Wednesday, May 30, 2012

DIY Beach Hair


After writing last week about what my Summer Hair Essentials are, I realized that my absolute favorite of them all was the sea salt spray to create that messy beachy look. I also realized at the time that I was sure I could make it at home. I looked online and found a few DIY recipes and picked and chose what I wanted in mine to create my own recipe.

What you will need:
Clean Spray Bottle
8 oz Water
Sea Salt (finely ground is best)
Gel
Hair Oil (Coconut, Moroccan, Almond, Etc.) or Conditioner

Optional:
Tea Tree Oil or other Essential Oil
Alcohol

Directions:
In bottle, mix water with 2 tsp. of sea salt (the more salt, the more wave but also the more dry your hair will be)
A tbsp. of hair gel (try to find unscented so it's scent won't compete with the other scents)
A dollop of conditioner or 1 tsp of oil to counteract the dryness.
I put in3-5 drop of Tea Tree Oil for scent and it helps promote a healthy scalp but you can use any type of Essential Oil if you would like.

Combine all ingredients and shake! Make sure to shake well before each use if you put oil in it as the oil will float to the top.


This recipe is very soft and will not give you that "crunch". If you want the crunch, you can add 3/4 tbsp of rubbing alcohol. If you add too much alcohol, it will overpower all other scents. For that extra crunch without alcohol you can also add more salt and/or gel until satisfied with the outcome of your hair. I happened to have all of these products at home so I literally spent $0 !



As you can see I have generally straight hair with a slight wave at the bottom (thank you erratic pregnancy). I put no alcohol and very little gel in my mixture because I hate crunchy gelled out hair, but it still gave me a soft messy wave that I like. I am beyond low maintenance, and at times I may venture into hobo territory, so this style is perfect for me. It's great if you're in a hurry or you need to fix that bed head ASAP. You can spray, scrunch and go or blow dry on low heat/low air or high heat/high air with a diffuser. The options are endless! okay not really, there really is only like three options but still it's super easy! Give it a try and let me know what you think!

2 comments:

  1. Rocking some hair girl!

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  2. Where did you find sea salt in the box? I went to the grocery store and all I found was like sea salt that you use for food

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