Mine is over 16 inches tall, and it stays up for about a week (give or take) at a time. Just like Steve said, I use Got2b Freeze Spray, and it REALLY works. I normally just stand up the hawk, then keep spraying it until it's so stiff that putting the blow dryer a few inches away doesn't make it move, that way I KNOW it's done sturdy. You can even grab it and fold it down past my shoulders, and as soon as you let go it pops right back up. I normally just spray it again every morning just to be safe, but it still stays up for quite a few days even when I don't.
I still bathe and stay clean just fine....
Your hawk is too thin at the base. There really isn't any way to fix it, you've got too much weight and not enough base. If it's getting too thin to fan, it may just be getting too thin from breakage and what not. The best way to avoid your issue, is to start out with a nice wide base and let it grow from there.
isinglass, sugar water or just some hair spray?
Once I got my mohawk up for like.. a month or something like that. If you really want a shower, than make sure that the water wont hit your mohawk.
Dont shower. :) Also you could just wash your bangs and dont shower for like 2 days or something. also sleep on small pillows!
hahaha, use elmers glue and then keep that shit up!!!! also ive had mine up for like...9 days max and took 4 showers during those days and it helps to keep your head outta the shower haha