July 31, 2019 6 min read
The hot summer days are full of adventures, and one of the best places to be on a sunny day is the swimming pool. However, going to the pool doesn't mean you can't glam up and look stunning without much effort.
In this article, we will show you some easy and cute summer poolside hairstyles that you can easily do before leaving your hotel room and going to your daily adventure. So, without further ado, let's jump right into it!
Pro tip: Regardless of the poolside hairstyle you choose, if you're going to be in the sun all day, we'd suggest prepping and protecting your hair accordingly with the right product. The NuMe Rise and Prime Hair Primer forms a protective barrier, maintains moisture in your mane, and prevents locks from drying out.
First on our list of effortless poolside hairstyles is this beautiful messy top knot.
This easy summer pool hairstyle is a given since the messy top knot is perfect for the chaise lounge. There are a lot of ways to twist up a cute poolside bun.
YouTube hair vlogger Tessi Wood from Q's Hairdos has a tutorial demonstrating three versions of this bun (that don't require any bobby pins) here.
Before styling, spray on a little dry shampoo like our Fresh N' Fab Dry Shampoo Aerosol to hide any greasy roots and have your hair looking on point.
If there's a time to wear your head scarves or headbands like Steven Tyler or Axl Rose, it's when you're at the pool- and this is where the next of our pool hairstyles comes in.
Wrapping it around your forehead will also protect the most wrinkle-prone area of your face from too much sun!
Pool hairstyles. Image source
Weave a Dutch braid in the center of your head that leads into a ponytail, and you've got the easiest 'do ever for floating on that giant unicorn raft.
If you think you're going to be keeping that hair dry for a while and want something to hold this look, our Hottie Alert Shine Hairspray will not only set this cute pool hairstyle but will also add some shine for your pony and braid.
Beauty blogger Missy Sue created a step-by-step tutorial for fashioning this look in this blog post.
Next on our list of summer pool hairstyles are these poolside pigtails.
It's hard to know when pigtails are appropriate after a certain age. Most women after the age of 12, save them for the gym or a Britney Spears "Hit Me Baby One More Time" Halloween costume.
The pool is the exception; it's always permissible to rock pigtails while you dangle your feet in the water. Try them bubble braid style like beauty blogger Molly Gardner from Girl Get Glamorous demonstrates here, or twisted ones like YouTuber Kayley Melissa showcases here (using a NuMe curling iron to fashion beautiful ringlets before pig tailing).
Of course, another option is just the simple, basic, so-easy-a-child-could-do-it ponytails on either side of your head, hanging low.
This cute pool hairstyle look is a good one if you know for sure you're not getting in the water at the pool, and want hair that's no maintenance and out of your face. After parting your hair carefully, brush hair back to smooth out any bumps.
A product like the NuMe Argan Oil can help add shine and smooth out any flying hairs before pulling them into a bun. Add strands of hair to frame your face and achieve this effortless look.
For an easy tutorial on this bun, check out this video from emerging beauty influencer Claudia Hernandez. Pro tip: using a toothbrush sprayed with some hairspray like the NuMe Freeze Please Finishing Spray will keep the baby hairs laying down while you sunbathe.
Enjoy the pool days while you still can! If you love these looks, there's plenty more where that came from over on our Instagram account, @NuMeHair. Head over to our YouTube channel for helpful tutorials for using your favorite NuMe products. Sign up for our NuMe Rewards & Loyalty Program to earn points so that you'll be on your way to achieving gifts, products, tools, and even tickets to exclusive NuMe events!
Now that we know some of the best poolside hairstyles for a glamorous sunny day, let's take a look at some of the best tips to take care of your hair at the swimming pool;
Before you leave for the swimming pool, make sure to use a thermal heat protectant to protect your hair from the harmful UV rays - the sun can be extremely damaging, leaving your hair dry and brittle because it strips the hair of its natural oils.
Wetting your hair with fresh water before entering the pool can help minimize the absorption of chlorinated or saltwater. Your hair will absorb less of these damaging elements if it's already saturated with clean water.
Wearing a swim cap can provide a barrier between your hair and the pool water. While it may not keep your hair completely dry, it can significantly reduce exposure to chlorine and other chemicals.
Chlorine is a strong chemical, and it can strip the hair of its natural oils, making it more prone to dryness and brittleness.
Applying a leave-in conditioner or a hair oil before swimming can create a protective barrier on your hair strands. This can help minimize the penetration of chlorine and saltwater, as well as prevent excessive drying.
We recommend the NuMe Rise and Prime Hair Primer - it not only serves as a foundation for any hairstyles, but it can also be used as a leave-in conditioner for moisturizing your beautiful mane.
After your swim, rinse your hair thoroughly with fresh water to remove any chlorine or saltwater residues. This step is crucial to prevent these substances from further damaging your hair.
Occasionally use a clarifying shampoo to remove chlorine, salt, and other buildup from your hair. This will help prevent any lingering effects from pool water exposure.
Incorporate deep conditioning treatments into your hair care routine to restore moisture and repair any damage caused by pool water. Look for products containing ingredients like keratin, coconut oil, or shea butter.
A great way to condition your hair and prep your pool hairstyles for the hot summer days is to use the NuMe Vegan Tourmaline Hair Care treatment. Made with tourmaline powder and 11 amino acids, this powerful smoothing treatment replenishes your hair with antioxidants while nourishing and conditioning the hair.
Chlorine and saltwater can already make your hair more vulnerable, so avoid using heat styling tools immediately after swimming. If you need to style your hair, opt for heat-free methods like braiding or air-drying.
While swimming is fun, try to limit the time you spend in chlorinated or saltwater pools. Prolonged exposure can increase the risk of hair damage. Rinse and condition your hair promptly after each swim.
Your hair's health also depends on your overall well-being. Staying hydrated and consuming a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals can contribute to strong and resilient hair.
A simple and effective hairstyle for swimming is a tight bun or high ponytail. This keeps hair off your neck and prevents excessive tangling.
Consider using a leave-in conditioner before swimming and rinse hair immediately afterward. A swim cap can also help minimize chlorine exposure.
Yes, wearing a swim cap is beneficial for hair protection. It forms a barrier against chlorine and prevents tangling. While it won't keep hair entirely dry, it significantly reduces chlorine absorption and minimizes damage.
After swimming in a pool, rinse your hair with fresh water immediately. Wash with a gentle shampoo every time you've been in chlorinated water, but avoid excessive washing to prevent over-stripping natural oils.
Use a conditioner to restore moisture and maintain hair health.
Author: Mary Patterson Broome
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