With my hair - I used to use Elmer's glue, but that was harsh to get out. Lots of hair got ripped out in the process in the shower so I eventually gave up on that. Now I just use strong hair spray (alcohol-based for quick dry) on very dry hair. I do each spike individually and use a hair dryer on it for about five minutes. Sometimes I use a touch of glue on the tips to get them sharp, but that's about it.
As for hair dye, I use Manic Panic. I bleach the hair thoroughly and then wait about 24 hours before putting the color in. I usually rinse the bleached hair but I never use a conditioner after the bleach because that makes colors duller when I try to apply them. I like Manic Panic because it's just a dye... it doesn't fry hair like hair color kits. Therefore I leave it in for several hours to get maximum color saturation.
Yeah, thats a fuckin kickass hawk. I used to swear by soap and glue, cuz I had no electricity or sink. Now I use Murray's pomade (jeez I'm starting to sound like a commercial for the stuff). It's a lot like how you want the soap to be only a little better and not painful. Soap kinda dries out yer hair and tugs at your scalp.