There’s something perfectly low-maintenance, care-free, and utterly sexy about beachy waves isn’t there? After testing SO many tutorials and weighing the pros and cons of each ingredient, I think I finally created the perfect sea salt spray that you can whip up at home. You probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen!
Before we really dive into beachy textured hair, I want to take a minute to talk about some easy hacks that will give you the end results you’re looking for.
Tip #1 Fake Natural Looking Curls
First off, Im not going to tell you to break out your curling iron and force some soft waves. To me, beach hair should be a little more effortless and natural than that. (Kudos to the girls out there that have that kind of dedication though!) If you have stick straight hair, start out by faking some natural-looking waves by sleeping in a french braid or boxer braids the night before. I like to braid damp hair so it dries overnight and my curls have more staying power. Then, in the morning, spritz some DIY sea salt spray for added texture and go. It’s the easiest, five minute hairstyle that leaves you with beach bombshell hair.
Tip #2 Add This If Your Hair Falls Flat
As your hair grows longer, it can often weigh itself down with it’s own sheer weight. If your on this boat…. or your hair just doesn’t hold curls well, double the gelatin measurement in your sea salt spray mixture for some extra hold.
Tip #3 Add More Curls With A Blow Dryer:
If you have naturally curly hair…. or kinda-sorta-wavy hair, enhance and define your natural curls with a Hair Diffuser. Start with damp hair, spritz your DIY sea salt spray all over, and blow dry your hair using the diffuser attachment. Here’s a great tutorial on how to use a hair diffuser.
So without further ado, here’s the complete recipe:
In creating this DIY Sea Salt Recipe, I wanted to create a beauty product for you guys that was as natural as possible, and wouldn’t leave your hair dry or damaged. It’s amazing to me how many hair care products actually damage your hair! That’s why in my natural beauty tutorials, each ingredient has a specific purpose and benefit. Here’s the breakdown:
Benefits of Each Ingredient:
This is the ingredient that gives your hair the beachy texture you are looking for. However, any salt has drying properties so we’ll combat any negative effects with other moisturizing ingredients. Natural sea salt has larger molecules (so it’s not absorbed into each strand as easily) and is less processed in general so it is also less-damaging to your hair than traditional table salt.
Avocado oil is intensely moisturizing, fights hair loss, and even unclogs blocked hair follicles, which contributes to more natural hair growth. Since beachy hair is all about extreme thickness, this oil is ideal for creating naturally, thicker hair.
Cedarwood Essential Oil & Lavender Essential Oil
Both of these essential oils smell fantastic but we’ll be adding them to our DIY sea salt spray for their added benefits as well. Both of these specific essential oils are great for hair growth and both contain moisturizing properties.
Did you know that your hair follicles are made up almost entirely of protein? Yup. Each strand consists of 80% pure protein, which is why eggs, greek yogurts, and other protein-packed hair masks do wonders for your hair. Most people don’t know this, but gelatin is also extremely high in protein and comes in a form that is easily absorbed by each strand. That’s why my DIY hair lamination tutorial works so well. Gelatin also can be used in replacement of traditional hair gel, creates a lightweight, medium hold, and actually makes your hair healthier in the process.
With each ingredient being hugely beneficial, you eliminate all the fillers, crazy chemicals, and excess markups. Isn’t making your own beauty products fun?
Thank you SO much for reading this little tutorial guys! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments below!
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