I love the sea and have always dreamt of having a home by the beach. Enjoying the calm that the sea breeze can bring, I would probably pick out some sea shells and make them into cute, little accessories. I can play on the sand whenever I want and enjoy the beautiful sun-kissed skin I will definitely have. And don’t forget the fabulous hair I will have after playing for a day with the waves. Oh, how I would love that! But as much as I want to, I can’t. I can’t because of work and other mature stuff. The closest thing I could get to that dream of a daily dose of “vitamin sea” is with a DIY sea salt spray. Yes, I can’t enjoy the breeze and all but at least my hair can be that close to the beach.
DIY Sea Salt Spray Recipes
We have here 2 DIY sea salt spray recipes for you to try. I can’t promise that this DIY hair spray can give you all the amazing benefits a day at the beach can bring. But this, I swear is like your own “vitamin sea” in a bottle. It is so easy to make that it would just take you a few minutes. No need to spend so much on store-bought sea salt sprays just to have those beach-wavy hair on a regular basis. These DIY recipes are not just easy to make, they are also inexpensive with ingredients that might just be there inside your kitchen cupboards. What you’ll love more about these recipes is that they only have natural ingredients on them. So relax, because you can be sure that your hair is safe from all those icky chemicals and preservatives found in most store-bought hair products. Talk about this sea salt spray being budget and hair-friendly! Be sure to try both recipes to know which one you’ll love to keep.
1. DIY Sea Salt Spray With Lavender
You cannot go wrong with this very simple recipe. A foolproof DIY sea salt spray recipe with just 4 ingredients? How can you not love that!
What You Need:
- 1-2 teaspoons unrefined sea salt
- 1 cup water, filtered
- 1/4 teaspoon argan oil
- 2-4 drops lavender essential oil
- spray bottle
Gently heat a cup of water on the stove until it is warm (NOT BOILING). Add the unrefined sea salt and stir until they are completely dissolved. Allow the mixture to cool and to reach room temperature. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle, then add the argan oil and lavender essential oil.
2. DIY Sea Salt Spray With Conditioner
Here’s another one for the books. Now, with added conditioner for a free-flowing, beach-wavy hair!
What You Need:
- 1 cup water, hot
- 1-2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon argan or coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon leave-in conditioner
- a dab of water-based gel or pomade
- spray bottle
Pour a cup of hot water into the spray bottle carefully so as not to spill it.
Add a tablespoon of coconut or argan oil, half a teaspoon of leave-in conditioner, a dab of pomade or water-based gel, and a teaspoon of sea salt. Don’t forget to always start with just a teaspoon of sea salt.
Put on the lid and shake the spray bottle for a good minute or two.
How To Use:
Always shake the spray bottle before every application. Spray ample amounts to your damp or towel-dried hair. Put your hair into a braid or a knot while letting it dry. You can make it loose or tight depending on the kind of beach-wavy hair you want to achieve. Let your hair down when it’s almost dry. Scrunch your hair some more while letting it completely air dry. Or leave your hair braided overnight, spraying a little more in the morning to ensure an all day of beach hair fun. And there you go, enjoy the perfect beach look every day, whenever you want or whole year round!
The All-Natural Sea Salt Spray
Now that you have that summer hair, close your eyes and imagine the sea breeze blowing onto your face. Imagine the playful waves at your feet. Now, do you feel much closer to the sea? Then, let’s talk about the natural ingredients used in the recipes that are the reason for those lovely beach-wavy hair you are enjoying now.
Make sure to use unrefined sea salt to take advantage of the minerals it naturally has. These minerals have properties that can help in treating your hair. There are a lot of sea salt varieties to choose from. There is the Himalayan, Celtic or the sea salt blend that all work well for this hair spray. Some DIYers have also tried using Magnesium Sulfate aka Epsom salt for their DIY sea salt spray and said it is less drying to the hair.
Use untreated, filtered water as much as possible. Why? Because tap water is usually treated with chlorine and other chemicals to make it safe for consumption. But these chemicals while making the water safe for consumption, can do some harm to your hair. They may even be the culprit for all those bad hair days. These chemicals strip out the natural oil from our skin and hair, leaving the skin dry and the hair, brittle. To solve this, you can install a shower filter that can reduce or remove chlorine from your bathroom water. Or a whole house system to address the chlorine issue in the whole household.
Lavender Essential Oil
Known for its relaxing properties, this essential oil can also do wonders for your hair. Its healing properties can strengthen the hair and prevent breakage. Lavender essential oil can also promote hair growth, soothe dandruff plus the itching that comes with it. This essential oil is so versatile that it can be used for all hair types.
May it be argan, jojoba, almond or coconut oil, these oils have long been used to condition and fortify the hair. Because they are rich in antioxidants, these oils are best to nourish and moisturize the hair than any other oils. Never leave them out of the recipe because their hair conditioning properties balance the drying effect that the sea salt can bring to the hair.
Conditioner and Water-Based Gel or Pomade
Always think of what scent you want your sea salt spray, and your hair to have. Aside from the additional conditioning and protection these hair products can give, they provide our DIY sea salt spray that great fragrance. You can always use your favorite brands to make sure that you’ll love the smell of your hair spray. Just make sure that the scents you choose will compliment that of the other ingredients.
Always start the recipe with just a teaspoon of salt. Do this to make sure you don’t waste all the other ingredients in case you put too much salt in the mixture. Test on your hair first. If you think you need more salt, add gradually with just a quarter of a teaspoon. Then test in your hair again. Do this until you reach your desired formula that gives you the most fabulous waves of a summer hair.
Make sure you have all the weighed ingredients and tools you need at arm’s reach before you start. We don’t want to leave out any ingredients as each of them has its role in achieving those beautiful beach-wavy hair.