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How to Do a Frohawk On Natural Hair

A simple fauxhawk hairstyle for curly girls!

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Sometimes the hairstyles we admire the most are the looks we don’t actually have the guts to get—take short mohawk haircuts, for instance. Get this: You don’t have to do away with your length to create the look. The frohawk (a.k.a. a fauxhawk for natural-haired gals) is such a great way to replicate the mohawk hairstyle without having to shave the sides of your hair.

The frohawk is a look specifically created for natural hair textures because of the hair’s ability to be fluffed up and styled into a ‘fro. When it comes to nailing the Afro effect, the bigger, the better. Give this fun look a go on your natural hair using this simple tutorial!

Frohawk On Natural Hair: How to Create the Look

Step 1

Refresh hair with a conditioning mist.

To begin the frohawk style, gently spritz your hair with Nexxus New York Salon Care Lightweight Conditioning Mist to add moisture to your hair before styling.

frohawk tutorial leave-in conditioner
Step 2

Divide hair into four sections.

Starting at the back of your head, create your first section for your frohawk by creating a ponytail and securing with a hair elastic. Continue this method until you’ve reached the front of your hair.

frohawk tutorial divide hair
Step 3

Fluff your ponytails.

Fluff each ponytail of your frohawk to separate your curls and give them a boost of volume and an Afro effect.

frohawk fluff ponytails
Step 4

Apply oil.

Use Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil to finish off your look. Squirt 2 to 3 pumps of product into your hands, then work the oil through your hair.

frohawk tutorial add oil
Step 5


If needed, you can set your style with a holiding spray like TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Hairspray for a flexible hold. You’re all set!

frohawk final look

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