How to wear your hair at a pool party: 3 easy looks

/ 06.25.2015

Pool parties are one of the best things about summer, but it can be hard to figure out exactly what to do with your hair after getting out of the water. Luckily, there are a few easy hairstyles that only take a few minutes to achieve so you can quit worrying about your mane and get back to enjoying yourself!

All you need to do is check out the looks below and get inspired...

1. Braids

Long braid
Long braid

Depending on your skill level, there are all kinds of braided hairstyles that can be done with damp hair, including intricate four strand plaits, fishtails and Dutch braids, as well as easier looks like a simple side braid or loose French braid. Whatever braid style you choose, the structure will help to prevent frizz while your hair dries, and it'll make your wet hair look beautiful!

Styling tip

Spritz your poolside locks with a texturizing spray like Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray before braiding your hair. That way, when you shake it all out later on, you'll have a headful of beach waves with zero effort!

2. Buns

Ballerina bun
Ballerina bun

A really easy, not to mention super chic, way to wear your hair post-swim is in a bun. Low, high or mid-height, a bun hairstyle keeps your locks under wraps in the most stylish way possible. To avoid any awkward dents, use pins instead of an elastic to keep your hair in place. If you absolutely have to use a hair tie, however, make sure it's a scrunchie because they're way gentler on your strands, and they're totally on-trend this season!

Styling tip

Apply a leave in conditioner before securing your bun to help soothe and hydrate your hair after swimming. If you have colored hair, it's also a good idea to apply a thick conditioner to saturated, wet strands before swimming to create a protective layer that'll stop your tresses from absorbing much chlorinated water.

3. Slicked back

Slciked back hair
Slciked back hair

Under normal circumstances, wet look hair can be intimidating, but at a pool party, everybody's doing it! As such, it's the perfect time to see what a slicked back style would be like. Plus if you decide it's not for you, you can simply jump back in the water!

Styling tip

Apply a small amount of gel to your hair while it's still wet - a regular strength product like Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Clean Style Gel is perfect for this - running it from your hairline back towards the crown of your head.

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