Mohawk haircuts, named after the North American Indian tribe, are an attention-grabbing haircut. They consist of a strip of hair running down the centre of the head from the forehead to the back of the scalp. Mohawks were a popular hairstyle with punk rockers in the late 1970s and continue to be worn by those wanting to make a statement. Hair teasing is a styling technique that makes hair look bigger and fuller by backcombing it toward the scalp. Mohawk haircuts can be teased, provided they are of sufficient length, at least 3 inches or longer.
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Things you need
- Natural-bristle brush
- Teasing comb or metal comb
- Firm hairspray
Remove all tangles by brushing the Mohawk back using a natural-bristle brush.
Comb a 1- to 2-inch section of the hair forward, beginning at the front of the head. Lift this section straight up and hold it between your fingers with one hand. With your other hand, backcomb this section of hair with a teasing comb by combing it down from the top, toward the scalp, in short, sharp strokes while holding the ends between your fingers.
Repeat this process, one section at a time, working toward the back of the head. If more teasing is needed after the first pass to make the hair stay up, repeat the teasing process.
Spray the Mohawk with a firm hairspray when it is sufficiently teased.
Tips and warnings
- Make sure your hair is completely dry before teasing, as teasing wet hair can damage hair strands.
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