I use many stuff except gel and mousse >_< they suck. My favorite is mate paste and mate powder. Combined, they give cool texture and of course hair spray for wind protection but a weak one because strong ones make hair crunchy, its as bad as greasy look :P
I use Axe Understated hair cream. I used to just buzz cut my hair, but recently started to try a different look. I started getting the sides buzzed and left the top to grow and used Axe to level all the hair that stuck out (I looked like someone had just rubbed a balloon against my head). Just dampen your hair, take a slightly less than finger-tip amount, rub it around, comb your hair, prop up the front a bit, and job done. Nice natural look. Doesn't look greasy at all.