Since the release of the famous “Viking” series in 2013, a new era of hairstyle has begun. An era in which all and sundry can look like a Norse warrior, regardless of where he is from and what is his hair type.
Yes, you guessed it, I’m talking about yours and my favorite Ragnar Lothbrok. Along with Ragnar, we’ll also discuss all the other exotic and exquisite hairstyles that are shown in the series.
What are dreads? How are they different from Mohawk?
Dreads and Mohawk both have their origins in the history of the civil war. But history isn’t our concern right now, is it?
Let’s discuss origins.
Dreads are named after a local tribe in America whose warriors groomed their hair in a rope strand-like fashion. Since they were rebelling against the government at the time, they were a threat.
Since then and especially in the late 19’s this trend rose again and those who wear it were considered cool and rebellious. Now you know why it was popular.
But nowadays, wearing it is a definition of exploring and pioneering your way across finding your personality.
Can anyone grow dreads or is it just for blacks?
Now that you know what these hairstyles represent, it’s time to see if you can or can’t wear it. The thing about dreads and what most people think is that they require high maintenance.
Or the other popular opinion is that the dreads are dirty which can’t be farther from the truth as the maintenance that the dreads require, involves a fairly strict hair care routine.
Anyone with proper knowledge about hair and fairly common information about growing dreads can grow it. It doesn’t matter white black. Hair behaves in a similar manner irrespective of what your origins are.
How to Grow Dreads? A Step-by-Step Guide:men Mohawk dreads
Let’s discuss how one can grow dreads.
Dreads, unlike any other haircut, have different stages of development and their care is different in each one. So, it’s the best practice to know which phase they are in and caring for them accordingly.
- Phase 1 is where you first time notice that your hair is starting to form coils. This phase is also called the baby phase as the locks are tiny. Caring in the baby phase is simple. All you have to do is keep your scalp moisturized and avoid shampoo to keep your locs in place.
- Phase 2, The growth phase is when the locs start to have some thickness and swell in size. Shampoo regularly to avoid any buildups and pay attention to individual locs
- Phase 3, Maturation: This phase is identified when the locs attain their final form. Now you can use avocado oil and other essentials to delay the aging of hair.
How to do style a natural Mohawk hairstyle?
Mohawk hairstyle is relatively a simpler one. Ask your barber to trim down the sides of your head below 0.2 to a maximum of 0.5 inches, leaving a strong and dense strip of hair in the middle of the head.
This strip can now be spiked if it’s smaller or parted if your hair in the strip is long enough. This all boils down to personal preference.
Dreaded Mohawk Hairstyles for men:
All the eyes in the room will be on you as it’s the highest you can go in terms of being bold. Both the styles are bold enough on their own but combining them both have the power to grant you serious attention.
- Follow our guide on dreading your hair.
- Then add a mohawk style of your choice.
- Sides can be short or long, it isn’t the top priority.
Tired of managing your locs daily? Let me introduce you to a low-effort cut. Scissor Mohawk is both audacious and doesn’t require too much effort.
- Trim down the sides in the Mohawk style. (Leave a thick strip of hair in the middle of the head while the sides are either shaved up or are trimmed).
- Now take locs from either side of your head and braid them in a crisscross manner.
- You can also rock a short beard with this style
- Note: This style can only be done if you have long hair.
Faded Mohawk with Short Dreads:
Another cool but low-effort hairstyle that will help you in phase 2 of dreading (Read in the above-mentioned heading) is the Faded mohawk. When your dreads are short, your options are kind of limited. You can either choose to let the dreads grow or you can add some spice with some fade on the sides.
- Fade down the sides a bit.
- Short dreads will do the trick by themselves.
- Mohawk look can be added by shaving down the underside of the fade.
Short sides With a Ponytail Mohawk:
So, you like antagonists and want a hairstyle like Ragnar’s brother Rollo. No problem as we got you covered on this one too. Rollo’s magnificent hair is a sight to behold and if you want that cut along with a mohawk, you get the best of both worlds.
On one side you get a classic look with long hair and on the other side, with a mid-strip of hair, only in the middle while the rest of the head is bare, you get a daring look that is valiant too.
- Long hair is a must in this case
- Comb all the hair to the back of your head and cut the excess to reach the desired length.
- Fade down the sides to get a Mohawk
Famous undercut with long Dreads:
Were you a fan of undercut when it was popular back in the day? Luckily, we have a way for you to rock an undercut without having to worry that it’s out of trend.
The process is simple enough:
- First, get a regular undercut but leave the middle patch
- Considering that you have grown dreads, the rest is simple.
- Trim the temples.
- Smooth off the beard and you are good to go.
Fired-up Dreaded Mohawk:
Have you ever felt a need to beat the most stylish guy in your class? Or you want to 1-up your friends in terms of hairstyles and you don’t care whether it will be too bold.
If that’s the case, this cut is the perfect opportunity for you to display your inner rebel.
This cut is the same as the previous one except:
- You don’t get an undercut.
- Rather your sides are slightly faded
- And the ponytail is slightly orange to yellow colored.
Dreaded Mohawk with beads:
Remember Jack Sparrow from the famous “The Pirates of the Caribbean”?
What was the most notable thing about him other than his nature?
You are wrong if you thought his hat. The very subtle thing like beads is what made his appearance “Piratey”
You can get the same level of aura around if you:
- Get a regular mohawk
- An undercut.
- Attach beads to the dreaded hair
To sum it all up:
Dreads and Mohawks hairstyles for men are trending hot right now. The reason being the diversity and unique nature of each style.
There are hundreds of options for dreads and Mohawk, let alone dreads. The best thing is, unlike in the past, everyone can rock these styles. So, be sure to try each and every one of these styles.
Some are very valiant and audacious, while others just get the job done. As always, the choice is yours, and get what suits you the most.