We’ve had some glorious weather this last month which has seen many people heading for the coast for some fun.

Along with your beachwear and sunscreen, however, it’s essential to consider your hairstyle for those long days spent by the water. Whether you prefer effortless and natural looks or chic and glamorous styles, there are plenty of summer hairdos that you can rock at the beach.

When it comes to beach hair, the key is to strike a balance between style and practicality. Here’s our guide.

Beachy Waves

Nothing says summer and surfing like beachy waves and achieving those tousled, wavy locks is easier than you think. Here are three options:

  • Spritz a texturizing spray onto damp hair and scrunch it with your fingers.
  • Braid your hair before going to bed and wake up to natural-looking waves.
  • Use a curling iron or a flat iron to create loose waves.

If you want it to last the day, seal it with a salt spray for that perfect beachy texture.

Messy Bun with a Twist

This is a classic and practical hairstyle for the beach and, again, it’s pretty easy. You can add a twist to this timeless look by leaving a few strands of hair loose around your face. Practice should make perfect, but you can fix your bun with bobby pins and hairspray when you’re ready to hit the waves.

Braided Crown

This is quite romantic but also practical as it keeps your hair out of your eyes. Separate your hair into two sections and braid each side. Wrap the braids around your head like a crown and secure them with pins. This elegant yet bohemian style is also perfect for beach weddings as well as a day spent lounging by the shore.

Elegant Fishtail Braid

The fishtail braid is another option for those who want a more sophisticated beach look:

  • Divide your hair into two equal sections and take a small strand from the outer edge of one section.
  • Cross it over to the other section, then repeat the process on the opposite side.
  • Continue weaving until you reach the end, and secure it with an elastic band.
  • Gently tug on the sides of the braid to create a fuller and more textured appearance.

Tousled Low Bun

If you prefer a more relaxed and carefree hairstyle, the tousled low bun is the way to go. Start by creating a low ponytail at the nape of your neck. Twist this into a loose bun and secure it with bobby pins. Allow a few strands to frame your face for an effortlessly chic look.

Boho Headband

It doesn’t have to be hard work – a simple boho headband adds a touch of whimsy and femininity to your beach hairstyle. Go for a wide, fabric headband or a floral crown. Place it on your head, slightly pushing it back to create a bohemian vibe.

The Importance of Protection

Finally, once you get home after a fun day, a little care and attention are needed. The summer heat and saltwater can dehydrate your hair, leaving it dull and brittle. Use a hydrating shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for dry or damaged hair. Deep conditioning treatments and hair masks are also beneficial in restoring moisture and adding shine.