One of the perks of Summer is spending time in the pool or at the beach with friends and family while enjoying the cool water to the fullest. However, it’s essential to select a proper hairstyle if you are going to swim, or else your hair may end up being a problem. Especially if you are planning to wear a loose hairstyle when you go swimming, the detangling session will be a great hassle for sure!
Many swimmers wear swim caps to avoid getting their hair wet while swimming. But for those not wearing a cap, choosing a proper hairstyle is essential. You may think that a regular braid or ponytail will be enough for a day-long swimming session. But there is a huge chance that your hair won’t agree with your point.
This is why there are particular hairstyles for swimmers which will keep the hassle away and let you enjoy the water in peace. It’s all about styling the hair in the right way so that your hair doesn’t end up ruining your fun. And trust us, you are going to need these styles if swimming is your favorite thing to do in summer.
Table of Contents
- Cool and Convenient Hairstyles that Swimmers Can Try!
- Swimming Athlete Hairstyle
- Final Thoughts
Cool and Convenient Hairstyles that Swimmers Can Try!
Choosing the right hairstyle for swimming is a big thing, especially if you have long hair that can become quite unmanageable after getting wet. Also for black girls with thick and coarse hair, picking the right swimming hairstyle is definitely a matter of concern. So, to take care of all these things and make your pool and beach time free of worries, here we have rounded up the best swimming hairstyles. Let’s take a look at them now!
If your hair is shorter in length and you feel like you can do nothing about it before going swimming, then let’s take a pause and rethink for a while. Shorter hair can be given a bold and secured look with dutch braids, so buckle up because we are going to tell you everything about that.
First things first, here is a picture to prove our point. With shorter hair, you can just opt for regular dutch braids to avoid any hassle during your swimming sessions. You can secure the end of your braids with regular hair ties, or simply give them a style like the one shown in the picture. With this hairstyle, you can rock your swimming sessions confidently!
Regular ponytails can get ruined due to swimming, and the aftermath is your hair ruining your fun. So what you can do is opt for something convenient, like a braided ponytail. And for that, we always love the fishtail braid.
Take this picture for example. The lady in the picture has beautiful natural hair with a high ponytail. Her ponytail has been turned into a fishtail braid to keep her hair in place while swimming. The entire style has been secured properly so there’s no risk of her hair getting untied. We suggest giving this one a try for a fun day at the pool or beach.
Bubble ponytails are also a great alternative to regular ponytails. They look super cool no matter what type of style you are choosing, and a bubble ponytail can be your perfect companion when you go swimming.
For perfecting a bubble ponytail, all you need to do is grab multiple hair ties and make a ponytail out of your hair by tying up your hair at different lengths. We recommend choosing colorful hair ties to match the vibe of summer. This will make you look trendy and your hair will be perfectly secured as well.
Dutch Braid Pony
If you are bored of your regular ponytails and do not like the hassle that comes with them while swimming, then it’s time for an upgrade. Instead of braiding your ponytail, this time you can do braids on your hair and then turn the rest of the length into a single ponytail.
To understand what we are talking about, take a good look at this picture. First of all, we love her hair color! Especially the pinkish parts on the dutch braids are totally captivating. The braids look healthy and we totally admire how they turn into a low ponytail at the back. This middle part hairstyle has become one of our recent favorites for the pool!
Dutch Braid Buns
While dutch braid pigtails are surely a great option for hangouts with friends or parties, we suggest you try out dutch braid buns the next time you go swimming. This is because your entire hair is secured properly with dutch braid buns, so the risk of messing up your hair is not present.
You can try out this simple hairstyle with the dutch braids and buns for a fun day at the pool. We love the black, brown, and blonde colors on her hair as they have created an eye-catching appearance. The braids and buns are nicely done to make the swimming experience a pleasing one, so this hairstyle is a must-try!
We know about the single buns as well as the double buns or the space buns. But have you ever heard of the triple buns? Well, they may sound difficult but trust us, triple buns can be one of the easiest hairstyles for a day out on the water.
Here is a picture to show you what the exotic triple buns look like. As you can see, hair from different lengths has been gathered together two create the three separate buns one after another. We love the fact that this style is so simple yet so elegant. This is going to be a great pick for your swimming sessions without any doubt!
Braids in Pony
Previously we have mentioned a hairstyle where two dutch braids lead to a low ponytail at the back. But you can make things even cooler and fun by incorporating the braids in your ponytail. Trust us, you are going to fall in love with this unique swimming hairstyle.
Take this picture for example. The long and natural hair of the lady in this picture is totally praiseworthy. The dutch braids that have been done on the sides lead to a single low ponytail at the back, but they are not undone. The braids move with grace along with the ponytail, and they have been secured properly using hair ties. We also love the use of that black scrunchie for tying up the ponytail. This entire style is a must-try from our side!
Single Dutch Braid
Somedays you just don’t want to do anything extra with your hair, and we totally get that feeling. For such circumstances, we always suggest going for a simple style that will serve the purpose quite well. In this case, it’s going to be a dutch braid for your swimming sessions.
You do not need to do anything extra for a single dutch braid. Just grab all your hair together and make a perfect dutch braid out of it. Secure the braid properly with a good-quality hair tie, and your hair will be ready to rock the water with grace.
You might have tried out fancy hair buns on different occasions, but have you ever heard of the scarf bun? Well, basically, a scarf is used to do the bun and the style looks so elegant. This can be a perfect pick for beach days and the pool, plus the elegance of this style will be great for the ‘Gram!
We suggest doing a top bun with your scarf before you go swimming. The print of your scarf depends on your preference, but a tropical design is always great for the summer vibes. This picture portrays how beautiful it looks when a scarf bun is done to perfection!
Goddess Box Braids
For those with protective hairstyles, the options are infinite when it comes to hairstyles for swimming. The pictures come out great near the water with all those beautiful braids done to perfection. When it comes to hairstyles for black swimmers, one of our favorites is the goddess box braids.
You can get your goddess box braids done by your hairdresser, or simply give them a try on your own if you are confident enough. Take this picture for example. Her braids look so beautiful that we just can’t get enough of them. These can be a great pick for your next pool day.
Upside Down French Braid
What’s upside down but as good as a regular french braid? Well, an upside-down french braid for sure! If you love to surf through the internet for finding unique and attractive hairstyles, then you might have come across the upside-down braids to buns multiple times. This hairstyle has become quite popular in recent times, and it’s a perfect pick for a day at the pool!
In this picture, the girl is wearing an upside-down french braid that has been turned into an amazing fishtail bun for her swimming session. We totally love the color of her hair and the health of her hair is also quite visible. This hairstyle is exotic and it can be a good option to keep your hair in place while swimming. So you should give it a try next time!
Lace and Fishtail
If you love to try out different types of braiding styles on your hair, then the options are infinite. From regular three-strand braids to complex snake braids, you can give all of them a try. But if looking cute at the pool is your goal, then you can combine two unique braiding styles into one hairstyle before going swimming.
Such as this hairstyle in the picture. The style consists of two lace braids on the sides which come together at the back and turn into a french fishtail braid that looks amazing. The entire hair is properly secured in this style so you don’t have to worry about the water ruining your hairstyle. If you have the skills to rock these braids, give this hairstyle a try for sure!
If looking cool during your swimming sessions is your main goal, and you want to keep your hair secured at the same time, then trying out interesting braiding styles can be a great option. Our regular middle part or side part braids often look boring for the pool, so you can part your hair in different ways to make your braids look even cooler.
For a secured and safe hairstyle during swimming, this one is highly recommended from our side. The interesting pattern in the parting is totally loved by us. We also appreciate how neatly the braids have been done, and this seems like a hairstyle that is surely going to stay put while you swim. So give this a try on your next swimming session.
Swimming Athlete Hairstyle
Dara Torres pixie cut
Jessica Long Top Bun
Katie Ledecky Bob Hair
Katinka Hosszú Free Weave
Swimming hairstyles are versatile and you can wear your hair in different creative but useful ways before going swimming. While the fun part is intact, there are still some questions that need to be answered before you jump into the pool with your perfect hairstyle. Let’s take a look at them now.
Can I wear my hair down while swimming?
In the pool, the presence of chlorine can make your detangling process harder if you wear your long hair down while swimming. So we recommend opting for tied-up or braided hairstyles when you go swimming.
How can I prepare my natural black hair before swimming?
First of all, go for a protective hairstyle because your hair will need it. We suggest using oil on your hair beforehand. Plus, don’t forget to soak your hair properly with water before you jump into the pool.
To give yourself a cool retreat during the hot summer days, swimming in the pool or at the beach is the perfect option. Your hairstyle should be one of your main concerns before you go swimming, because trust us, you won’t want to end up with damaged strands in the end.
The styles we have mentioned above will be perfect for swimming, and your hassle will be lessened once you try them. Make sure to prep your hair properly before you go swimming, and don’t forget to take proper care of your hair with the right products after your swimming sessions.
Enjoy the sun and the weather to your heart’s content, and swim with confidence while your perfect hairstyle keeps your worries away!