How to make an afro Mohawk

Written by chance e. gartneer
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How to make an afro Mohawk
An afro Mohawk is made from curly hair. (Aidon/Photodisc/Getty Images)

An afro Mohawk, or fro hawk, is a variation on the standard Mohawk because you're not required to shave your head. The hairstyle relies on curly hair at least 5 cm (2 inches) long to achieve the pulling back on the sides and the volume in the Mohawk. An afro Mohawk is both a serious fashion statement and a fun look.

Things you need

  • Spray bottle full of water
  • Hair grips

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  1. 1

    Moisten your hair with a spray bottle. You don't want it damp or wet -- just a light mist all over.

  2. 2

    Shake out the moisture. You want to make your hair fluffy and fuller.

  3. 3

    Grab the hair on the right side of your head and pull straight back just over your ear. Make it taut but not too tight.

  4. 4

    Pin the hair to the back of the head with a hair grip that is level with the palm of your hand. Allow about a 6 mm (1/4 inch) of hair to go past the hair grip to make it secure.

  5. 5

    Continue to pull back the hair on the right side and add hair grips above and below the first one, creating a line.

  6. 6

    Place a hair grip just above the top one in the line. Insert it at a 45-degree angle pointing forward to give volume to the top.

  7. 7

    Place one more hair grip at the bottom of the hair grip line. Insert it at a 45-degree angle pointing back for more volume.

  8. 8

    Repeat the process on the left side of the head.

  9. 9

    Stand back and check the balance of the Mohawk in the mirror. Use extra hair grips if a side sticks out more.

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