When heading to a pool party or even a day at the beach, you want something that takes minimal effort and keeps hair away from your face. Preferably, you also want a style that can be done in only a few minutes but still looks beach chic. The typical beach waves are fun but if it’s humid outside, you’re probably going to wish you did something different with it because it’ll frizz up in no-time.

A low ponytail is the perfect hairstyle for a day in the sun as it you can do it with only a few minutes to spare and need very little styling tools and products. If you want to get this chic beach hairstyle, try this tutorial.

To style a low ponytail, you’ll need the following:

1. Clear elastics
2. A comb
3. Bobby pins
4. Hair oil

Now follow these simple steps:

Step 1. Bring all of the hair back with a comb to create a sleek look. It doesn’t have to be perfect but tame the hair as much as possible to make it look polished. Secure the ponytail with a clear elastic about an inch or two above where your hair naturally ends on your neck.

Step 2. Cover the elastic by taking a small section of hair and wrapping it around the elastic. Once you’ve done that, secure the hair with a bobby pin.

Step 3. Divide the hair in 3 sections and braid the hair all the way down. Secure the braid with an elastic. If you have straight hair, you can skip this step if you’d like but if you have wavy or curly hair that gets bigger in humid weather, this step should definitely be done to keep the hair tamed.

Step 4. Take a bit of hair oil and smooth it all over the top of your head and braid to tame fly-aways and help with frizz.
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