Our Top 6 Recommeded Hairstyles For Swimming

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Buns- Buns are great and not-so-great during water play. They are elegant, simple, easy and flirty but will all of your hair in one big bun it can get tangled up something awful if you dunk your head in the water or swim.

If you are just keeping it above water or hanging out in the hot tub bun it up and do it sexy!  Pull out a few hairs near your ears and twirl them around your fingers for a flirty bun that you can do either messy, high, side, or to the back. (Perfect for long hair as well)

Braided Ponytails– What a great way to get your hair out of your face and protected without taking too much time to create! A braided ponytail is better than a regular ponytail because you are less likely to get tangled hair as looser natural hair will tangle in a pool or from sea water.

It can be one big ponytail or three or four braided and banded together in one scrunchy. Make sure to use a ouchless scrunchy or ouchless barrett to hold your hair.  (Perfect for long hair)

Flat / Two-strand Twists – A great style for the summer and perfect for water play. Your hair will be detangled, separated and either in loose twists or detangled, close to your head in flat twists. Either style will keep your hair stylish and protected while you swim and enjoy yourself.

If using flat twists remember to use more than a few as more twists will keep smaller sections of hair detangled better than bigger sections of your hair like just a flat twist around the edges.


Bantu knots- always a cute and favorite style for summer, bantu knots are perfect for keeping your hair tangled free, and removing those fragile edges from the chlorine and seawater.

Keep them tucked and twisted and keep your hair from being in your face. Probably the best style for swimming in my opinion. All these styles can be used on more than one length so experiment and figure out which ones work best for you. Make sure to rinse your hair thoroughly after swimming and wash immediately and deep condition every time, your hair will thank you for it!

Originally posted 2014-08-05 15:00:23.

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About Sabrina Perkins


Hello all, I'm Sabrina. I'm a freelance writer and a full-time blogger at my site, http://www.seriouslynatural.org/ where the focus is on Natural hair, beauty and style. I became natural 8 years ago at the tender age of 35 and love sharing my ups and downs as I master this thing called natural hair. Married, with two kids (one being a natural herself) gives me a different perspective on our hair and why I love being natural. I want healthy hair, long hair and sexy hair! I'm an older natural---that's right---I'm grown and sexy, and I have much to share. I love fashion too and recently opened a clothing shop for beautiful black women at www.seriouslynatural.spreadshirt.com

About Sabrina Perkins


Hello all, I'm Sabrina. I'm a freelance writer and a full-time blogger at my site, http://www.seriouslynatural.org/ where the focus is on Natural hair, beauty and style. I became natural 8 years ago at the tender age of 35 and love sharing my ups and downs as I master this thing called natural hair. Married, with two kids (one being a natural herself) gives me a different perspective on our hair and why I love being natural. I want healthy hair, long hair and sexy hair! I'm an older natural---that's right---I'm grown and sexy, and I have much to share. I love fashion too and recently opened a clothing shop for beautiful black women at www.seriouslynatural.spreadshirt.com

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Comments

  1. Christina

    Awesome article! If I don’t have braids I would normally put my hair in a bun. I think I would like to try finger coils (really interesting suggestions). Again great job!!

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