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DIY Sea Salt Spray for Easy Beach Waves

The weather is warming up (slowly but surely!) and summer is almost here. If you’re still stuck in the office, give yourself a mood boost by infusing your beauty routine with a little bit of summer vacation!

This DIY sea salt hair spray is so simple to make and to use. Because it uses only natural ingredients, it prevents that heavy, sticky feeling you can get with store-bought hair product sprays. It also washes out really easily, preventing yucky product buildup that sometimes happens with hair styling sprays.

Plus, this spray does double beauty duty! Not only does it encourage your hair to form a natural beachy wave, but it also acts as a root booster, giving you texture as well as pumped-up volume. Cue the Baywatch theme as we run down an imaginary beach and flip our hair over our shoulder!

Another great thing about this DIY sea salt spray? You can use it anytime on wet or dry hair and it will still have the same effect. Going out for drinks after work and feeling like you could use a hair refresh? Give your scalp a spritz!

Again, this is one of the easiest recipes we have on our site, both to make and to use. Just shake, spray, scrunch, and go!

Give your hair a fragrance boost

If using essential oils, be aware that citrus oils, while they smell amazing, make your skin, scalp, and hair more sensitive to the sun. Be aware that using citrus-based essential oils will lighten (and potentially weaken) your hair if used in this spray!

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Beach, Please! DIY Sea Salt Spray for Easy Beach Waves

This DIY sea salt hair spray is so simple to make and to use. Because it uses only natural ingredients, it prevents that heavy, sticky feeling you can get with store-bought hair product sprays. It also washes out really easily, preventing yucky product buildup that sometimes happens with hair styling sprays. 

Type Hair spray
Level Beginner
Prep Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Warm water
  • 2 Tablespoons Epsom salts less drying than regular salt!
  • 1 tsp Aloe vera gel for hold
  • ½ tsp Jojoba oil for shine

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients until thoroughly combined. Use a funnel to transfer to a spray bottle. Shake well before each use. You should only need 3 to 5 spritzes per use; just spray, scrunch your hair (don’t comb it out) and let dry naturally for beautiful, just-got-back-from-the-beach waves!
  2. Optional: add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to give your hair spray a wonderful, refreshing scent!

Recipe Notes

If using essential oils, be aware that citrus oils, while they smell amazing, make your skin, scalp, and hair more sensitive to the sun. Be aware that using citrus-based essential oils will lighten (and potentially weaken) your hair if used in this spray!

If you’re looking for more easy-to-make and use summer DIY beauty essentials, try our 3-Ingredient natural lip & cheek stain, or our recipe for easy DIY Natural Dry Shampoo!

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About the author

As an only child who had to entertain herself a lot, Kelsey has always been a DIY fanatic! She grew up half beach bum in San Diego, CA, and half country bumpkin in Colorado Springs, CO. When she’s not researching natural DIY beauty and holistic wellness, you can see her pop up on TV once in a while on shows like ‘Modern Family’ and ‘New Girl’! Kelsey is a contributor to multiple editorial publications while also developing her original film and TV screenplays and writing a Young Adult novel.