DIY: Sea Salt Hair Spray

Since January I’ve been treating my hair rather poorly. Not only have I been washing it almost every single day, but I’ve also been applying heat to it each day. My morning routine was generally as follows: wake up, shower, blow-dry hair, and then straighten or curl it. Not to mention I haven’t cut it in awhile and I lightened my hair slightly. Yikes. Now that it’s summer I can finally let my hair breathe. I set up an appointment for a hair cut, and I’ve been wearing it natural every day.

Letting my hair air dry and not touching it is risky business for me. Naturally, my hair has quite the wave to it, which is amazing on some days, frightening on others. To keep my hair looking like I just stepped off the beach rather than stepping off a roller coaster, I made my own sea salt hair spray for beachy waves.

I usually steer clear from at-home beauty remedies. I trust my favorite products from my favorite brands more than I trust myself making my own products. Since my internship hasn’t started yet, summer has been rather anti-climatic for me, leaving me bored at home with nothing to do. One morning of a strong case of boredom lead to me concocting this DIY sea salt hair spray. I’m so glad I did. It’s so easy to make, and you can make it with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen!

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Rather than combing my hair after showering, I keep it in my towel for about 15 minutes to make sure most of the excess water is out. After unwrapping my hair from the towel I generously spray the ends of my hair with my DIY spray, then using my fingers I scrunch my hair to help it obtain a wave.

I’m always happy with how it turns out. It’s not crunchy or wet-looking like other curl products typically make curly hair.

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Finally, my hair is breathing again. The pin straight hair is gone for the summer, and the curls are out to play.

-Lyss

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