I can tell you that, from my own personal experience, summer is the worst time to have unmanageable hair. In the winter, you can just throw a beanie over your hair or blow dry it. In the summer, it is way too hot for that, and the heat can really destroy your hair. So, unless you have perfect, Barbie-style waves, your hair will probably be a mess this summer, especially when you go to the beach or hang by the pool. You want your hair to look cute for the Instagram photos that you and your BFFs will deff be posting, but with the heat and humidity, that can be hard. What’s a frizzy-haired girl supposed to do?! It’s okay, we can help.
You don’t have to go hang by the water with your hair in a messy bun or down and sweaty – you have other options! here are some cute, beach-approved hairstyles that you can easily do this summer. They’re easy to style, and they won’t get totally destroyed if you end up going underwater. They’ll also look cute and they won’t feel too hot and sticky. So, if you want to head to any body of water this summer, don’t let the fear of messy hair stop you!
1. French braids:
They are easy (one you get the hang of them) and keep your hair nice and neat so that you don’t have to worry about any annoying frizziness if you want to take a dip in the pool.
2. Braided half-bun:
This is a fun way to keep your hair out of your face when heading to the beach, which can be windy AF.
3. Tucked french braids:
This one is easy: just tuck your french braid into a bun for a chic hairstyle that looks a lot fancier than it really is. It keeps your hair off the back of your neck, which is ideal.
4. Scarf wrap:
For a cute and edgy look, tie up a scarf in your hair. It’s ~in~ right now, and will give you a cute boho feel. It not only keeps your hair off your back, but it protects your strands from harmful UV rays.
5. Scarf braid:
Add a scarf to your braid for a pretty hairstyle that is perfect for photos. Just… maybe don’t go under the water.
6. Braided bun:
Do a side French braid into a low bun for an easy style that looks effortless and cool – and keeps you cool as well!
7. Triple bun:
If you want a Star Wars vibe, try this triple bun look. Twist your hair in three different parts and you’ve got an easy but cute look, perfect for the pool or beach. You can also do it on wet hair if you end up swimming.
8. Fishtail braid:
I mean….if you want to be a mermaid, this is the best way! They are actually a lot easier than you would think. I learned how to fishtail braid before I could ever French braid!
9. Triple braided bun:
For a sweet and feminine look, add three tiny braids to your hair and pull it back into a low bun.
10. Double bun:
The ultimate cool girl hairstyle is literally made for the pool or the beach. Add some cute sunglasses and you’re good to go.
11. Slicked back hair:
Pull a Kim K and add some gel in your hair to keep it looking glossy the entire day, even if you don’t go for a swim.
12. Baseball cap:
If you really can’t manage your hair on a hot beach day, throw on a hat and stay in the shade. You’ll look trendy with no effort.
13. Doubly pony:
Give your hair a lot of volume with a cute high pony that is perfect for a day out by the water.
14. Half topknot:
Try a half-up half-down top knot as soon as you hit the pool. It’s classic and will NEVER fail you!
15. Banana bun:
It’s easy and very low-key, so you won’t look like you’re trying TOO hard when you’re tanning.
Are you going to try any of these summer pool hairstyles? Tell us in the comments!