Hello, and welcome to how to style your hair into a faux hawk! Its a really fun hair style, and its really funky, and kinda crazy, and I'm going to show you guys how to totally get that style. There's a few things you guys need to get started. The first step is going to be a comb. So any style of comb that you would like is great. I'm probably going to go with the big one because I have thicker hair. So then you want some kind of pomade or some kind of substance so you can really move your hair around. Some kind of hair spray. I recommend the strongest hair spray because it really helps your hair stay in that one position. And you have to have a flat iron. This is the most important thing and will be your best friend for having this hairstyle. And get a good one because some of the ones you find at like Sally's are cheap and don't get hot enough, so you have to find one that gets really really hot.
So the first thing that you want to do is take some of your pomade or whatever substance you have thats kinda for more pliable hair and just rub that in. And what this does, is it protects your hair from the hotness of the flat iron so that it won't damage your hair quite as much because you have a layer of this goop around it. It doesn't depend on really what part of your hair you start on, I normally start on the back of my hair. And just depending on the length of your hair you can have it going out so it sticks out in the back and its kind of crazy, or you can kind of have it flat so that all the fun stuff is at the top of your hair. You might have heard it sizzle a little bit, don't get worried if it sizzles, its all part of it. Then you just kind of want to bring the hair forward. And a big part of styling your faux hawk is how you angle the flat iron. So lets say that on this part of the hair I want it to stick straight up and be all crazy; I'm going to kind of want to pull it up this way, and go straight up with it, and you can see it kind of stays up. So as you keep angling the hair you kind of want to pull it away from the front of your face and the more you do that the more your going to get this stand up position on your hair, instead of kind of going forward, so its really good to pull it back and up. And my hair is really long right now so we'll see how much I can make it stand straight up. And my hair right now is really thick and needs a haircut, so if you need extra help you just want to take your hair spray right here and spray it on any of the problem areas that don't want to stick up, which for me is the top right now. And I'm just going to spray it right there, and as I take this the hairspray is going to put it more or less into that position that I want. You see how it is like standing up a little bit more.
This whole hair style, depending on the length of your hair, takes anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes to do. i could probably do this in my sleep, I could do this in the dark. And on the side parts what a lot of people do with their faux hawk (that I really don't personally like) is leave it fat. I like when everything kind of moves together. So in order to do that you start at the lower part and just kind of angle it up. So as you angle it up it makes everything just kind of flow together than just having the traditional look, which is like these down and these straight up. So as you can see it is standing pretty much straight up and I've got that funky look that I want. And I'm gonna finish it off with a little more of my pomade, and don't be afraid to use the pomade, its your friend. And I'm just gonna go in one more time and just do a final kind of design on it. This one you can play around, a lot of times you can pull it in front of your face like that, you can not have it in your face however you want to do. So I think I'm going to put it a little bit in my face today, and then I'm going to finish it off with some hair spray and give it a good shake so it will stick down and doesn't look like it is stuck on your head.