UPDATE: This post originally ran on May 23 2012, but we’re dreaming of an endless summer and wanted to share it again :)
I always think my hair looks best after a day at the beach, when the sea salt and sun combine to create loose, carefree waves that just don’t happen anywhere else. Sure, you can buy products to re-create the look, but you can also learn how to make sea salt spray to get beachy, wavy hair any time, any place. I did a little research online and tested out a few combinations before settling on the homemade sea salt spray below – it works like a charm and it also smells just like the beach!
What you need: an empty spray bottle, sea salt, coconut oil, a tiny bit of gel, measuring cup and teaspoon.
Fill the spray bottle with 1 cup (8 oz.) of water – use lukewarm water to help dissolve the salt and coconut oil.
Add one teaspoon of sea salt to the water.
Add about a half a teaspoon of coconut oil. When researching, I saw many types of homemade sea salt spray using different types of oil, the purpose of which is to help keep your hair from drying out from the sea salt. I chose coconut oil because of all the nutrients it contains – and also because it smells amazing!
Add a dab of hair gel (I used the amount pictured in photo above) – this is just for hold, so the waves stay in your hair.
Put the top on the spray bottle and shake thoroughly.
Spray it on damp or dry hair and scrunch the hair up towards your head to create waves.
Here’s my hair before and after!
Photos by Julia.
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