How-To: Crochet Mohawk Braids and Hairstyles for 2024

Ready to elevate your style with a bold and fashion-forward look? Consider trying out crochet mohawk braids at Jen Hair Salon! These trendy braids offer a modern twist on the classic mohawk style, combining it with the convenience and versatility of crochet braids. Not only do they add an edgy flair to your appearance, but they also provide protection for your natural hair. With a variety of styling options and low maintenance requirements, crochet mohawk braids are perfect for those looking to make a statement with their hairstyle.

These trendy braids offer a modern twist on the classic mohawk style (Source: Leenkies)
These trendy braids offer a modern twist on the classic mohawk style (Source: Leenkies)

What Are Crochet Mohawk Braids?

Crochet mohawk braids are a trendy hairstyle that not only looks cool but also helps protect your natural hair. It’s a creative fusion of the traditional mohawk style with the practicality of crochet braids.
Here’s how it works: first, your natural hair is braided into cornrows or any other preferred braiding pattern along the sides of your head, while the center section remains unbraided. Then, pre-braided extensions are added to the unbraided section using a crochet technique. This results in a full and fashionable mohawk style that’s both eye-catching and low-maintenance.

How To Do A Mohawk With Crochet Braids?

A mohawk with crochet braids (Source: Sekoya Hicks)

A mohawk with crochet braids (Source: Sekoya Hicks)


  1. Begin by thoroughly detangling your hair to prevent any snags or breakage while braiding.
  2. Divide your hair into sections, leaving the central area unbraided for the mohawk. Consider using a mirror for better visibility, especially if braiding solo.
  3. If desired, apply a light oil such as coconut oil to your hair for added manageability and moisture.

Braiding the Sides:

  1. Proceed to braid the hair on both sides of your head according to your preferred style, such as cornrows. You can either braid them downward or into one large braid per side.
  2. Use hair ties or clips to secure the braids firmly in place.

Crocheting the Mohawk:

  1. If opting for a shorter mohawk, cut the pre-braided extensions in half.
  2. Open the latch on the crochet hook.
  3. Fold the loop of the extension onto the hook.
  4. Close the latch on the hook to secure the loop.
  5. Beneath one braid of the mohawk section, insert the closed crochet hook.
  6. Use the hook to pull the loop of the extension through the braid.
  7. Open the latch on the hook once more.
  8. Slide the extension down the hook to secure it beneath the braid.
  9. Repeat steps 3-8, crocheting the extensions row by row along the mohawk section until fully covered.

Finishing Touches:

  1. Utilize a brush or comb to style the extensions as desired, such as fluffing them out for added fullness.
  2. Trim the extensions with scissors to achieve your desired mohawk shape and length.
  3. Personalize your style by incorporating beads, ribbons, or other embellishments if desired.

Remember: This serves as a general guide, and techniques may vary based on your braiding style and desired outcome. If you’re new to braiding or crocheting techniques, consider seeking advice from a professional hairstylist to ensure proper installation and protect the health of your hair.

For a more visual demonstration, you can watch the full process in this YouTube video: How-To: Crochet Mohawk | Birthday Hair

Top 5 Best Styles Of Crochet Mohawk Braids

  • Mohawk Crochet Braids with Long Hair

If you’re on the hunt for a gorgeous, flowing hairstyle that turns heads, look no further!  What makes this look stand out is the use of long, straight hair extensions. This means you’ll have endless styling possibilities at your fingertips.

You can rock crochet braids with the hair sleeked straight back to emphasize your mohawk, or sweep it to the side for a cool undercut effect. Feeling adventurous? Experiment with different textures using a curling wand, curling rods, or flat iron. Just remember, quality extensions are key to avoiding frizz and ensuring your style lasts.

You can style crochet braids by wearing them sleeked straight back (Source: Teeday6)
You can style crochet braids by wearing them sleeked straight back (Source: Teeday6)

If this sounds like the style for you, check out our video tutorial for step-by-step instructions on achieving the look Mohawk Crochet Braids! | Feed-in Cornrows | TEEDAY6

  • Crochet Mohawk with Shaved Sides

As the summer months approach, many are seeking a lightweight and easy-to-maintain hairstyle. Look no further than the crochet mohawk with shaved sides for an effortlessly chic look.

This edgy haircut not only boasts a quick installation process but also requires minimal care and styling thanks to the shaved sides. Simply braid down your mohawk, crochet in a pack or two of hair extensions, and smooth a hydrating balm or gel onto the shaved areas. Afterward, fluff up the hair with an afro pic or wide-tooth comb, trim any excess hair, and you’re ready to rock your new hairdo!

This edgy cut offers fast installation and minimal upkeep (Source: MsTweet)
This edgy cut offers fast installation and minimal upkeep (Source: MsTweet)

If you prefer learning visually, you can watch this entertaining tutorial for a step-by-step guide on creating the perfect crochet mohawk with shaved sides. Crochet Mohawk with Shaved Sides

  • Crochet Faux Loc Mohawk

Ever wished you could rock the look of dreadlocks without the long-term commitment? It’s time to try a faux loc mohawk!

Faux locs are hair extensions that perfectly mimic the size, shape, and appearance of dreadlocks. Available in a wide range of lengths, colors, and textures, you’ll easily find a pack that suits your style.

Installing faux locs is a breeze, and they’re incredibly durable. Typically lasting four to six weeks, you can even remove and reinstall them up to three or four times! This makes faux locs one of the most cost-effective protective styles available.

Installing faux locs is a breeze, and they're incredibly durable (Source: CADIA ISATU)
Installing faux locs is a breeze, and they’re incredibly durable (Source: CADIA ISATU)

Ready to dive in? Check out this informative video demo for all the details you need to know before trying faux locs.Crochet Braids Tutorial | Pre-Faux Locs

  • Crochet Mohawk with Beads

Whether you’re styling for kids or simply want to elevate your look with some extra flair, adding beads to your crochet mohawk is a fantastic choice!

It’s an easy way to add visual interest to your hairstyle, and the options are endless. You’ll have fun experimenting with beads of various colors, sizes, and patterns, allowing you to create a unique and personalized look.

Feel free to mix and match beads to complement your outfit perfectly. Just ensure that the beads you choose are smooth and properly fitted to avoid any discomfort or hair damage.

You'll enjoy trying out beads in different colors (Source: bossladysimone akira)
You’ll enjoy trying out beads in different colors (Source: bossladysimone akira)

For a step-by-step guide on adding beads to your crochet mohawk, check out this informative tutorial. It gives you everything you need to nail that flawless look.Mohawk Crochet braids and beads

  • Side Braided Crochet Updo

Planning for a special event? If yes, then why not experiment with this sophisticated side braided updo? It’s sleek, weatherproof, and incredibly flattering. The style involves braiding both sides of your head upwards towards the crown, cornrowing the middle section straight back, incorporating braided extensions, and styling the loose hair into an ornate design. Add a touch of edge control for a polished finish. Despite its intricate appearance, it only takes about an hour or two to achieve this stunning look.

It's sleek, weatherproof, and incredibly flattering (Source: TheChicNatural)
It’s sleek, weatherproof, and incredibly flattering (Source: TheChicNatural)

Check out this video tutorial for a step-by-step guide on how to master the look. How To ➟ SIDE BRAIDED CROCHET UPDO!

Bonus Treat: 5 Mohawk Braids Hairstyles 

  • Braided Mohawk With Shaved Sides

Looking for a hairstyle that combines convenience with fashion? Look no further than the braided mohawk with shaved sides. Don’t worry, you don’t have to commit to shaving your sides to rock this edgy look. However, if you’re feeling bold and want to enhance your rebellious vibe, shaving the sides can take your style to the next level.

This hairstyle is perfect for those who want to make a statement and exude confidence with their edgy fashion sense. So why not empower yourself through your hairdo today?

Ideal for those aiming to make a bold fashion statement with confidence (Source: Instagram @nisaraye)
Ideal for those aiming to make a bold fashion statement with confidence (Source: Instagram @nisaraye)
  • Twisted Cornrow Mohawk Braid

For a sleek and lightweight option, we highly suggest trying out the twisted cornrow mohawk braid. This version of the Mohawk exudes sophistication like no other. It’s a popular choice with a touch of sassiness that elevates your fashion game.

We must confess, when we first saw this hairstyle on a friend, we were immediately drawn to it and knew we had to try it for ourselves. As we prepare to give it a go, why not consider trying it out for yourself too?

  • Spring Twisted Mohawk Braid

The short spring twisted mohawk braid is a fantastic choice that can elevate anyone’s style to the next level with its fun and glamorous look.

At our salon, we primarily recommend this style for clients who desire some movement in their hair. It adds a playful touch to the edginess of the mohawk, resulting in a cheerful and lively appearance.

Moreover, we believe this hairstyle is perfect for the summer season, offering a stylish yet minimalist beauty. So, get ready to embrace your power and look absolutely adorable with this fabulous hairdo!

  • Undercut With Mohawk Braids

Having a head full of hair may sometimes feel overrated, and the idea of shaving it all off might be a bit daunting for some of us. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to mohawk braids with an undercut, offering the perfect solution to showcase different sides of your personality.

This hairstyle is ideal for those who want to reveal their beautiful nape and experience the refreshing energy of an undercut. Furthermore, we can guarantee that you’ll feel a surge of inner power and confidence with this bold hairstyle.

Mohawk braids with an undercut showcase your personality from all angles (Source: Hairstyle Camp)
Mohawk braids with an undercut showcase your personality from all angles (Source: Hairstyle Camp)
  • Mohawk Viking Braid

If you’re longing to embody the fearless and adventurous spirit of a quintessential female lead from the fantasy genre, then the Mohawk Viking braid is the hairstyle for you. To achieve this bold look, I crafted an almost jumbo braid on the crown of my clients’ head, securing it firmly to the end. To add a unique touch, I incorporated two thin braids on the sides and secured them as well.

For the best results, I recommend visiting your trusted hair stylist to ensure a perfect outcome. Feel empowered by your Mohawk Viking braids, and unleash your inner warrior as you fearlessly tackle every challenge that comes your way.


Are Crochet Braids Good Or Bad?

Crochet braids can have both positive and negative effects on your hair, depending on factors like how they’re installed, maintained, and your individual hair health. Let’s break it down:


  • Crochet braids offer protection, reducing manipulation and breakage of your natural hair.
  • They come in various styles, lengths, and colors, allowing for personalized expression.
  • Once installed, they require minimal daily styling compared to loose hair.
  • With proper care, they can last several weeks, providing a low-maintenance styling option.


  • Poorly done crochet braids can cause tension and traction alopecia (hair loss).
  • Tightly braided styles can strain your scalp and hair follicles, leading to breakage.
  • Neglecting hygiene and moisturizing can cause scalp irritation and hair loss.
  • Braiding restricts access to your scalp, so keeping it clean is crucial for healthy hair growth.

Do Crochet Braids Help with Hair Growth?

Crochet braids themselves don’t directly promote hair growth, but they can indirectly benefit it by:

  • By protecting your hair from manipulation and styling, crochet braids can minimize breakage and help existing hair grow longer.
  • Properly installed and maintained crochet braids can prevent scalp irritation, creating a healthier environment for hair growth.
Crochet braids themselves don't directly promote hair growth (Source: Chelsea Philias)
Crochet braids themselves don’t directly promote hair growth (Source: Chelsea Philias)

What Happens If You Leave Crochet Braids Too Long?

Leaving crochet braids in for too long (over 8 weeks) can lead to problems such as:

  • Increased Breakage: Hair may become weak and brittle, resulting in more breakage and potential hair loss.
  • Matting: The hair can get tangled and matted, making it hard to detangle and remove the braids without causing further breakage.
  • Scalp Irritation: Extended wear can trap dirt and sweat, causing scalp irritation and possibly infection.

It’s essential to follow your hairstylist’s recommendations for installation and removal times to maintain healthy and beautiful hair.

Final Thoughts

So, are you ready to rock bold and beautiful crochet mohawk braids? With its versatility, protective benefits, and endless styling possibilities, this trendy hairstyle is sure to turn heads and boost your confidence. Remember, for a flawless and healthy installation, consider seeking guidance from a professional hairstylist like the experts at Jen Hair Salon. Contact Jen Hair Salon today to schedule your consultation and start your journey to a stunning new look!