10 Summer afro hairstyle ideas

If you’re on the hunt for summer afro hairstyle ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Summer is a great time to rock an afro because it shows off your hair’s gorgeous natural texture, it gives your scalp a break from protective styling, and it looks oh so beautiful. Read on for all the afro inspiration you need for summer 2020.


1. Brushed out afro

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Just look at all this beautiful volume! When it comes to summer afro hairstyles, we say go big and show off your length with a brushed out afro.


2. Mini ‘fro

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If a brushed out afro isn’t your vibe, try a tight mini afro. This summer afro hairstyle gives you height and volume while framing your face.


3. Cornrows and a big puff

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Combine cornrows and a mini afro puff for a textured look that’s super chic. Mix up the width of your cornrows, or try sectioning for a custom summer afro style.

Keep your braids and baby hairs sleek and neat with a strong hold gel. We love the VO5 Sculpted Mega Hold Gel for this.


4. Twin puffs

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Summer is a great excuse to choose something playful. We totally recommend some cute twin puffs for hotter days.


5. Twisted out afro

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For a textured summer afro hairstyle try a twist out afro. We love this low-manipulation style because the spiral curls give your tresses added volume.


6. Feature colour afro

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Add a pop of colour to your summer afro style for a sassy look that shows off your personality.

A beautiful, bright colour is what makes this style look so amazing. Keep your colour vibrant with the Dove Colour Care Shampoo and Conditioner.


7. Full-colour afro

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Bold enough to go for an all-over colour? Try jewel-tone colours like sapphire blue, emerald green, citrine yellow or ruby red to make your summer afro hairstyle match your skin tone.


8. Side-part afro

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A great way to frame your face and pump up your volume is to simply create a deep side part in your summer afro style.


9. Vintage-inspired ‘fro

woman in a cafe with a big afro hairstyle
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A style with history and sass, a big vintage-inspired summer afro hairstyle is the perfect way to show off your crown.


10. Curly afro

woman with a big curly afro hairstyle
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We’re total suckers for textured curls, and that’s why we’re in love with curly afro hairstyles, especially for summer. Accentuate your curly texture with some natural-looking highlights.


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