In the summer, we have the tendency to want nothing more than to keep our hair as far away from our neck and face as possible. But just as wearing jeans and a sweater gets terrifyingly boring in the winter, throwing our hair up into a ponytail every day gets repetitive. We want to have as much fun with our hair as we do with our clothing during the carefree season. It may feel like we’ve exhausted our options for creative updos since we’re on the home stretch for summer (only one month left!), but we’re looking to trusty Instagram to inspire us.
From just throwing in a little bit of product that lightens the weight of our hair to jazzing up our ponytail with a colorful scarf (there’s a lot of that), we’re making sure our summer hair solutions are also easy to do — no complicated braiding necessary. Since we’re spending so much time out in the sun and in the harsh saltwater, we’re also finding products that help us achieve the look while simultaneously protecting our locks.
Scroll for the 11 hairstyles we’re going to try before summer is over.
1. Seaside Waves
We can hear the ocean just by looking at this picture. Glossy semi-slicked-back hair is having a major moment. Leonor Greyl’s hair oil is a two-in-one with a formula that protects hair, moisturizes, and makes it smell super nice.
2. Claw Clips + Headbands
When a puffy headband isn’t enough, double up with a giant claw clip as well. It’ll make sure your hair stays out of your face and off your neck, all while looking chic.
3. Slicked-Down Barrettes
Gel your hair down and use some sparkly crystal barrettes to keep it down. Better safe than sorry!
This summer hair hack is easy. Step 1: Tie your hair in a ponytail. Step 2: Find a scarf and tie it around your ponytail. Voilà!
5. More Scarves!
Another scarf hair trick? Tie it around your chin to emanate that L.A. movie star vibe. Convertible not included.
6. And More Scarves!
This is our last scarf hairstyle, and it comes to us with some ’70s inspiration. It’ll keep your hair cool and away from your face. Maybe you can even hide an ice pack underneath?
7. A Simple Braid
For those who like to keep things organized: Master the simple braid. Tie it with a cute scrunchie or bow at the end and you’re good to go.
8. Half Up
Ride-or-die hair-down girls rejoice! You really can have it all this summer. Pull only half of your hair in a ponytail. This anti-humidity spray is necessary for our hair and our life.
Ah, the low bun. It’s our best friend, and this summer we’re finding new ways to do it. Either with no part and completely pulled back, or with a strong middle part to make a bold statement. Whichever it may be, top it off with a scrunchie for those ballerina vibes.
10. Beachy Waves
Sometimes the heat can be our friend. If your hair has a natural wave pattern, embrace it and let it be free with a minimal amount of product.
11. Double-Duty Ponytail
It may seem simple, but throw two hair ties in your ponytail to add some extra dimension. It’s a good look for those who want to keep things sporty, and plus, your hair won’t be sticking to your back once things get sweaty.
Originally Appeared on Teen Vogue