When I had a short hawk (<3 Inches) Brylcreem looked best, dunno if its in the US
Schwarzkpopf Got2Be Glued Freeze Spray (it's a tall, yellow can) and Schwarzkopf Got2Be Sexy Collagen Lift Effect Spray (a tall, red can).
I use the red can on my hair and push it up to get initial lift and an even spacing for the fan, then hold it up with a comb, spray on the yellow can and blowdry it until it's hard. I do that every Monday morning and then sleep on my side to have it last all week with only minor touch-ups needed.
blowdry, comb, spray got2be glued, comb, blowdry, comb again
then I repeat several times until I've got the hold I want and the look I'm going for
given enough hairspray, you can get the hold you're looking for, but after a point it gets more difficult to get the "dry fluffy" kind of look I'm usually trying for. the main thing is just practice, practice, practice until you figure out a system that works for you.