The curly Mohawk is a faux Mohawk hairstyle designed for naturally curly hair, particularly African hair types. If you’d like to experiment with a punk rock look for a show or a night at the club without committing to a true shaved Mohawk, the curly Mohawk is a good compromise. This hairstyle works best with shoulder-length hair.

Things You'll Need

Wash your hair and moisturize it with pomade. Curl your hair with eight hair pins and wrap a bandana over your hair. Sleep with the bandana on or wear it for at least eight hours.

Remove the curlers and fluff your hair out.

Comb your curls up toward the center of your head to create a curly Mohawk shape. Your hair should be sleek on the sides with big, curly hair running down the center of your head.

Secure your hair in place with hair pins.

Seal the hairstyle with additional pomade.