Beachy waves are a very sought after look for so many females out there. I personally LOVE the look and am obsessed with tousled effortless-looking hair. In an effort to listen to my amazing hair dresser for once in my life, I have gone on a hunt for products that do not have any drying ingredients, like alcohol. What I found out was that it is SO HARD! I was on the prowl for some sea salt spray, other than the Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray (which is actually amazing), and I could not find one that did not contain alcohol! To be fair, I did not look in salons, just in drugstore’s (yes, I know drugstore hair products are not the greatest, but it’s also not going to break the bank), but I digress.
I came up with the brilliant idea to make my own sea salt spray! It was not difficult, but it was definitely not just water and salt for ingredients, which is what I thought. I made this spray and tried it out and my mind was blown. I thought I would never be able to make any spray product that worked as well as the Bumble and bumble Surf Spray, but I did it! I want to try so many more variations of the recipe to see if I could make it even better (clearly, I did not have high expectations and was very impressed with myself)!
I have made this spray and used it twice and both times I was very pleasantly surprised. My natural hair is out of control. I’m talking lion mane with some kind of make-shift waves. It used to be quite nicely wavy until I decided to go blonder, so now if it air dries with no product, it’s just a mess. I used the spray and my hair went from an untamed, frizzy mess to tousled, beachy waves. There was still a tiny bit of frizz but I feel like I was getting away with it.
Here is the recipe for this DIY Sea Salt Spray:
Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix in the boiling water until the rest of the ingredients have dissolved. Let cool, pour into a spray bottle, and voila! Your own sea salt spray, it’s that simple! You can also put the ingredients into a spray bottle and shake it to dissolve everything with the boiling water, however, I do not recommend doing this with thin plastic as it may very well melt. To use it, just spray into damp, towel dried hair and let air dry or use a diffuser. I usually let mine air dry but I scrunch it with my hands and blow dry the roots slightly on low.
I encourage you to try this spray at home and see for yourself! Keep in mind that if you have naturally straight and fine hair, it may not work as well as those who have thick, naturally wavy or curly hair. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date with blog posts, discounts, and product updates!