We love box braids, ponytails, and loose waves as much as the next person, but sometimes you need a little more variety in your daily routine. So if you’re in the market for a new hairstyle, you’ve come to the right place!
This article will help shed some light on various crochet mohawk braided styles.
We’ll break down how to create each style and give you some of our top tips on making each style your own. We’ll also provide a video tutorial for each look, so you’ll have all the tools you need to craft the perfect hairdo.
Now that we’ve gotten the introduction out of the way, let’s jump right in!
Table of Contents
- 1 Crochet Mohawk Braids
- 2 1. Curly Crochet Mohawk with Blue Hair
- 3 2. Braided Mohawk Hairstyle with Senegalese Twists
- 4 3. Crochet Faux Loc Mohawk
- 5 4. Braided Mohawk with Kinky Twists
- 6 5. Side Braided Crochet Updo
- 7 6. Side Braided Frohawk
- 8 7. Mohawk Crochet Braids with Long Hair
- 9 8. Faux Hawk with Box Braids
- 10 9. Crochet Mohawk with Shaved Sides
- 11 10. Crochet Mohawk with Beads
- 12 11. Braidless Crochet Mohawk
- 13 12. Mohawk with Side Braids
- 14 13. Tapered Crochet Mohawk
- 15 14. Crochet Faux Hawk with Tight Curls
- 16 15. Side Mohawk with Short Passion Twist Bob
Crochet Mohawk Braids
The next section includes crochet braid hairstyles, like bohemian crochet braids, braided mohawk hairstyles, long crochet braids, crochet micro braids, tiny braids, and many other mohawk hairstyles.
Regardless of the occasion, you’ll find crochet braids that are perfect for your specific needs. These crochet braids hairstyles are designed to be relatively straightforward and easy to implement.
1. Curly Crochet Mohawk with Blue Hair
The best thing about crochet hairstyles is that they add length to your mane via extensions. So, rather than using hair that matches your natural hair, you can experiment with locks of all different lengths, textures, and colors.
Incorporating bright blue braiding hair into your mohawk gives it an extra pop of color and adds a little more edge to the style. Not sure if you can pull off blue locks?
The good news is that this crochet braid hairstyle looks amazing with virtually any hair hue. So if blue doesn’t fit your personal style, try adding red, purple, pink, or even dazzling neon green pieces to your hair.
Now that you have a general overview of this hairdo, you can learn more by watching this easy-to-follow Youtube tutorial.
2. Braided Mohawk Hairstyle with Senegalese Twists
While mohawks aren’t usually associated with being easy to wear and versatile, this hairstyle is the exception. It pairs a braided mohawk with long, shiny Senegalese twists. And there are a few different ways to incorporate the twists into the look.
You can either braid them into your natural hair or use the crochet method to add them to your cornrows. After you finish installing your twists, carefully lower the ends into a pot of boiling water. That will seal them and help ensure that your twists don’t start to unravel in the following weeks.
As long as you care for them properly, your Senegalese twists should last about 6-8 weeks. You can style your braided mohawk with Senegalese twists in a number of ways, ranging from adorable buns to formal updos. Are you more of a visual learner?
Here’s a short video showing you how to pull off this fantastic look.
3. Crochet Faux Loc Mohawk
Have you ever wished that you could enjoy the look of dreadlocks without taking on any of the commitments? If so, it’s about time you give a faux loc mohawk a try.
Faux locs are a type of hair extension that perfectly recreates the size, shape, and appearance of dreadlocks. They come in an impressive variety of lengths, colors, and textures, so you’ll have no trouble finding a pack that meets your needs.
Additionally, faux locs are easy to install and long-lasting. In fact, your installation should last for an average of four to six weeks. And after you remove your loc extensions, you can wash them and reinstall them up to three or four more times!
As a result, faux locs are one of the most economical protective styles you can get. You can find out everything you’ll need to know by checking out this informative video demo.
4. Braided Mohawk with Kinky Twists
Kinky twists are a type of two-strand twist that features loose, kinky ends. They’re thicker and more textured than other twisted styles and perfectly recreate the look of natural type 4 hair.
Your kinky twists can be as long or as short as you like and make an excellent base for all kinds of classic styles. In addition to being versatile, kinky twists are an exceptionally protective hairstyle.
To create a mohawk with kinky twists, you’ll cornrow or flat twist the sides of your hair and do the twists on the middle portion. Most people can safely keep their kinky twists in for as many as six to eight weeks.
And since you aren’t brushing, combing, and styling your hair on a daily basis, you’re less likely to experience breakage. That means growing your hair out will be easier than ever!
Now that you have a general overview of this style, you can watch this tutorial for step-by-step instructions.
5. Side Braided Crochet Updo
Got a special occasion coming up? If so, you might be looking for a more formal hairdo. In that case, we’d like to introduce you to this distinctive style! This side braided updo is sleek, weatherproof, and ultra-flattering.
To start, both sides of your head are braided upwards toward your crown. Then, the middle section of your hair is divided in half and cornrowed straight back.
After that, braided hair is crocheted into the braids and unraveled. The loose hair is then pinned or braided into an ornate design. As a finishing touch, you can smooth a little edge control to your hairline and lay your edges.
Despite looking so intricate, a side-braided crochet updo only takes an hour or two to pull off. Here’s a video tutorial showing you how it’s done.
6. Side Braided Frohawk
Mohawks are great, but they can be hard to pull off. Traditional mohawks have shaved sides, which gives the cut an extreme, edgy silhouette. However, this look uses cornrows to keep your hair close to the scalp.
That gives the illusion of much shorter sides without you having to go anywhere near a pair of scissors. Another thing that makes this look unique is the texture of the
The dense, coily extensions are nearly indistinguishable from type 4C hair. That makes this style incredibly natural looking and easy to pull off.
All you have to do is cornrow your natural hair towards the center of your head.
Next, use a crochet hook to install the kinky extensions. Carefully shape and style the loose hair until you are satisfied with the profile, and lock everything in place with a light mist of holding spray.
And that’s it! Once you get the hang of things, you’ll be able to finish this style in a matter of minutes. You can learn how to create side braided frohawk by watching this short Youtube video.
7. Mohawk Crochet Braids with Long Hair
There’s nothing quite like flipping your long, flowing locks over your shoulder. So if you’re hard at work searching for a new long and luxurious hairdo, you might want to check out the next entry on our list.
The thing that sets this look apart from the rest is that it features long, straight
You can wear crochet braids with the hair straight back to accentuate your mohawk or flip it over the side to give the illusion of an undercut.
You can also wear the extensions as is or create an entirely new texture with a curling wand, curling rods, or a flat iron. Either way, just make sure you use high-quality
8. Faux Hawk with Box Braids
Although you don’t usually hear the terms “mohawk” and “box braids” in the same sentence, this look proves that the two are a match made in heaven. Taking in your back and sides adds a little more edge and structure to your box braids.
Additionally, the box braids help prevent your mohawk from looking too harsh. This look is also great for various occasions. Need to look professional?
Simply part your braids down the middle to cover your shorter sides. Or, you can pull your hair to either side to show off your undercut. Either way, this style looks absolutely fantastic.
And because only the center or your head is braided, this look is exceptionally lightweight and manageable. Don’t worry if things don’t turn out just right on your first attempt. This video includes all the information you need to become a pro in just a couple of tries!
9. Crochet Mohawk with Shaved Sides
With the summer months just around the corner, many people are looking for a new lightweight and low-maintenance hairstyle. And it doesn’t get any more effortless than a crochet mohawk with shaved sides.
In addition to being quick to install, the shaved sides make this edgy haircut incredibly easy to care for and style. After braiding down your mohawk, crochet in a pack or two of
Then, just smooth a hydrating balm or gel onto your shaved sides, and fluff up the hair with an afro pic or wide-tooth comb. Trim the excess hair, and the only thing left to do is enjoy your new hairdo!
But we get it. Not everyone learns the same way. So if you’re more of a visual learner, you can watch this entertaining tutorial to learn how to create the perfect crochet mohawk with shaved sides.
10. Crochet Mohawk with Beads
Whether you’re looking for a kid-friendly hairstyle or just enjoy adding a little extra bling to your ‘do, this is the hairstyle for you! Adding beads to your crochet mohawk is a simple way to give it some much-needed visual interest.
And don’t think that your bead options are limited. You’ll have a blast playing around with beads of varying colors, sizes, and patterns. Try experimenting with different combinations to create a one-of-a-kind look.
You can even swap out your beads to perfectly match your outfit! Just make sure that your beads are smooth and well-fitting.
Otherwise, they may be uncomfortable or end up damaging your hair. This informative tutorial will walk you through everything else you could need to know about adding beads to your crochet mohawk.
11. Braidless Crochet Mohawk
Are you looking for something a little different? Whether you’re bad at braiding or want to switch things up, we think you should check out this next entry. While most of the styles on this list feature a variety of gorgeous braids, this flattering style is completely braid-free!
That makes it beginner friendly and much quicker to pull off.
First, apply a smoothing gel or lotion to your hair and brush it toward the middle of your head. Next, break up the section into three or four groups, and secure each one with a hair tie.
Twist the ponytails together, and gently add in your
Still, have questions? Learn how to recreate this stylish look by checking out this video demonstration.
12. Mohawk with Side Braids
If you’re searching for a hairstyle that’s more funky than edgy, a mohawk with side braids might be just what you need. At first glance, it looks similar to an afro with a deep side part.
But upon closer inspection, you’ll see that one side of the hairstyle features small, intricate-looking braids. That helps add some structure to the soft curls and gives this look a fun and flirty vibe.
Ready to learn how it’s done? First, you’ll section off the area you want to be your side braids. Next, cornrow the rest of your hair straight back.
Go back to the area you left out, and break it into smaller sections before cornrowing it. Remember, this is the focal point of the hairstyle, so make sure you take your time with the braids.
Once you finish, go back and braid the rest of your hair straight back.
Crochet in your preferred
Need a little more info? Here’s a beginner-friendly tutorial that shows you how to recreate this sensational style.
13. Tapered Crochet Mohawk
This haircut’s tapered shape softens the mohawk and gives it a more flattering silhouette. It also helps make your crochet mohawk look more natural. And although getting the shape just right can be time-consuming, a tapered mohawk is relatively easy to pull off.
Simply braid the center of your hair in a zig-zagging pattern. Then, use a crochet hook to add
Once you finish installing and fluffing your crochet mohawk, carefully trim away some of the excess bulk with a sharp pair of hair shears. Bring in the back and sides so your hair is most voluminous towards the front.
After you’re satisfied with the shape, use your fingers to put on the finishing touches.
Are you thinking about giving this look a try? Here’s a Youtube video showing you everything you need to know.
14. Crochet Faux Hawk with Tight Curls
Don’t get us wrong; there’s definitely a place for sleek, straight hairdos. However, this look makes a little more of a statement. It’s loaded with tight, bouncy ringlets that give your hair plenty of volume, lightness, and texture.
While a crochet faux hawk with tight curls is casual enough to wear while running errands or catching a bite with friends, it’s also glam enough to wear during a special occasion.
Keep in mind that the curls may be too tight and rigid straight out of the pack. So you’ll probably have to fluff them before they’re ready to wear. As you pick out your curls, just be careful not to overwork them.
Otherwise, you may lose too much definition and be left with a frizzy mess. This video will walk you through everything else you could possibly need to know about creating this stunning look.
15. Side Mohawk with Short Passion Twist Bob
Next up is one of the more accessible hairstyles on our list. A side mohawk with a short passion twist bob is a subtle way to capture the spirit of a mohawk without completely taking the plunge.
And because only half of your hair is braided down, it’s infinitely more wearable.
The other thing that sets this look apart from others is the addition of passion twists. Passion twists are similar to rope twists but have a much curlier, silkier texture.
The soft, shiny curls give the twists a noticeably bohemian vibe. Additionally, the braiding hair used for passion twists is lightweight, so you don’t have to worry about this style being too heavy or cumbersome.
And if you want to save even more time, you can use pre-twisted hair! This informative tutorial will walk you through everything else you could need to know about getting this stunning look on your own.
There are a ton of ways to rock your crochet mohawk braids, each more gorgeous than the last. And don’t worry if you’re having trouble pulling off your hairdo.
You can enlist the help of a friend, visit a salon, or keep practicing until you master it. Try one style or combine several to create a unique, custom hairdo that makes you really stand out. Good luck!
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