DIY: Sea Salt Spray
Today I’m sharing this super easy and quick sea salt spray recipe that you can make right at home. I think sea salt spray (especially in the summer) is a must if you want those “beachy” waves and to add texture to your hair. Don’t you notice that your hair looks awesome after a day at the beach? It’s because there’s so much salt in the air and water that it gives your hair that perfect texture! Or maybe that’s just me haha.
Of course you can go to the store and buy sea salt spray, but I like doing it this way because I know what’s in it, it’s cheap to make, and it’s just fun to create something of your own!
What you’ll need:
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 tbsp Fractionated Coconut Oil (for moisture)
- 1 tbsp Sea Salt (for texture)
- 1 tsp Epsom Salt (for more texture)
- 1 tbsp pure Aloe Vera Gel (for moisture and hold)
- Optional: 5 drops of your favorite essential oil (for smell – I usually add peppermint, but lavender or orange would be great for the summer)
- 1 spray bottle
How to make it:
- Add the water to a small pan. Heat up the water on the stove to almost boiling. You’ll want to make sure it’s really hot so that it can dissolve all of the ingredients together.
- Add the Epsom Salt and the Sea Salt. Mix until dissolved.
- Add the Fractionated Coconut Oil and mix. You can use regular coconut oil for this if you want, however after the spray returns back to room temperature, it will separate, harden, and float to the top. Fractionated Coconut Oil stays liquid at room temperature, unlike regular coconut oil.
- Add the Aloe Vera Gel and mix.
- If you opted to add in the essential oil, you can do that now.
- Let the liquid cool off a bit, then add to a spray bottle.
Tip: I would recommend spraying this onto your hair when it’s damp. If your hair is dry, just spray in some water to dampen it a bit and then use the sea salt spray. Also, if you have straight hair like I do, I would sleep with your hair up or in a braid the night before, that way your hair has some wave to it when you’re ready to use the spray. If not, you can always curl your hair with a wand, dampen it, then spray it with your sea salt spray. In the photos above, I had my hair up all day and just took it down, added a little water to dampen, then used the spray. Easy enough!
I hope y’all enjoyed this post! Wishing everyone a great weekend.