12 Days of Christmas Hair Day 6: Frohawk Natural Hair Updo

The edgy holiday look you'll need this season.

an afro woman with mohawk hairstyle side view


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On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… a festive natural hair idea! We absolutely couldn’t get enough of this natural hair frohawk, so we decided to tweak it into something festive for the holidays. ‘Tis the season for all things merry, so say hello to the festive frohawk natural hair updo hairstyle.

Almost every natural-haired gal can admit that they’ve spent hours upon hours watching YouTube tutorials to learn how to recreate fancy hairstyles for special occasions and holiday festivities. You know what else they can probably admit? The hairstyle they love and tried was an instant fail after multiple attempts. This is not to say you can’t nail that cool updo hairstyle from your favorite vlogger. But when all else fails, stick to what you know, or try something just a tad bit easier to master. Below, we demonstrate how you can create a frohawk natural hair updo for the holidays:

12 Days of Christmas Hair: Festive Frohawk Natural Hair Updo

Frohawk natural hair updo
Start your style off with lots of moisture. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

Step 1: Start clean.

Wash hair with Suave Professionals Coconut Milk Infusion Deep Moisture Shampoo and condition with Suave Professionals Coconut Milk Infusion Deep Moisture Conditioner. Apply a leave-in spray like Nexxus Lightweight Conditioning Mist throughout your hair, then air-dry or diffuse. If you want to create curls using a twist-out, use this curly hair tutorial by Mini Marley.

Step 2: Create your frohawk.

Need help with this step? Head on over to our frohawk tutorial to learn how to create a fauxhawk for natural hair.

Step 3: Fluff your hair.

Use your fingers to fluff your curls and add volume. For the bang area, use hairpins to secure your hair in the direction you want it to fall.

Frohawk natural hair updo hairstyle
Edgy with a touch of glam! Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

Step 4: Embellish your updo.

Add gilded pins or hair clips to your frohawk natural hair updo to decorate your hair.

Step 5: Set your style.

Finish your frohawk natural hair updo with a shine spray, like Bed Head by TIGI Masterpiece Shine Spray, to make your curls pop!


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