We are deep into summer right now, and spending the days and nights at the pool or the beach are a must. Whether you’re headed to your community swimming pool, or hitting the sand for some beach fun, don’t let your hair keep you from enjoying yourself. If you’re looking for some hairstyle ideas that you can wear to the pool or beach, we have you covered.
But first, let’s talk about how you can protect your hair from the chlorine and salt if you plan to wear your hair out. One technique is to saturate the hair with water and conditioner before you go swimming. The idea is that once the hair has absorbed the water and conditioner, it is more difficult for it to absorb the chlorinated or salt water. After you are done playing in the water, be sure to cleanse and condition your hair. If you were in water treated with chlorine, be sure to use a shampoo designed to remove chlorine.
Now let’s check out some of our favorite beach and pool friendly hair style tutorials!
3 Easy Beach Styles by TribeCalledCurl. These styles are made for the lazy naturalistas of the world who want to look styled and chic, and still beach appropriate. These styles are great for medium/long hair.
Beach Hairstyle for Short Hair by Gloria Ann. We can’t leave out the naturals with short hair, so this tutorial is just for you.
Durable Protective Style by GirlsLoveYourCurls. If you’re looking for a style for kids and adults alike, this tutorial is what you need. It’s a mix of flat twists and two-strand twists, using african threading to make the style last longer.
Twisted Bun by LaToya Codner. This style is super simple is for medium length hair, and is a cute variation on a bun to keep your hair out of the way while you play.
We hope these styles have given you some inspiration for hairstyles to rock to the swimming pool or the beach. These styles will not only look cute, but help you protect your tresses from the chlorine, salt, and harsh sun.