Very few people have obedient hair - the sort of locks that do what you want them to do, and stay like that all day. Which is where hair gel and wax come in. For fine hair, gel offers more control. Use wax or moulding mud on thick or wavy hair for a more natural look. Toni & Guy funky-gum by Boots ($60) For your average user, this is too greasy, but if you like your hair seriously spiky, this is the one for you. Twisting, spiking or dreading it can do it all. Toni & Guy define-it wax by Boots ($90) This is great for short hair with natural body. It offers more control than other waxes and is easy to restyle. Gives shine without being greasy. Doesn't wilt in Hong Kong humidity. L'Oreal Fixing gel with Multi-vitamins ($41.90) Reasonably priced and non-sticky, this classic hair gel has been around for years and does the trick. The effects are not long-lasting, but it's only gel! Sebastian - Get Some Body ($159) This is quite pricey, but if you have fine hair you can't beat it for extra body and fullness. Available from salons and at Professional Hair Products (G/F, 49A Wellington St. Tel: 2536 0603) Aveda elements defining whip ($200) Gives a feisty edge to short hair. Easy to use and indulgently creamy. But if you have long hair stay away, it won't do you any favours.