Its July and finally there seems to be a temporary reprieve in the weather, so your flip flops are back and bare arms turn towards the missing sun in anticipation. I have wavy hair, bits of it, the rest seems to hover somewhere between frizz and spaniels ears. I do love the post sea swim kiss curls that emerge from the unruly mass but I refuse to spend money on getting this urchin look, so, here’s the key to cheap and effective, don’t pay for a bottle of ‘designer hairdresser’ muck that’s THE VERY SAME THING
Ingredients for Homemade Sea Salt Hair Spray
- 8 to 10 fluid ounce clear spray bottle (try a beauty supply store, the euro store, or an old empty bottle you have around the place)
- 8 ounces of water (have hard water? try something bottled for this recipe)
- 8 teaspoons of finely ground sea salt (more for super thick or oily-prone hair)
- 2-3 teaspoons of conditioner (prevents hair from drying out, try a coconut or tropical scent for that real beach feel)
- 1-2 teaspoons of hair gel (helps set the salty style without adding too much crunch)
- 3-5 drops of essential oils (like jojoba or tea tree but totally optional)
- Add the sea salt and water together in the spray bottle and shake until the salt appears to be completely dissolved.
- Once the salt and water are mixed, add the conditioner and hair gel along with any essential oils.
- Before use, shake the bottle vigorously to help the oil and water-based ingredients combine and spray over damp hair.
- Give hair a quick, light scrunch to help the spray settle into waves. Allow hair to air dry.
- Keep the spray bottle somewhere cool and dry. Shelf-life should be about 1 year.
Additional Options for Enhanced Sea Salt Hair Spray:
- Apply sea salt hair spray to damp hair and twist your hair up into a bun. Allow hair to air dry and remove the bun for extra volume and waves.
- Add the juice of 1 lemon to the mixture and combine. Spray damp or dry hair before heading outside for some sun-kissed highlights. This citrus touch will help hold your look longer, too!
- Mix equal parts lemon and vodka before adding it to the sea salt spray for even more natural highlights. Light highlights are the perfect complement to beachy waves.