Summer is coming! Make a fun change to your hair to match the crazy, colorful spirit of the summer season. Here are some unique naturals to inspire you.

Rock The Fro Hawk

Make the fro-hawk your staple this summer! Not only is it edgy, but it gets all your hair out of your face so you don’t burn up from the summer heat.

What You Need
  • Gel
  • Brush
  • hair pins/clips
What to Do
  1. Prep your hair the night before by sleeping in twist strands sealed with butter and oil
  2. In the morning release the twists and fluff your hair
  3. On the right side of your head, use gel to slick your edges back to the middle of your head
  4. Pin your hair where the edges are slicked back
  5. Repeat the slicking and pinning on the left side of the head
  6. Fluff and shape your hair until you are satisfied
  7. Use an afro hair pick for more volume

Check out the lovely Samara Taylor on Instagram: @styledchic_

Fierce Fire Curls

Imagine getting long lasting fire red curls WITHOUT bleaching your hair! Yepp, this curly did it. Now you can get this sexy look without damaging your ends.

What you need
  • Loreal Excellence HiColor HiLights in Magenta
  • 30 volume developer
  • Bowl
  • Hair dye applicator brush
  • Shower cap
What to do
  1. Put the whole tube of Loreal Excellence HiColor HiLights into bowl
  2. Mix in some 30 volume developer
  3. Apply the mixture to hair and put on a shower cap
  4. Let it soak for a 1-2 hours
  5. Wash out
  6. Repeat the next day for a brighter red
  7. Keep it bright red with your choice of red semi-permanent hair dye, this young lady used Pravana semi-permanent red dye

Check out this lovely natural on Instagram: @scarlettrose

Sport it Short

Second big chop anyone? I know, it seems crazy because length seems to be all the rage among most naturals. But hey, it’ll grow back, and even healthier too! You’ll live to tell the tale of the natural who big chopped twice and looked fierce and classy.

What you need
  • Scissors or clipper
What to do
  • Snip or buzz!

Check out this classy natural, Ms. Dee Kay on Instagram, her blog, or YouTube

Whoa, Blonde Fro!

Jazz up your voluminous fro by going lighter. This process does require bleaching the entire head of hair, but hey, you’ve been working for your health so have fun with it! And it’s just for the summer, with regular deep conditioning and time your curls will heal.

What to do
  • Hair bleach
  • 10, 20, or 30 volume developer
  • Bowl
  • Hair dye applicator brush
  • Fav deep conditioner
What to do
  1. mix the bleach and developer in a bowl
  2. apply bleach to ends first and the roots last
  3. leave in until hair lightens to desired color
  4. rinse out and deep condition

Check out this unique natural on Instagram: @msmartin_

Locs of Love

Ever had the urge to get locs? Well, why not scratch that itch this summer. It is possible to dread your own hair, but to get neat locs we recommend you go get them professionally done. Despite many rumors, it is actually possible to get rid of them without chopping your hair off. And we recommend you get that professionally done as well!

Check out the lovely Claire Sulmers on Instagram or her blog

Multicolor Curls

Who said hair can only be one shade? Go crazy with color without all the crazy damage.

What you need
  • Fav deep conditioner
  • Splat temporary hair color (color of your choice)
  • Eye shadow color of your choice
  • Bowl
  • Hair dye applicator brush
  • Shower cap
What to do
  1. Mix your deep conditioner with the temporary hair dye in the bowl
  2. Apply the mix to your hair
  3. Put on the shower cap and leave in for 1-2 hours
  4. Wash out
  5. Apply eye shadow to get different color ends

Check this miss out on her Instagram: @naturallytash