Salt on the skin, sun kissing the nose, piecey waves in the hair. A day spent in the spa has absolutely nothing on a day spent on the beach.
We are beyond excited about the Surf Spirit trend that’s just launched on our site. Printed swimsuits, cropped rash guards, gauzy tanks, and beachy accessories have us wanting the beach. Not later. Now.
For those of us in the chillier portions of the world, days under the salty, bright skies are juuust out of reach, but that doesn’t mean we can’t achieve the beach’s beauty-enhancing effects on our own — namely: those gorgeously natural piecey, beachy waves formed when the sea meets your locks and the sun sets them to dry.
As an update to our incredible sea salt spray, we’ve come up with a new version that smells even better — and is even more natural. We’re calling it mermaid spray. Here’s how it’s done.
1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon natural sea salt
2 teaspoons organic coconut oil
2 teaspoons aloe vera gel (straight from the plant if possible!)
5-10 drops essential oil of your choice (I used lavender)
(The shells & lavender are inside the bottle for decorative purposes only!)
To make, combine all ingredients into an empty spray bottle. Screw on the cap, shake well, and you’re ready to go! Experiment with different types of essential oils to find which scent you love most. I stuck with lavender this time, which smells beautiful in combination with the coconut oil, but I think this would be great with some lemongrass or other citrus scents, as well.
To use, just spray the mixture onto damp hair, scrunch to form piecey waves, and then let air dry. Voila! You’re a beach babe.
I also like to spray this in my hair near the roots when it’s already dry, and then blast with a hairdryer for added texture and volume.
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