How to do a natural hair ‘frohawk: A Step-by-step guide

Jeanette | 30 November 2016
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5 mins Style Easy

Nail this ‘fro-tastic hairstyle in five.

Want to master the natural hair ‘frohawk? We’re not surprised. Not only is this party ‘do super easy to create (yet still packs a punch in the style department), but it also makes for an ideal way to tame some of those unruly curls in your afro. However, before you proceed, we must warn you: we can’t be held accountable for the number of heads you’ll turn with this statement black hairstyle!

So, if you’re ready to take on the boldest ‘do of the season, watch the video tutorial above, or scroll down to find out how to nail this look with our step-by-step guide.

How to do a natural hair ‘frohawk

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1

Wash your hair.

To work this ‘frohawk like a pro, start with nice, clean tresses. We suggest washing your mane with the Dove Advanced Series Absolute Quench Shampoo and Conditioner, which has been specifically designed with curly and coily hair types in mind.

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2

Apply leave-in conditioner.

Once you’ve washed and fully dried your strands, it’s time to get your natural hair ready to style. Liberally spray the TIGI S-Factor Papaya Leave-in Moisture Spray all over your ‘fro, to help moisturise and make detangling your hair easier.

 

 

 

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3

Part your hair.

Using the tip of your comb, create a horizontal parting from ear-to-ear, gathering the lower section of hair at the nape of your neck to create a ponytail. Secure your pony with a snag-free hairband.

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4

Create more ponytails.

Now create a second parting a few inches above the first, and tie it into a ponytail. Repeat this process one more time until you’ve created 3 ponytails that sit down the middle of your head. To achieve the style in short hair, it will be easier to create more, smaller ponytails.

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5

Apply hair oil.

Apply a few pumps of the Dove Advanced Hair Series Pure Care Dry Oil Nourishing Treatment to the palms of your hands, and rub the oil so it fully coats your hands. Now gently apply the oil to your natural hair ‘frohawk.

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6

Fluff your 'fro.

Once you’ve applied your hair oil, softly pull at the ends to ‘fluff out’ your ‘fro, to make it appear fuller.

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7

Final look.

Et voila: you’ve created a beautiful and edgy ‘frohawk, that’s bursting with personality! Now that’s what we call minimum effort, with high impact results.

 

Loved creating this natural hair ‘frohawk? Then you’ll definitely fall head-over-heels for our Natural Hair Care and Black Hairstyles pages – they’re practically overflowing awesome expert tips and tricks, as well as a number of fierce styles!