There's never a wrong time to give your hair a technicolor makeover. For kinky-curly girls, turning to colorful protective styles for natural hair is a means for tasting the rainbow without committing to a permanent dye job.
If you're a hair chameleon, you've probably tried it all when it comes to rocking pastel and rainbow hairstyles. For color virgins, however, trying a multicolored style can be scary, especially when pink, blue, and green hues aren't exactly traditional hair colors. If it's any consolation, Alicia keys recently debuted neon orange and pink braids and her sherbet 'do had cool girl vibes written all over it. You can charter into technicolor territory, too, even if only temporarily. That's the beauty of braided and twisted extensions— you can remove them and revert to your natural mane if a colorful look just isn't for you. And in the event that you're head over heels for rainbow extensions, switching from one whacky style to the next is just a matter of taking down and braiding up again.
Embrace your inner unicorn or step out of your comfort zone by taking colorful hair inspiration from these 17 beauties proudly rocking vivid twists, braids, and faux locs.