We spent a week at the beach last month, and I contemplated which type of style would be best to,
1) Keep the hair out of her face when swimming
2) NOT get horribly tangled
3) Prevent sunburn of the scalp
4) Look nice
5) Be relatively easy to get sand out of
Not in that order.
I settled on this style, and put sunscreen on her scalp for the first few days.
Here is the girl exactly one year earlier, at the beach. We did loose hair last year. Her coils were adorable and she looked so windswept, tan, and beachy. No way we could have gotten away with loose hair this year. And, wow, it's really grown in a year!