By Amanda Wilks
Everyone's seen it: awesome hair that's styled to come up in a sharp ridge, the sides shaved and giving way to this massive style of hair. It's bold, it's powerful and it makes a statement. If you're reading this wondering if you should get a Mohawk, the answer is yes and right now. Whether you're male or female, there are plenty of reasons why you should give this classic, rebellious cut a go. If you have tattoos or piercings, even better. It'll only further accentuate the hair.
In this post, we're going to look at five massive reasons you should get a Mohawk this year.
1) It's time-tested.
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If you go back to the origins of punk in the late 70s and early 80s, you're likely to find plenty of Mohawks along the way. These stylish haircuts were used to rebel against the norms at the time, with plenty of Mohawks stretching up to nearly a foot high. Even things like eggs were used to achieve this height, which is as gross as it is interesting.
To get the sides just right, you're going to need a good shaving machine. Cheap clippers won't do it, you need something battle-tested. Once you've gotten rid of that pesky side hair, you're ready to go.
Even before the punk rockers were using this hairdo, Native tribes used to rock the Mohawk. In fact, the name Mohawk was derived from the name of an actual tribe. How's that for a history lesson?
2) It looks awesome.
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There aren't too many ways to put it: Mohawks just exude awesomeness. They paint the scene that you're cool enough and bold enough to pick the coolest hairstyle on the planet and that you have the dedication and skill to maintain such a haircut.
We've seen some Mohawks where the middle is shaved to be short, which is fine, but it's so much more impactful when you grow out your locks and get yourself a sweet Mohawk haircut.
3) It'll win you friends.
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Since the cut looks so cool, you're going to notice that more and more people will flock to you and start asking questions about the do, wanting to know how you keep it up and what products you use.
You'll also notice more people coming to you, wanting to be your friend. As long as you make sure they like you for being you and not just the coolness of the haircut, why not gain a few extra friends?
4) You'll be making a statement.
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As long as you have that Mohawk going, you're going to be making a statement. In order to make sure you're healthy while making that statement, you can try something like reverse hair washing. This is where you literally take all of the steps for your normal hair washing routine and simply reverse them so that you condition your hair before shampooing it. What this does is it washes out all the conditioner that usually gets caught in your hair and ends up weighing it down.
Once you've gotten your hair nice and clean and gelled up, you'll be making a personal statement and sticking it to the man. You'll be saying I reject your "normal" hairstyles and substitute it with one of my own. It's good to be proud of your cut.
5) If it worked for punk rockers, it'll work for you.
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It's good to know that others came before you when it comes to the Mohawk style. Many more will come after you too. It's a sort of circle of life, Mohawk style. This circle of life more cool hairdos and less father and son stories. But who knows, you can even incorporate the style if you have a little baby. Get them started early with a cool Mohawk and watch it grow!
Everyone's seen it: awesome hair that's styled to come up in a sharp ridge, the sides shaved and giving way to this massive style of hair. A Mohawk haircut is among the coolest haircuts that you can get. It's bold, it's powerful and it makes a statement. If you're reading this wondering if you should get a Mohawk, the answer is yes and right now. Whether you're male or female, there are plenty of reasons why you should give this classic, rebellious cut a go. If you have tattoos or piercings, even better. It'll only further accentuate the hair.