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!


  1. Warm up the water in a small saucepan on the stove over low-med heat.
  2. Add the salt and stir until salt completely dissolves. Turn off heat.
  3. Add the coconut oil and stir until it melts. 
  4. Wait until water cools to add few drops of your preferred essential oils. 
  5. Pour into small spray bottle.
  6. 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!