Mohawks are super edgy and I love how they look on natural hair, so I decided to try it! This mohawk look is simple to create. You'll need a few rubber bands (soak them in an oil like coconut or olive oil to prevent them from drying out your hair) and a bobby pin or two that you will be using temporarily.
- Jessicurl Too Shea! Extra Moisturizing Conditioner (review here.)
- Morocco Method Styling Pomades (review here.)
I first parted a centered circle right at the front of my hair. I used a rat-tail comb to part, but this part does not have to be perfect. I then two-strand twisted it to keep it out of the way.
With my fingers, I parted five horizontal sections of hair, parting from one side of my head all the way to the other side.
I split the first section (directly behind the front circular section) into two. You can see that one half of the first section is being held out of the way by the pink clip. I then used pomade on the other half of the section to smooth my hair upward toward the center of my head. I used a boar bristle brush to further help with the smoothing. I held the smoothed section down with a bobby pin.
I did the very same thing with the other side, smoothing the section up to meet with the other section.
Here is how the first section should now look.
I removed the bobby pins and used a rubber band to tie the two smoothed sections together.
I moisturized the section, added a bit of pomade for extra hold, and made a two-strand twist with the section. Now, the first section is finished.
Repeat this with the next section. Split the section in half, smooth one half to the middle of your head and hold it down with a bobby pin, smooth the other half to the middle of your head, join the two with a rubber band, then make a two-strand twist with the section.
Here's how it should all look. I took that very front circular section and tied it with a rubber band as well. Notice that the sections do not show any parts. Since I parted with my fingers, I didn't want the jagged parts to show, so I smoothed it in a way that made the sections "overlap" the parts. If you use a comb to part neatly, then you can feel free to let the neat parts show.
I let the twists dry, then I unraveled them and fluffed them out for an amazing twist-out mohawk!