It’s officially summer, and that means our minds turn to the beach. And for our money, the best part of going to the beach is what it does for our hair: those gorgeously-messy waves that only the salt, sand and sun can create.
But is there a way to get that hair when you’re not sunning yourself by the seaside? Absolutely; you can DIY sea salt spray for only a couple of dollars. Here’s a brilliant, real-girl-tested recipe for beach waves in a bottle.
You will need:
A clean spray bottle.
1 – 1 1/2 cups of warm water.
2-3 tsp sea salt, finely ground.
1 tbsp coconut oil.
2 tsp aloe vera gel.
How to make it:
Fill your spray bottle about halfway with the warm water. Use bottled water you’ve heated over the stove or in the microwave if you have colored hair you don’t want to brass up.
Next, add the salt, aloe vera gel and coconut oil to the water; the aloe and coconut oil will prevent the salt from drying out your hair too much.
Pop the cap on your bottle and shake well. We’re talking really well; if you think you’re done shaking, shake it just a little bit more.
Voila! Youv’e now made your very own DIY sea salt spray! And the best part is that it’s entirely customizable; substitute aloe for a blob of regular hair gel for additional wavy hold, mix in more coconut oil for additional moisture, or add a few drops of your favorite essential oils if you’d like your hair to be scented as well as wavy. Some people even add lemon juice to naturally lighten their hair; we only recommend this for undyed hair, of course.
How to use it:
It may not be as much fun as splashing in the ocean, but it’s definitely as easy. Simply spray your salt spray into damp or dry hair, scrunch it to create waves, and let it air-dry. Finish with a light hold hairspray, if needed, to really seal in your waves. Now head out into the world and show off your envious just-back-from-the-beach waves!
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