1. Wash and towel dry your hair, next evenly distribute gel, mousse or salt spray. Using a blow drier stretch the hair with your fingers in upward strokes at the front and back at the sides, directing the airflow down at the back of your head.
2. Testing to feel your hair is bone dry before applying a matte wax or paste. Begin with a ten cent amount, rub vigorously in your palms to warm the product and immediately apply throughout the entire head, messing it up to make sure every bit of hair has been worked.
3. To achieve the desired volume, create circular motions with your palm around the crown of your head dragging your hand up. Follow with the same moves at the front and back throughout each of the side sections.