Natural Mohawk with Plumb Ombre Color from Kenya Young

Salon: Young Sassy & Unique
Stylist: Kenya Young
Model: Alicia
Make Up: Deirdre Clay


The Mohawk has become a well-known trend among all hair types. No matter what culture, mostly everyone is familiar with this popular do. And Kenya Young from Young, Sassy and Unique Hair Salon in Durham, NC shows us just how versatile a Mohawk can be. In this image, Kenya adds an ombre hair color to the mohawk and makes it both earthy and edgy. Let’s find out how you can create this look on your own.

What You Will Need:
Diffuser (optional)
Light Oil
Rat tail comb
Butterfly Clamps
Bobby pins
Afro Pick

Step 1: Shampoo
Wash your hair. Whenever you braid you hair, it’s best to start with a clean scalp. This is because braids last for a considerable length of time and particles can accumulate in the hair. Starting with clean hair will enable you to go longer between washes.

Step 2: Condition and Detangle
Condition your hair and then rinse with cool water.Natural hair can be somewhat dry at times which means it needs a lot of moisture. That’s why it is best to condition your hair before you braid it. Not only does conditioning make the hair more soft and manageable, but it also helps to ensure that your ends don’t get damaged as you twist and pull.Use your rat tail comb to detangle your hair before you rinse away the conditioner.

Step 3: Dry
Allow your hair to dry before you braid. This makes it easier for you to grab hold of your strands without them being too slippery. If you are in a crunch for time, you may also consider using a diffuser. It gets the hair dry without taking away a lot of your moisture or causing heat damage.

Step 4: Oil Your Scalp
Add light oil to your scalp. Not only is oil healthy for the scalp, but it will also give your hair a sheen. And your finished look will look more polished.

Step 5: Part Your Hair
On each side of your head, divide your hair into four even parts and use butterfly clamps to secure each section. Each part should start from your hair line and extend toward the crown of your head. Do not part along the front of your head or the back. The further you part, the less hair you will have sticking out in the center of your mohawk, so be sure to leave enough hair to fluff out in the middle.

Step 6: Braid
Braid your sections. Make sure you smooth at the sides as you braid and make sure that there are no stray hairs hanging out. Also, make sure that you do not braid too tightly as this could damage your follicles. Your braids should be secure but comfortable. At the end of each braid, secure it with a bobby pin.

Step 6: Pick and Fluff
Use an afro pick to fluff out the middle. The more you fluff and pick, the more volume you will achieve. Use your fingers to pick apart chunky sections if necessary.

There are many natural hairstyles that can be done on you own and as you can see the mohawk is one of them. However, it’s always nice to get a professional touch to your black hairstyles every now and then. If you’re interested in a more polished and detailed look, then you should consider contacting the Young, Sassy and Unique Hair Salon in Durham, NC at (910) 444-9089.

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