Want that wavy beach hair? This all-natural, simple sea salt spray will give you the extra volume and waves you want in your hair.
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I love going to the beach. The sun, the waves, the sand, oh, and the saltwater! My sister joked that she wanted to bottle up some ocean water to use in her hair because she loves the way the saltwater gives her hair texture and makes it wavy.
She went to a beauty store asking for a salt spray for wavy beach hair, and she found a 2-ounce bottle for $30! What the heck was in that thing? Liquid gold?
Needless to say, we decided to make our own!
HOMEMADE SEA SALT SPRAY FOR WAVY BEACH HAIR VIDEO
When she asked me to make her some salt spray so that she could get that wavy beach-like hair, I had to admit; I had no idea what she was talking about. My hair is completely STRAIGHT, and it does NOT curl. I mean, it does NOT curl!
I remember getting a perm and after a few days, my hair was pin straight again. In high school, I was a cheerleader, and I remember keeping my curlers in until seconds before we went on stage for competitions and by the end of the routine, my curls would already be falling out. It’s fine and straight.
When I made the spray, I made her come over and test it for me because I just know a little salt wasn’t going to make my hair curl. It worked great on her, and she said it held up and was still looking good the following day.
WHY DOES SEA SALT MAKE YOUR HAIR WAVY
When your hair is wet with saltwater, more hydrogen and salt are getting under your hair cuticles. When your hair dries, the salt reaches the cuticle layer, forming little microscopic fibers between cells, and this makes curls much easier to form.
Ocean water or salt sprays can give hair texture, turn waves to curls, and make curly hair even more curly. That is why your hair gets extra wavy when you are at the beach!
IS SALTWATER BAD FOR YOUR HAIR
You all have heard of the “everything in moderation” quote, right? Well, the same goes for sea salt!
Though saltwater can make your hair look amazing and beautiful, you don’t want to overdo it. Too much salt can damage your hair and cause it to become really dry. Dry hair is prone to breaking and split ends because it is so fragile.
Use the salt spray sparingly, and be sure to wash it out after use.
DIY SEA SALT SPRAY FOR WAVY BEACH HAIR INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup warm water
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon aloe vera
DIY SEA SALT SPRAY FOR WAVY BEACH HAIR INSTRUCTIONS
- Add sea salt, coconut oil, and aloe to warm water.
- Stir well until salt is dissolved.
- Add in 5 drops of essential oils.
- Store in a spray bottle for easy application.
HOW TO USE DIY SEA SALT SPRAY FOR WAVY BEACH HAIR
- Spray salt mixture into damp hair
- Using your hands, scrunch hair.
- Let hair air dry.
BEST ESSENTIAL OILS FOR HAIR
Several essential oils can be used to promote a healthy scalp and hair. Essential oils can be used to strengthen, thicken, and lengthen hair. I love adding these oils into a spray bottle for hair growth or to make my own shampoo.
Rosemary essential oil is the top oil for hair growth and thickness. It helps to treat dry hair, as well as overly oily hair and can help prevent split ends.
Studies have shown that lavender produces more hair follicles to help thicken and strengthen hair. Lavender has a beautiful floral scent that can promote calmness and reduce stress; stress can be the biggest reason for hair loss.
This essential oil is known for the cooling effect it has on the skin when used topically and for its refreshing minty scent. Peppermint is also great for the hair as it promotes hair growth and thickness.
One of my personal favorite smelling oil of all time! Sandalwood can stimulate hair growth, help against dandruff, and promote a healthy scalp.
Bergamot has been very successful at promoting hair growth when massaged into the scalp. With cleansing and purifying properties, it is also effective at keeping the scalp healthy.
This essential oil has a citrusy yet woodsy smell, making it a perfect scent for men or women. I make a beard oil with lemongrass that my husband loves, and he is pretty picky about having products with manly smells! Lemongrass is great for the hair and can help to strengthen and thicken.
7. CLARY SAGE
Adding clary sage to the conditioner will help with hair growth by strengthening the hair and preventing split ends.
8. WILD ORANGE
I love the refreshing and uplifting aroma of wild orange. Wild orange is amazing for supporting the mood, the immune system and can benefit the hair.
Melaleuca promotes a healthy, clean-looking scalp. It can be used to help with a dry, itchy scalp and protect against lice.
10. ROMAN CHAMOMILE
Roman chamomile is a delicate essential oil that is sensitive enough to use on young children. It can help to soften the hair while adding shine. I love using this oil on my kids’ hair.
Friends, if you are lucky enough to have hair that curls TRY this! Let me know what you think? I’ll keep enjoying my straight hair and the wonders that saltwater does for my skin…not my hair. Haha!
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