Want to know the best beach hairstyles for long hair that every beach lover needs to try? These are the most adorable and practical beach hairstyles that are perfect for long hair.
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Finding a cute and practical hairstyle for the beach can be a struggle, especially if you have long thick hair like me. As a girl who has long hair myself and practically spends all her time on the beach, I am giving you all of the best beach hairstyles that will completely change your styling routine.
You are going to learn about all kinds of beach hairstyles from beach hairstyles for long hair, frizzy hair, straight hair, and more.
After learning about all of these different ways you can wear your hair to the beach, you are going to be a hairstyling pro and extremely prepared for your next beach day.
This post is all about the best beach hairstyles for long hair every beach loving girl needs to know about.
Best Beach Hairstyles For Long Hair
1. Dutch Braided Pigtails
This is such a fun and cute hairstyle that is fairly simple to recreate. I love that this hairstyle practically screams summer and beach vibes! The Dutch braids add that little extra “spice” that you wouldn’t get with the typical pigtails.
If you are not familiar with Dutch braiding, no worries, here is a step by step video guide for beginners.
2. Flower Claw Clip Hairstyle
Major trend alert! These flower claw clips have completely taken over my Pinterest and Instagram feed. Everywhere I look, I see someone wearing one.
I was skeptical about them at first, but now I am hooked. I mean, look how freaking cute this hairstyle is. You can have yourself a messy low bun in no time by just securing it with an adorable flower clip.
3. Simple Half Up Braid
If you are all about simplicity and those quick hairstyles that can be done literally on your way to the beach, then this hairstyle is perfect for you. I am personally a huge fan of this hairstyle because I always want to have my hair out of my face, especially with the strong wind on the beach.
P.S – if you have straight hair like me, but want those beautiful beach waves without heat, then simply sleep in a French braid the night before. Here is a step by step beginner guide to French braiding.
4. Low Bun With Bandana
How freaking adorable is this hairstyle?! Who knew a bandana could make a simple low bun look this good!
Sometimes, you simply just want to get your hair out of the way entirely, but still make it look cute. A low bun is a perfect way to have the best of both worlds. Plus, you can choose any style bandana to wrap around it.
Similar Head Scarf:
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5. Space Buns With Braids
IN LOVE WITH THIS BEACH HAIRSTYLE! The space buns are such a fun idea and is a great way to get your long hair out of your face. The two Dutch braids in the back add that extra detail that makes the whole look even cuter.
You could also choose to add a bandana to keep those fly aways tamed in the wind!
6. Dutch Braid Into A High Pony
Pony tails are underrated. . . there are so many ways to make your pony tail look "fancy". For example, simply add a Dutch braid into your pony tail and pull on it to get that fluffy effect.
This is perfect for getting your hair out of your face, while having that beachy, boho look.
7. Face Framing Braids
Sometimes, you just need to keep it simple. And, that is exactly what this hairstyle is. . . simple and cute! Adding two face framing braids can give you that beachy look, while keeping those front hair pieces out of your face!
8. Braids Into Messy Bun
Messy buns are always fitting for a beach day. Adding a couple of classic braids to a messy bun makes it look like you really did something “special” to your hair when in reality it only took you like 5 minutes.
At first glance, this hairstyle gives you that laid back boho feel, yet is super cute and easy to complete. Plus, your long hair is now tamed from that crazy wind at the beach!
9. Fishtail Braided Pigtails
This is a great way to switch it up from the classic pigtail braids. I love that these braids look super complex (secret – they aren’t) because it really makes it look like you tried super hard on your hair, but when in reality it was a super easy style.
Plus, if you have thin hair these braids are a great way to make your hair appear more thick by pulling on them and making them more “fluffy”.
10. Double Dutch Braids
If you liked the Dutch braided pigtails, then you are most likely going to love the double Dutch braids. The only difference is that the braids continue instead of being tied into pigtails.
Dutch braids are always a great go to hairstyle for the beach because they get the hair out of your face and you are able to make them big and fluffy!
11. Half Up Half Down Messy Bun – With Beach Waves
The half up half down hairstyle is always an easy route to take. How adorable is this beach hairstyle?! I mean, the beach waves with the pulled back bun is such a laid back look, yet still looks super cute.
I recommend sleeping in a French braid the night to get those loose beachy waves the next day. Then simply pull back the top half of your hair into a neat bun or messy (either will look great) and there you have it, an extremely easy and cute hairstyle that is perfect for the beach.
Lastly, just add your favorite scrunchie!
Essential Beach Hair Products
1. Large Claw Clip
I never leave the house without one of these large claw clips, especially when I'm headed to the beach. They make it so easy to pull back my long hair without having to deal with elastics, which can be damaging.
2. Sun Bum Revitalizing Spray
Spray this in your hair before going to the beach and it will help your hair stay hydrated. Instead of soaking in the saltwater, which dries out your hair, it will absorb the conditioner instead. Plus, it smells SO GOOD!
I use it as a detangling spray after the shower as well.
3. Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask
I have been using this hair mask for YEARS! It is by far my favorite hair mask to rehydrate my hair after a long beach day.
4. Satin Scrunchies
If you simply cannot live without a hair tie at the beach, then I recommend these satin scrunchies over any regular elastic. They are much more gentle on your hair and serve the same purpose as an elastic.
5. Microfiber Hair Towel
If your hair care process doesn't involve a hair towel yet, then you need to get one ASAP.
It is so important to use a microfiber towel after washing your hair because it is much more gentle and helps reduce damage unlike regular towels.
This post was all about the best beach hairstyles for long hair.