Tuesday, July 15, 2014

DIY: Sea Salt Hair Spray

I hope you had a lovely weekend, gems! I don't know about you, but I need a solid day to get back into the swing of things after a great weekend (lots of live music, warm weather and good friends). Thank goodness Monday happened and gave me the chance to get back on track (I can't believe I said that).

Since my shoulder injury, I've said adios to my hairdryer and have been going au natural when it comes to my hair. Thankfully, my hair usually looks acceptable enough for me to be out in public. Truthfully, I've grown really comfortable with my morning routine now (a breeze) and am enjoying showering at night more than I ever thought I would.

Only one problem; one of my favorite hair products for beachy waves (Alterna Bamboo Beach Ocean Waves) is nearly empty. I've used this bad boy on my hair nearly every day since we were in China (I rarely used hot tools on my hair due to the humidity), and it's nearly gone.

To supplement my Alterna product while I'm waiting for a new bottle to ship, I decided to make my own version (I just had to for my month of DIYs!). Inspired by Free People's tutorial on Sea Salt Spray for Hair, my version is nearly identical. 

The best part about this spray is that it was so easy to make. With only four ingredients (most of which I had lying around our apartment), it took me less than five minutes total.  Not to mention, it smells just like summer, which to me, is nearly priceless.

A must make (and must have) in my book. 


Coconut oil: 1/2 teaspoon
Hair gel: 1 tablespoon
Water: 8 ounces
Sea salt: 1 teaspoon
Spray bottle


Gather your goods.

Pour 8 ounces of slightly warm water into your spray bottle. This will help ensure the salt, coconut oil and hair gel dissolve. 

Add your sea salt (1 teaspoon). While salt is known to be harsh on your hair, the coconut oil will help keep it healthy.

Add your coconut oil (1/2 teaspoon). Feels and smells amazing.

Add your hair gel (1/2 tablespoon or more depending on desired hold). I used Aveda Confixor - it has such a great smell and a lightweight hold.

Tighten the nozzle and shake away! You want to ensure all of the products dissolve in the water.

Get ready to use! It can be sprayed on wet, damp or dry hair.

This was how my hair held up with the spray. I used it after sleeping on wet hair. A couple spritzes and I was ready for work (and my hair smells so, so good).

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  1. Awesome!! It looks like the spray worked so, so well! :-) Thank you for sharing this!

    -Kelly, What Love Does

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