing I like about the FX Special Effects Pliable Molding Wax by Vogue International is its balance between firmness and pliability, as the name would indicate. The wax is firm enough to remain in place all day as long as I do not touch my hair too often, and the pliable hair was is not so firm that it feels like I just dipped my head into a vat of Super Glue. The balance between these two extremes was evident in the wax from the first time I scooped a bit out of the jar with my fingers, even before I applied the wax in my hair.
Another thing I like about the FX Special Effects Pliable Molding Wax is the fact that I can apply the wax to my hair straight out of the shower with very little time commitment. Since I think of hair care as the most boring thing in the world to have to think about, the styling ease and small preparation time is an important factor for me. To prepare my hair after a shower, all I must do is lightly towel dry my hair, apply a small quantity of the pliable hair wax to my fingers (the exact quantity is a function of how long my hair is at the time), spread the wax out onto my hands evenly, and rub the wax vigorously into my semi-wet hair. The faster and more vigorously that I apply the wax, the spikier and more defined are the resulting spikes.
One problem that I have with my hair in particular is that my hair gets rather curly when it gets too long. As a result I have had problems with the other products I tried causing my hair to look curly rather than spiky. Since I was after the spikes, an essential criterion for a hair wax is that it succeed in overcoming my hair’s tendency to curl. The FX Special Effects Pliable Hair Wax by Vogue International does just that, and actually succeeds in causing my curly hair to look spiky instead of curly or wavy.
One disadvantage to this product is that one must use significantly larger quantities as one’s hair increases in length. Since I am notorious for waiting a long time to got get a haircut, I find that I have to purchase the FX Special Effects Pliable Molding Wax more frequently than I would really like, but that is more a problem with my laziness than with the wax itself.
A final thing that I do like about the FX Special Effects Pliable Molding Wax by Vogue International is the presentation and appearance of the product itself and its packaging. The FX Special Effects Pliable Molding Wax by Vogue comes packaged in an attractive neon green plastic jar that is just over one inch tall. It has a silver-gray lid with purple lettering on top. Inside, the wax itself is a matching shade of neon green, which I just find to be neat. Because of the bright color of the wax, though, it is essential that one rub the wax into the hair thoroughly so that the greenness of the wax is not apparent in your final styling.
In conclusion, the FX Special Effects Pliable Molding Hair Wax by Vogue International is the best product that I have found for spiking even difficult to train hair. It is the right balance of firmness and pliability, and is effective in keeping one’s hair in place for many hours at a time.