I use knox and got2be and they work awesomely I use know to form it and got2be for the base
my hair is around a foot i would say and i use bedhead hard head hairspray but it takes quite a bit and doesn't hold for all that long. i also use aquanet extra super hold hairspray and that works pretty well. i like aussie instant freeze hairspray, that works well. i usualy start either with bedhead or aquanet, get my fan up and then use the aussie freeze spray over it to get a good hold and then a little bit of got2be glued at the end just to make sure everything stays and to fix the tips so they're not all frizzy. and that holds for days, with touch ups ofcourse.