Birthday Hair: Flat-Twist Mohawk

So, last week was my birthday. I stressed and agonized over how I would fix my hair. Originally, I wanted to do a straight style, but a busy women like me just simple ran out of time. So, what’s a girl to do–a quick flat-twist mohawk/ pompadour style. This is a no-fuss, low-maintenance style. It actually lasted me for two weeks because I decided to do my hair a week before my birthday. Naturally, I was concerned that by the time my birthday came, my hair would look totally bogus, but it didn’t. Here’s some tips on how I achieved this look.

1, First I washed and conditioned my hair and applied herbal oil and shea butter throughout for extra moisture.Next, I divided my hair into sections. As with any elaborate style, you have to plan it out first. So, I looked in the mirror and I decided how wide I wanted my mohawk in the front and made parts on each side. Then I gathered all the hair on the top of my head and tied it with a scrunchy to keep it out if the way.(Note: I did not have to part all the way down to the nape of the neck.)

2. Starting near the temple of my head (more so on the side of my forehead), I parted a small section about the width out my finger, going on a curve. Then, I flat-twisted up toward the top on my head, but not quite all the way to the top. I stopped twisting at the part I made initially for the mohawk and secured it with a bobby pin. This twist is now the guide for the rest of the twist on that side of my head.

3. I flat-twisted the remaining hair so that each twist lined up with the first twist. The first twist will also be the longest. Each twist should gradually get shorter as you reach the nape of the neck or the front of your head. I repeated steps two and three on the other side. The mohawk should be the widest at the crown of head and narrow toward the nape of the neck and front of the head.

4. Now, at first I wasn’t sure what to do with the top. I could have done flat-twist in the front that go straight to the top of my head and afro in the back. Instead, I chose to pick out the top so that I could smooth it down and secure it with bobby pins (and lots of them). Because the hair is already puffy I decided to create a little pompadour hump in the front of the mohawk.

5. For the back, I inititally just ‘froed it out. (not shown). A few days before my birthday I put two-strand twist with loc and twist gel in the back to do a twistour which I took down the day of.

Mohawks can get very creative and they are quite versatile. I had a lot of fun with this style and I plan to do more variations of it.

Tell us what you think of the look!

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