Sea Salt Hair Spray

Share a recipe for homemade sea salt hair spray that you can make on the cheap (with better ingredients) and also add as a small gift or stocking stuffer.

Hi friends! How is the week going so far? I’m looking forward to lunch with a friend and catching a hot yoga class later tonight.

For today’s post I wanted to share a super fun and easy beauty DIY: sea salt hair spray! You may be familiar with sea salt spray because it’s a great way to add beachy waves and texture to your hair. It can be used on wet or dry hair, and makes you feel like you’ve spent the day at the beach. Store-bought sea salt sprays can cost a fortune (around $40 a bottle), so making your own is an easy way to save money. You can also adjust the ingredients according to your hair type and preference!

Today I’m sharing a DIY sea salt spray recipe that you can do at home. Pin it for the next time you’re looking for a quick and easy hair DIY.

Homemade Sea Salt Hair Spray

Homemade Sea Salt Hair Spray

What does sea salt hair spray do for hair?

My #1 favorite use for sea salt spray is to create waves and add beachy texture. It also helps absorb excess oil. It enhances waves and curls and creates volume when your hair is feeling a little blah or like it needs a boost. You can also add some nourishing components like argan oil and coconut oil for hair health.

What you need:

1 tablespoon sea salt (Redmond’s real salt is my favorite)

2 teaspoons argan oil (you can also use coconut oil)

10 oz warm water

Optional: 4-6 drops of essential oil. I used lavender, but you can also use any hair-friendly oils, such as rosemary, rose absolute, lemon or tea tree. I order all of our essential oils from Thrive Market and also love NOW Foods (you can use FITNESSISTA for 20% off).

A glass spray bottle

How to make your own sea salt spray

Step 1

Add the sea salt to a bowl and pour the hot water over the top. Whisk to completely dissolve the sea salt.

Step 2

Add the argan oil and essential oil and continue to whisk.

Step 3

Pour into your glass spray bottle.

Step 4

Give it a shake and add a few sprays to your hair while *curling* for extra texture and volume. Store in a cupboard for up to 3 months.

Mixing Ingredients

How to use sea salt hair spray

You can use sea salt spray on wet or dry hair. I prefer to use it on dry hair that hasn’t been washed in a few days for added volume and life. If you use it on wet hair, don’t blow dry afterwards; just scrape and let it air dry. The brilliant thing about this is that you don’t need any extra tools, and it’s pretty foolproof. Just spray, scrape and enjoy. Adding essential oil can also add some lovely natural fragrance.

Spraying Hair

Does sea salt spray damage hair?

Like anything, I think moderation is extremely important. Sprays that contain salt can be a bit drying, so I would only use them 2-3 times a week. The good news about this spray is that the argan oil can help nourish and moisturize the hair, so it’s not quite as dry.

Some tips to prevent damage:

– Take it easy with the heating tools and your hair. Do not use hair dryers/straighteners/curling rods etc.

– Use a heat shield when using heating tools, such as this one.

– Do not overwash your hair. Shampoo can also be very drying as it strips the hair of hydrating oil. I only wash my hair about 2x a week and rarely blow dry it. My hair care tips are in this post!

Homemade Sea Salt Spray

All in all, this is a super easy hack that you can make cheaply at home. Please report back if you try it! If you don’t have time to make it anytime soon, pin this post for a rainy day.

So tell me, friends: have you ever used sea salt spray? What’s your number 1 hair must-have? This is mine; I can’t live without it.

xo

Gina

More beauty DIYs:

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