Remember that time Rihanna rocked the world with her fiery red hair? What about when Alicia Keys brought her brightly colored braids to the covers of major magazines? And who can forget Lil’ Kim’s iconic outfit-matching blue, yellow, green and red wigs in the 1996 “Crush on You” video? Each of those women were continuing an ages-old tradition of black women wearing their hair as an artistic accessory. Lately, more women are wearing fantasy-colored hair in their everyday lives, and the beauty industry has made it easier than ever to create these looks at home. From metallic sprays and hair chalks, to temporary dyes and colored conditioners or hair wax, there are numerous affordable ways to DIY fun-colored hair. Note that some products are most visible on pre-lightened hair, and the process of lightening may strip hair of moisture or cause changes in curl patterns, so it’s important to make sure you’re using effective conditioners and properly moisturizing your color-treated hair. Always spot test a product before using it on your whole head.