6 Things You’re Doing Wrong With Your Faux Hawk

Mastering the fauxhawk sounds easy (Step 1. Undo your twist-out. Step 2. Brush the sides of your hair up in three sections. Step 3. Secure with bobby pins), but the reality is, most of us are making a ton of styling mistakes that are also damaging our hair. And while we don’t like to point fingers, if you’re finding your fauxhawk is looking a tad crazy, you’ll want to check out these top missteps STAT.

Deena Campbell May, 01, 2017

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In a perfect world, we would never have to detangle. I know you detest it, but if your fauxhawk lacks curl definition, you’re probably not detangling from ends to root. Before you can think about styling your fauxhawk, you’ll need to apply product and then brush through with a Denman brush (we like the D3 brush). Get the knots out and you’re off to a great start.

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It's a very exciting time in the world of hair--everyday it seems there’s a new product that hits the market. But not every styling product is for you. And, when you’re crafting the perfect fauxhawk, it’s especially important to get it right. Here’s the deal: Gels and sprays are great for styling, but if you find that your fauxhawk is dry, add a cream into your routine for extra hydration. We love the Rahua Control Cream Curl Styler.

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 If you’re creating a fauxhawk on freshly washed hair, you may want to blow dry for a bit and then gently ruffle your fingers through it. This will aid in giving you more volume as it takes shape. Remember: The bigger the hair, the closer to the gawds!

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Speaking of shape, have you seen a fauxhawk that’s leaning to one side, or seems uneven? The wearer mostly likely didn’t create an “X” when applying bobby pins. When securing your hair, you want to make sure each bobby pin has the wavy side down. Then, place two overlapping bobby pins in an X-shape. This will ensure your fauxhawk doesn’t move.

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The point of a fauxhawk is to have a big hair on top, and smooth sides. If you’re finding that your sides aren’t as smooth as you’d like, try adding gel or an edge tamer for super sleek results.

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Why should your fauxhawk be limited to your natural hair color? Add a bit of spice and opt for reds, blues and purples. One thing is for sure—you’ll stand out.