I love the sea and have always dreamt of having a home by the beach. Enjoying the calm of the sea breeze, I would probably pick out some sea shells and make them into cute accessories. I could play on the sand whenever I wanted and enjoy the beautiful sun-kissed skin I would definitely have. And don’t forget the fabulous hair I would have after playing for a day in 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 can 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 the sun but at least my hair can be a bit closer to the beach.
DIY Sea Salt Spray Recipes
Hee are 2 DIY sea salt spray recipes for you to try. I can’t promise that this DIY hair spray will give you all the amazing benefits of a day at the beach. But this, I swear, is like your own “vitamin sea” in a bottle. It is so easy to make and only takes a few minutes, so there’s need to spend money on store-bought sea salt sprays for beach-hair on a regular basis. These DIY recipes are not just easy to make, they are also inexpensive with ingredients that you might have inside your kitchen cupboards. What you’ll love most about these recipes is that they only contain natural ingredients. So relax, because you can be sure that your hair is safe from all those icky chemicals and preservatives found in most store-bought products. 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 but not boiling. Add the unrefined sea salt and stir until completely dissolved. Allow the mixture to cool to 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 with added conditioner for 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. Always start with just a teaspoon of sea salt, as you can add more if you like later.
Put on the lid and shake the spray bottle for a good minute or two.
How To Use:
Shake the spray bottle before every application. Spray ample amounts onto damp or towel-dried hair then put your hair into a braid or a knot and let it dry. Make the style loose or tight depending on the kind of beach-wavy hair you want. Let your hair down when it’s almost dry then scrunch your hair some more while letting it air dry completely. Or, leave your hair braided overnight, spraying a little more in the morning to ensure an full day of beach hair fun. And there you go, enjoy the perfect beach look every day, whenever you want!
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 to make that lovely beach-wavy hair you are enjoying now.
Use unrefined sea salt to take advantage of all the natural minerals which have properties that can help in treating your hair. There are a lot of sea salt varieties to choose from, including Himalayan, Celtic or a sea salt blend – 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, because tap water is usually treated with chlorine and other chemicals to make it safe for consumption. While these chemicals make the water safe, they can also harm the hair. Perhaps they are the culprit behind all those bad hair days. These chemicals strip the natural oil from the hair, leaving the skin dry and the hair, brittle. To solve this, install a shower filter to reduce or remove chlorine from your bathroom wate, or even 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 work wonders for your hair. Its healing properties can strengthen the hair and prevent breakages. Lavender essential oil can also promote hair growth, and soothe dandruff and the itching that comes with it. This essential oil is so versatile that it can be used for all hair types.
Whether it is 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 beter 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 consider what scent you want your sea salt spray, and your hair, to have. Aside from the additional conditioning and protection these hair products give, they also provide our DIY sea salt spray with a great fragrance. Use your favorite brands to make sure that you’ll love the smell of your hair spray, but make sure that the scents you choose will compliment the other ingredients.
Always start the recipe with just a teaspoon of salt, to make sure you don’t waste all the other ingredients in case you add too much salt to the mixture. Test on your hair then, if you think you need more salt, add quarter of a teaspoon gradually. Test on your hair again, until you reach your desired formula to give you the most fabulous waves.
Make sure you have all the 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 plays a role in achieving that beautiful beach-wavy hair.