Concoct your own saltwater spray in 5 steps for effortless, summertime hairstyles.
By: Sarah James
There are many ways to get beachy waves using different products, braids, twists or blow-dryer diffusers to name a few. But the real reason you get “beachy” waves is due to saltwater.
Saltwater creates the most perfectly un-perfect waves, and it's nearly impossible to recreate those covetable carefree curls without it. Luckily, you don't need to travel hundreds of miles to dip your mane into the ocean! Just follow these tips, and you'll have the best (and most economical) saltwater spray out there.
1 cup warm water (to dissolve salt and any hardened coconut oil)
Kosher or sea salt
1/2 teaspoon coconut oil (which provides shine and also smells wonderful)
Dab of hair gel
- Fill the spray bottle with 1 cup (8 ounces) of water
- Add 1 teaspoon of sea salt to the water
- Add coconut oil
- Mix thoroughly and add hair gel
- Secure the top on the spray bottle and shake vigorously
Use the spray on barely damp or dry hair and scrunch the ends toward your head to create the wavy texture. Be careful not to fuss with your hair too much — one of the reasons hair looks so great after a day at the beach is because you probably didn't touch it much! Just let it air-dry if you have the time, or use a diffuser attachment on your blow dryer.
And voilà! Loose, textured waves that won't cost you a trip to the beach or an arm and a leg in products. Perfect!
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Sarah can be found contributing her musings on style, beauty and parenting at her personal blog, Whoorl, as well as the popular beauty website Hair Thursday. Her blogs have been featured on “The Rachael Ray Show,” “ABC Nightline ” and in The New York Times.