Braided Mohawk Hairstyles: Edgy ‘Dos for Black Hair

Miriam Herst | 15 November 2017

These Instagram-inspired braided mohawks are the best way to spruce up your hair.

Braids are an understandable favorite when it comes to natural hairstyle options you can choose from. Not only do these intricate styles look amazing, but they also help protect delicate hair. If you’re feeling uninspired by your usual braid options, you’ll be thrilled to hear that braided mohawk hairstyles are having a major moment.

Mohawks generally have a pretty hardcore punk rock reputation, and you might not have previously considered this style. We’ve put together a collection of braided mohawk hairstyles we found on Instagram to prove just how versatile the mohawk really is. From feminine twisted looks to boldly woven styles, you can wear this style in any number of ways and find the look that best suits you. Opt for a style with an edge this season and check out some of our favorite mohawk braids:

Flattering Braided Mohawk Styles to Consider

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Box braids have never looked so good! Photo credit:

1. Box Braid Mohawk

If you’ve been rocking box braids for a while and you’re getting tired of wearing your braids loose, simply weave them into a thick faux mohawk braid on the top of your head and secure the style in place with a hair tie. This style has a huge impact and is a great way to show off highlighted braids. Credit: @shortti3

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Who knew a mohawk could look so girly?! Photo credit:

2. Flat Twist Mohawk

If you’re a little hesitant about trying out a mohawk and you’re looking for an understated variation of this style, this twisted natural hair mohawk style is the best option for you. Use a flat twist technique to create a more subtle undercut effect and opt for this quick and easy style that is both work and school appropriate. Credit: @christian_byshe

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3. Giant Twist Mohawk

On the other end of the spectrum in the braided mohawk hairstyles department is something a little more drastic. We love this giant twisted mohawk and the way the sides of this look have been slicked back to ensure that none of the focus is taken away from this incredible mega braid. Credit: @stylesbyneem

Editor’s tip: If you want to try out one of these braided mohawks, we recommend treating your hair to a little TLC. Start off by spraying your hair with S Factor by TIGI Papaya Leave-In Moisture Spray, before following up with an oil-based product like Nexxus Humectress Encapsulate Serum. Finish off with a rich cream, like Suave Professionals Avocado+Olive Oil Smoothing Leave-In Conditioning Cream, where your hair will feel extra nourished and soft right away.

Looking for more mohawk styles? Check out 8 fashionable mohawk hairstyles for women