DIY Sea Salt Spray for Beachy Waves
My hair sort of occupies the nexus between straight and curly. I only get real curls in humid places, but even here in dry, dry Colorado, it still won't lay straight unless blow-dried or straightened (which I don't do, since I don't own a hairdryer, or a straightener).
But my favorite version of my hair is my beach hair. The humid sea air, the salty water, the sun, there's nothing more glorious! I mean don't you want to look like this all the time:
Luckily I can come close to replicating the beach wave here in land-locked CO. I've been making just a salt spray for a long time, its very simply: just water and salt. However, I recently discovered that adding some oil to the spray definitely helps it hold! I use coconut in the summer when its warm enough to stay in liquid form. However, I think I'll switch to a liquid oil in the winter since a bunch of solid coconut oil floating on top of the spray wouldn't do to much!
DIY Sea Salt Sprays for Beachy Waves
1 tablespoon of sea salt
1 tablespoon coconut oil (or oil of choice)
1 cup of warm water
*5-10 drops of essential oils
* Optional, I have jasmine and lemon in mine currently. Mint, rose, rosemary, or other refreshing scents would also probably be very nice!
- Warm up the water in a small saucepan on the stove over low-med heat.
- Add the salt and stir until salt completely dissolves. Turn off heat.
- Add the coconut oil and stir until it melts.
- Wait until water cools to add few drops of your preferred essential oils.
- Pour into small spray bottle.
- Shake before use to mix the oils up, then spray onto your towel-dried hair. Scrunch hair if you are going for those beach curls!